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DIVISION 2 - GENERAL MACHINE REQUIREMENTS

R16.25-1 Operation and Maintenance (Fuel Tank Filler and Vent Outlet Locations)
R16.33-1 Protective Structures (Hydraulic Excavators)
R16.34-1 Rollover Protective Structures (Pipe Layers)
R16.36-1 ROPS Certification (Sweep Arms)

Policies Part 16 - Division 2 - General Machine Requirements

R16.25-1
General Requirements - Operation and Maintenance (Fuel Tank Filler and Vent Outlet Locations)

BACKGROUND

1. Explanatory Notes
Section 16.25 sets out restrictions for a fuel tank fill point or vent opening within an enclosed cab of mobile equipment.

2. The OHSR
Section 16.25:

A fuel tank fill point or vent opening is not permitted within an enclosed cab of mobile equipment.

POLICY
See Section 16.25 of the OHSR.


EFFECTIVE DATE: September 1, 2021
AUTHORITY: Section 16.25 of the OHSR.
CROSS REFERENCES:  
HISTORY: September 1, 2021 - Housekeeping changes to reflect changes to the OHSR.
April 6, 2020 - Housekeeping changes.
September 15, 2010 - Housekeeping changes to update OHSR provisions due to repeal of section 16.3(4), delete practice reference and make formatting changes.
Replaces Policy No. 26.02-3 of the Prevention Division Policy and Procedure Manual.
APPLICATION: This Item results from the 2000/2001 "editorial" consolidation of all prevention policies into the Prevention Manual. The POLICY in this Item merely continues the substantive requirements of Policy No. 26.02-3, as they existed prior to the Effective Date, with any wording changes necessary to reflect legislative and regulatory changes since Policy No. 26.02-3 was issued.

R16.33-1
Guards - Protective Structures (Hydraulic Excavators)

BACKGROUND
1. Explanatory Notes
Section 16.33 sets out requirements for protection of operators of mobile equipment from various hazards.

2. The OHSR
Section 16.33(2):

Operators of mobile equipment, and any other riders of mobile equipment authorized by section 16.8, must be protected against any reasonably foreseeable hazards from falling, flying or intruding objects or materials, or tipovers, by means of cabs, windows, screens, grills, shields, deflectors, guards or structures on the mobile equipment that

(a) are designed and installed to provide an adequate view for the operator to safely use the mobile equipment, and

(b) meet the requirements of

(i) at least one of the following standards, if the mobile equipment is in the scope of the standard:

(A) CSA Standard B352.0-16, Rollover protective structures (ROPS), falling object protective structures (FOPS), operator protective structures (OPS), and tip-over protective structures (TOPS) for mobile machinery - General Canadian requirements;

(B) Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Recommended Practice J1356 MAR2013, Performance Criteria for Falling Object Guards for Excavators;

(C) SAE J2267 APR2007 Minimum Performance Criteria for Operator Front Protective Structures (OFPS) for Certain Equipment;

(D) ANSI/UL 752, Standard for Bullet-Resisting Equipment, 11th edition (with revisions up to and including December 11, 2015);

(E) WorkSafeBC G601 Standard - Heavy Duty Backstops for Logs and Rocks, set out in Schedule 16-A of this Part;

(F) WorkSafeBC G603 Standard - Heavy Duty Guards for Windows, set out in Schedule 16-B of this Part;

(G) WorkSafeBC G604 Standard - Light Duty Guards for Windows, set out in Schedule 16-C of this Part, or

(ii) an earlier version of at least one of the standards set out in subparagraph (i)(A) to (D), if the earlier version applied to the cabs, windows, screens, grills, shields, deflectors, guards or structures on the mobile equipment on the date of manufacture of the mobile equipment.

POLICY
See Section 16.33 of the OHSR.


EFFECTIVE DATE: September 1, 2021
AUTHORITY: Section 16.33 of the OHSR.
CROSS REFERENCES:  
HISTORY: September 1, 2021 - Housekeeping changes to reflect changes to the OHSR.
April 6, 2020 - Housekeeping changes.
September 15, 2010 - Housekeeping changes to delete practice reference and make formatting changes.
March 1, 2005 - Housekeeping changes to reflect the October 29, 2003 changes to the OHSR. This Item originally replaced Policy No. 26.16(1) of the former Prevention Division Policy and Procedure Manual.
October 29, 2003 - The reproduction of section 16.21(2) of the OHSR in this Item was revised to reflect its amendment.
This Item results from the 2000/2001 "editorial" consolidation of all Prevention policies into the Prevention Manual. The POLICY in this Item merely continues the substantive requirements of Policy No. 26.16(1), as they existed prior to the Effective Date, with any wording changes necessary to reflect legislative and regulatory changes since Policy No. 26.16(1) was issued.
APPLICATION: This policy applies to protective structures for hydraulic excavators on and after April 1, 2001.

