OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 12 General Safety Precautions

Section 194 Vehicle traffic control

(1) If vehicle traffic at a work site is dangerous to workers on foot, in vehicles or on equipment, an employer must ensure that the traffic is controlled to protect the workers.

(2) An employer must ensure that a worker on foot and exposed to traffic wears a highly visible piece of clothing.

(3) A worker on foot and exposed to traffic must wear a highly visible piece of clothing.

(4) If a worker is designated by an employer to control traffic, the employer must ensure that the designated traffic controller wears a highly visible piece of clothing that

(a) clearly identifies the worker as a designated traffic controller, and

(b) is retroreflective if the worker is controlling traffic in the dark or visibility is poor.

(5) A worker designated to control traffic must wear a highly visible piece of clothing that complies with subsection (4).

(6) If a worker is designated by an employer to control traffic, the employer must ensure that the designated traffic controller uses a handheld signal light if it is dark or visibility is poor.

(7) If traffic on a public highway is dangerous to workers, an employer must protect the workers from the traffic using

(a) warning signs

(b) barriers,

(c) lane control devices,

(d) flashing lights,

(e) flares,

(f) conspicuously identified pilot vehicles,

(g) automatic or remote controlled traffic control systems,

(h) designated persons directing traffic, or

(i) methods described in the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Canada (1998), and its updates published up to and including June 30, 2009, published by the Transportation Association of Canada.