OHS Code

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

Section 236 All-terrain vehicles, snow vehicles, motorcycles

(1) An employer must ensure that a worker riding an all-terrain vehicle, snow vehicle, motorized trail bike or motorcycle or, subject to subsection (2), a small utility vehicle at a work site wears a safety helmet approved to one of the following standards:

(a) U.S.A. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard FMVSS 218 Motorcycle Helmets 1993 OCT;

(b) BSI Standard BS 6658:05, Specification for Protective Helmets for Vehicle Users;

(c) the Snell Memorial Foundation Standard M2005, 2005 Helmet Standard for Use in Motorcycling,

if the safety helmet was manufactured on or after July 1, 2009.

(1.1) Subsection (1) does not apply to small utility vehicles equipped with seat belts and rollover protection.

(2) Protective headwear in good condition that meets the requirements of an earlier version of a standard listed in subsection (1) may be used unless it is damaged.

(3) Subsection (1) does not apply if the vehicle is equipped with rollover protective structures that comply with section 270 and seat belts or restraining devices that comply with section 271.

(4) A worker who wears protective headwear under subsection (1) and who uses an all-terrain vehicle, snow vehicle, motorized trail bike or motorcycle to travel to a remote work site may continue to wear that protective headwear while working at the work site if

(a) the work does not subject the worker to potential contact with exposed energized electrical sources, and

(b) the work is done for a short period of time.