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LEGISLATIVE INTERPRETATIONS

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT

Hoses & Pipes – Shielded

Topic: Hoses & Pipes – Shielded Issued by: V.P., WorkSafe Services
Statute: Regulation 91-191 Date Issued: September 8, 1997
Section: 253(1)(a) Date Revised:

253(1) An employer shall ensure that a hose or pipe containing a hazardous substance is

(a) shielded to prevent contact with an employee

Question:
Is this only when the pipe is hot, or is it all the time?

Answer:
Only when a pipe or hose is hot, for example when filled with steam.

The wording in 77-1 was:

26(15) Steam hoses and pipes shall,

(a) be shielded to prevent personal contact

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