OHS Code

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

Section 235 Bicycles and skates

(1) An employer must ensure that a worker who is riding a bicycle or using in-line skates or a similar means of transport wears a safety helmet

(a) that is approved to one of the following standards for bicycle safety helmets if the helmet was manufactured on or before July 1, 2009:

(i) CSA CAN/CSA-D113.2-M89 (R2004), Cycling Helmets,

(ii) CPSC, Title 16 Code of U.S. Federal Regulations Part 1203, Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets,

(iii) Snell Memorial Foundation B-90, 1998 Standard for Protective Headgear for Use with Bicycles,

(iv) Snell Memorial Foundation B-95, 1998 Standard for Protective Headgear for Use with Bicycles,

(v) Snell Memorial Foundation N-94, 1994 Standard for Protective Headgear in Non-Motorized Sports,

(vi) ASTM F1447-06, Standard Specification for Helmets Used in Recreational Bicycling or Roller Skating,

(vii) repealed,

(viii) repealed,

(ix) repealed,

(x) repealed, and

(b) that is free of damage or modification that would reduce its effectiveness.

(2) Despite subsection (1), if workers at a work site normally wear industrial protective headwear in accordance with section 234, that protective headwear may be worn by workers using a bicycle or similar means of transport at the work site if

(a) the worker travels at a speed of not more than 20 kilometres per hour, and

(b) the protective headwear is worn with a fastened chin strap.