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 4-154 Employer duties

The employer is required to establish and maintain safe work procedures for live line work. As required by section 8 of the OHS Regulation, the procedures must be in writing and available to workers at the work site affected by the procedures.

The procedures must meet the minimum requirements of the ECUC. Being specialized work that may not be adequately covered by existing legislation, the employer must ensure that the procedures are in accordance with recognized electrical industry standards such as those prepared by CSA, IEC, IEEE, ANSI, etc.