OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 1 Definitions and General Application

Section 1 Definitions


Canadian Electrical Code” means CSA Standard C22.1-06, Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1, Safety Standard for Electrical Installations;

CANMET” means the Canadian Explosives Atmospheres Laboratory, Canadian Centre for Mineral and Energy Technology, Natural Resources Canada;

cantilever hoist” means a hoist in which the car travels on rails that may be an integral part of a vertical mast and on a vertical plane out-board from the mast;

carabiner” means a connecting component that

(a) generally consists of a trapezoidal or oval body with a self-locking gate that requires at least 2 consecutive, deliberate actions to open to permit the body to receive an object and that, when released, automatically closes and locks to prevent unintentional opening, and

(b) has an ultimate tensile strength of at least 22.2 kilonewtons;

CEN” means European Committee for Standardization;

certified by a professional engineer” means stamped and signed by a professional engineer as described in section 14;

CGSB” means Canadian General Standards Board;

chimney hoist” means a hoist used to lift workers, materials or equipment during the construction of a chimney;

claim for disclosure exemption” means a claim filed under section 408;

climbable structure” means an engineered or architectural work where the primary method of accessing the structure is by climbing the structure with the principle means of support being the climber’s hands and feet;

close work site” means a work site that is not more than 20 minutes travel time from a health care facility under normal travel conditions using available means of transportation;

combustible dust” means a dust that can create an explosive atmosphere when it is suspended in air in ignitable concentrations;

combustible liquid” means a liquid that has a flash point at or above 37.8OC, as determined by using the methods described in the Alberta Fire Code (1997);

combined operation” in Part 36 means surface and underground mining activity at the same mine site, whether or not the mine material is being extracted from one or more connected or unconnected seams;

combined ventilation system” in Part 36 means a combination of an exhausting and a forcing ventilation system used in headings to maximize turbulence at the face;

competent” in relation to a person, means adequately qualified, suitably trained and with sufficient experience to safely perform work without supervision or with only a minimal degree of supervision;

concrete pump truck” in Part 19 means powered mobile equipment that is comprised of a concrete pump, a distribution boom or mast, delivery pipes and the equipment on which they are mounted;

confined space” means a restricted space which may become hazardous to a worker entering it because of

(a) an atmosphere that is or may be injurious by reason of oxygen deficiency or enrichment, flammability, explosivity, or toxicity,

(b) a condition or changing set of circumstances within the space that presents a potential for injury or illness, or

(c) the potential or inherent characteristics of an activity which can produce adverse or harmful consequences within the space;

consultation” means direct and meaningful involvement;

container” means a bag, barrel, bottle, box, can, cylinder, drum, storage tank or similar package or receptacle;

contaminant” means a chemical, biological or radiological material in a concentration that will likely endanger the health and safety of a worker if it is inhaled, ingested or absorbed;

contaminated” means affected by the presence of a harmful substance on workers or at the work site in a quantity sufficient to pose a risk to health;

contaminated environment” means a work site that contains or may contain a contaminant;

control system isolating device” means a device that physically prevents activation of a system used for remotely controlling the operation of equipment;

controlled product” means a product, material or substance specified by the regulations made under paragraph 15(1)(a) of the Hazardous Products Act (Canada) to be included in any of the classes listed in Schedule II to the Hazardous Products Act (Canada);

control zone” means the area within 2 metres of an unguarded edge of a level, elevated work surface that has a slope of no more than 4 degrees;

cow’s tail” in Part 41 means a short strap, lanyard or sling connected to the main attachment point of a harness;

CPSC” means Consumer Products Safety Commission;

crane” means equipment that is designed to lift loads, lower loads, and move loads horizontally when they are lifted;

CSA” means Canadian Standards Association;