OHS Code

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

Section 249 Quality of breathing air

(1) An employer must ensure that air used in a self-contained breathing apparatus or an air line respirator

(a) is of a quality that meets the requirements of Table 1 of CSA Standard Z180.1-00 (R2005), Compressed Breathing Air and Systems, and

(b) does not contain a substance in a concentration that exceeds 10 percent of its occupational exposure limit.

(2) Subsection (1)(b) does not apply to substances listed in Table 1 of CSA Standard Z180.1-00 (R2005), Compressed Breathing Air and Systems.