OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 10 Fire and Explosion Hazards

Section 162 Prohibitions

(1) A person must not enter or work at a work area if more than 20 percent of the lower explosive limit of a flammable or explosive substance is present in the atmosphere.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a competent, properly equipped worker who is responding in an emergency.

(3) A person must not smoke in a work area where a flammable substance is stored, handled, processed or used.
3.1 A person must not use an open flame, except in accordance with section 169, in a work area where a flammable substance is stored, handled, processed or used.

(4) A person must not mix, clean or use a flammable or combustible liquid at a temperature at or above its flash point in an open vessel if a potential source of ignition is in the immediate vicinity of the activity.

(5) A person must not use a flammable or combustible liquid at a temperature above its flash point in a washing or cleaning operation, unless the washing or cleaning equipment is specifically designed and manufactured for the use of the liquid.

(6) A person must not store contaminated rags used to clean or wipe up flammable substances other than in a covered container that has a label that clearly indicates it is to be used for the storage of contaminated rags.