OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 40 Utility Workers – Electrical

Explanation of Rules Referenced from the ECUC, Second Edition

Rule 4-002 Duties

Subrule 4-002(1) Competency

As required elsewhere in the OHS Code, the employer is responsible for determining worker competency. For more information about competency, readers are referred to the explanation of the term “competent” appearing in Part 1 Definitions of the OHS Code Explanation Guide. In the subsections that follow, the term “worker” is used in its broadest sense to refer to any worker, whether a utility, its contractors, or subcontractors employ the person. Similarly, the term “employer” refers to any employer, whether it be a utility, its contractor, or subcontractors.

Subrules 4-002(2) and (3)

No explanation required.

Subrule 4-002(4)

Utility tree trimmers are also considered utility employees when working near power lines.

Subrule 4-002(5)

Utility tree workers are also considered utility employees when working near power lines.