OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 18 Personal Protective Equipment

Section 252 Equipment – no immediate danger

An employer must ensure that a worker wears self-contained breathing apparatus or an air line respirator having a capacity of at least 30 minutes if

(a) the employer determines under section 244 that conditions at the work site are not or cannot become immediately dangerous to life or health but

(i) the oxygen content of the atmosphere is or may be less than 19.5 percent by volume, or

(ii) the concentration of airborne contaminants exceeds or may exceed that specified by the manufacturer for air purifying respiratory equipment, and

(b) the complete equipment required by section 251 is not provided.