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LEGISLATIVE INTERPRETATIONS

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT

Industrials lift trucks – ROPS, FOPS & seatbelts

Topic: Industrials lift trucks – ROPS, FOPS & seatbelts Issued By: V.P., WorkSafe Services
Statute: Regulation 91-191 Date Issued: September 8, 1997
Section: 216(4) Date Revised:

216(4) Where a hazard exists from rolling over, an employer shall ensure that an industrial lift truck is equipped with a rollover protective structure that meets the minimum safety requirements of CSA standard B352.0-95, "Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) for Agricultural, Construction, Earthmoving, Forestry, Industrial, and Mining Machines - Part 1: General Requirements" or safety requirements that are certified by an engineer to provide equivalent or better protection.

Question:
Do you need seat belts with Falling Object Protective Structures (FOPS)?

Answer:
Maybe. See attached table.

FOPS ROPS SEATBELTS
Industrial Lift Truck Yes No No
(No chance of upset)
 
Industrial Lift Truck Yes Yes Yes
(Danger of upset) one cab covering may serve both purposes
 
Powered Mobile Equipment Yes Yes Yes
(Danger from falling objects) one cab covering may serve both purposes
 
Powered Mobile Equipment No Yes Yes
(No danger from falling objects)
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