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 4-198 Electrical transportation tunnels

When working in transportation tunnels, at least two utility employees are required as a way of improving the personal safety of the workers. Poor lighting, working in spaces that may have limited workspace and difficulty in seeing or hearing transportation vehicles are examples of the type of hazards that may be present. A second worker can help to overcome or deal with these hazards.

Auxiliary lighting devices must be available to the utility employee working in the tunnel. Each device must bear the mark or label of a nationally accredited testing organization such as CSA, ULC, UL, ETL, etc. as evidence that the device has been approved to a Canadian electrical safety standard appropriate to that specific device.