Published Date: July 01, 2009
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OHS Code

Part 1 Definitions and General Application

Section 1 Definitions

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electric blasting detonator” means a shell containing a charge of detonating compound designed to be fired by an electric current;

electric utility” has the meaning assigned to it by the Electric Utilities Act;

electromagnetic radiation” includes radiation used or found in association with

(a) broadcasting,

(b) mobile communications systems,

(c) remote control signal stations,

(d) television and radio transmitters,

(e) industrial radiofrequency heaters,

(f) equipment used for geophysical surveys,

(g) radar,

(h) atmospheric electrical storms, and

(i) cellular telephone systems;

emergency first aider” means a person who holds a certificate in emergency first aid from an approved training agency;

Emergency Medical Responder” means an Emergency Medical Responder under the Emergency Medical Technicians Regulation (AR 48/93);

Emergency Medical Technician” means an Emergency Medical Technician under the Emergency Medical Technicians Regulation (AR 48/93);

Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (E.M.T.-P)” means an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic under the Emergency Medical Technicians Regulation (AR 48/93);

emergency response plan” means the emergency response plan required under Part 7;

employer member” means a person appointed to a joint work site health and safety committee under section 197;

equipment” means a thing used to equip workers at a work site and includes tools, supplies, machinery, instruments and sanitary facilities;

excavation” in Part 32 means a dug out area of ground but does not include a tunnel, underground shaft or open pit mine;

excess noise” means noise that exceeds the limits specified in section 218;

explosive” means a chemical compound or mixture that by fire, friction, impact, percussion or detonation may cause a sudden release of gases at a pressure capable of producing destructive effects to adjacent objects or of killing or injuring a person;

explosive atmosphere” means an atmosphere

(a) that contains a substance in a mixture with air, under atmospheric conditions and at a concentration between the substance’s lower explosive limit and upper explosive limit, and

(b) that is capable of producing destructive effects to adjacent objects or of killing or injuring a person;

exposed worker” means a worker who may reasonably be expected to work in a restricted area at least 30 work days in a 12-month period;