OHS Code

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

Section 272 Falling objects protective structures

(1) If hazard assessment identifies that an operator of powered mobile equipment is exposed to falling objects, the employer must ensure that the powered mobile equipment is equipped with a falling objects protective structure.

(2) A falling objects protective structure installed on or after July 1, 2009 must comply with the appropriate requirements of

(a) SAE Standard J167 (2002), Overhead Protection for Agricultural Tractors – Test Procedures and Performance Requirements,

(b) SAE Standard J/ISO 3449 (2005), Earthmoving Machinery – Falling-Object Protective Structures – Laboratory Tests and Performance Requirements, or,

(c) SAE Standard J1042 (2003), Operator Protection for General – Purpose Industrial Machines.

(3) An employer, instead of using a falling objects protective structure that complies with subsection (2), may use equipment that is certified by a professional engineer as providing the equivalent or better protection.