OHS Code

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

Section 1 Definitions


Lex” means the level of a worker’s total exposure to noise in dBA, averaged over the entire workday and adjusted to an equivalent 8 hour exposure measured in accordance with section 216 and based on a 3 decibel exchange rate;

label” includes a mark, sign, device, stamp, seal, sticker, ticket, tag or wrapper;

laboratory sample” means a sample of a controlled product that is intended solely to be tested in a laboratory, but does not include a sample that is to be used

(a) by the laboratory for testing other products, materials or substances, or

(b) for educational or demonstration purposes;

ladderjack scaffold” means a scaffold erected by attaching a bracket to a ladder to support the scaffold planks;

lanyard” means a flexible line of webbing or synthetic or wire rope that is used to secure a full body harness or safety belt to a lifeline or anchor point;

leading edge” means the edge of a floor, roof, or formwork for a floor or other walking/working surface which changes location as additional floor, roof, decking, or formwork sections are placed, formed or constructed;

life jacket” means personal protective equipment capable of supporting a person with the head above water in a face-up position without the direct effort of the person wearing the equipment;

lifeline” means a synthetic or wire rope, rigged from one or more anchor points, to which a worker’s lanyard or other part of a personal fall arrest system is attached;

light duty scaffold” means a scaffold that

(a) is designed to support the equivalent of an evenly distributed load of not more than 122 kilograms per square metre, and

(b) has planks with a span of not more than 3 metres;

lower explosive limit” means the lower value of the range of concentrations of a substance, in a mixture with air, at which the substance may ignite;

low hazard work” means work described in Schedule 2, Table 1;

lumber” means wood that is spruce-pine-fir (S-P-F) or better, of Number 2 grade or better and, if referred to by dimensions, meets the requirements of CSA Standard CAN/CSA-O141-05, Softwood Lumber, or the requirements of the NLGA Standard, Standard Grading Rules for Canadian Lumber (2003);