R16.34-1
Guards - Rollover Protective Structures (Pipe Layers)

BACKGROUND
1. Explanatory Notes
Section 16.34 requires mobile equipment to be used with a rollover protection structure unless it is a snowmobile, ATV or other mobile equipment designed for a standing operator or with a straddle seat, a golf cart, or a risk assessment respecting the mobile equipment determines there is no, or only a minimal, risk of rollover. Included in the list of equipment requiring a written risk assessment are pipe layers.

2. The OHSR
Section 16.34(2):

Mobile equipment must be used with a ROPS unless

(a) the mobile equipment is

(i) a snowmobile, ATV or any other mobile equipment designed for a standing operator or with a straddle seat, or

(ii) a golf cart, or

(b) a qualified person has completed a rollover risk assessment respecting the mobile equipment and determined there is no, or only a minimal, risk of rollover.

Section 16.34(3), in part:

A rollover risk assessment and determination referred to in subsection (2)(b) must be in writing if the assessment and determination pertains to one of the following types of mobile equipment:

(a) tractors, dozers, loaders, skidders, trenchers, graders, scrapers, roller-compactors, pipe layers and rough terrain lift trucks;

POLICY
See Section 16.34 of the OHSR.


EFFECTIVE DATE: September 1, 2021
AUTHORITY: Section 16.34 of the OHSR.
CROSS REFERENCES:  
HISTORY: September 1, 2021 - Housekeeping changes to reflect changes to the OHSR.
April 6, 2020 - Housekeeping changes.
September 15, 2010 - Housekeeping changes to delete practice reference and make formatting changes.
Replaces Policy No. 26.16(3)(b) of the Prevention Division Policy and Procedure Manual.
APPLICATION: This Item results from the 2000/2001 "editorial" consolidation of all prevention policies into the Prevention Manual. The POLICY in this Item merely continues the substantive requirements of Policy No. 26.16(3)(b), as they existed prior to the Effective Date, with any wording changes necessary to reflect legislative and regulatory changes since Policy No. 26.16(3)(b) was issued.

R16.36-1
Guards - ROPS Certification (Sweep Arms)

BACKGROUND
1. Explanatory Notes
Section 26.54.1 sets out the requirements for replacement or recertification of ROPS when there may be structural damage to the sweep arm attached to a ROPS on a skidder.

2. The OHSR
Section 26.54.1:

If a sweep arm attached to a ROPS on a skidder is bent or deformed, prior to the use of the skidder

(a) a qualified person must determine whether the ROPS may be structurally damaged as a consequence of the damage to the sweep arm, and

(b) if the ROPS may be structurally damaged, the ROPS must either be

(i) recertified by the manufacturer or a professional engineer as meeting the requirements of section 16.36, or

(ii) replaced.

POLICY
See section 26.54.1 of the OHSR.


EFFECTIVE DATE: September 1, 2021
AUTHORITY: Section 26.54.1 of the OHSR.
CROSS REFERENCES: Section 16.36 of the OHSR.
HISTORY: September 1, 2021 - Housekeeping changes to reflect changes to the OHSR.
April 6, 2020 - Housekeeping changes.
September 15, 2010 - Housekeeping changes to delete practice reference and make formatting changes.
Replaces Policy No. 26.16(2)-2 of the Prevention Division Policy and Procedure Manual.
APPLICATION: This Item results from the 2000/2001 "editorial" consolidation of all prevention policies into the Prevention Manual. The POLICY in this Item merely continues the substantive requirements of Policy No. 26.16(2)-2, as they existed prior to the Effective Date, with any wording changes necessary to reflect legislative and regulatory changes since Policy No. 26.16(2)-2 was issued. The references to specific brand names in Policy No 26.16(2)-2 have been deleted as not being appropriate for inclusion in policy.

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