OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 19 Powered Mobile Equipment

Section 271 Equipment with rollover protection

(1) An employer must ensure that the powered mobile equipment fitted with a rollover protective structure manufactured on or after July 1, 2009 has seat belts for the operator and passengers that comply with

(a) SAE Standard J386 (2006), Operator Restraint System for Off-Road Work Machines, or

(b) SAE Information Report J2292 (2006), Combination Pelvic/Upper Torso (Type 2) Operator Restraint Systems for Off-Road Work Machines.

(2) Despite subsection (1), if the work process makes wearing the seat belts in the powered mobile equipment impracticable, the employer may permit workers to wear shoulder belts or use bars, screens or other restraining devices designed to prevent the operator or a passenger from being thrown out of the rollover protective structure.