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Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 14.1 from 2006-03-22 to 2019-06-24:

 In this Part,

materials handling equipment

materials handling equipment means equipment, including its supporting structures, auxiliary equipment and rigging devices, used to transport, lift, move or position persons, materials, goods or things and includes mobile equipment used to lift, hoist or position persons, but does not include an elevating device that is permanently installed in a building; (appareil de manutention)

motorized hand-rider truck

motorized hand-rider truck means motorized materials handling equipment that is designed to be controlled by a walking or onboard operator; (chariot à conducteur porté ou accompagnant)


operator means a person who controls the operation of motorized or manual materials handling equipment and who has received or is receiving instruction and training in respect of the procedures referred to in subsection 14.23(1) or (3), as the case may be; (opérateur)

safe working load

safe working load means the maximum load that the motorized or manual materials handling equipment is designed and constructed to handle or support safely under particular operating conditions; (charge de travail admissible)


signaller means a person instructed by an employer to direct, by means of visual or auditory signals, the safe movement and operation of motorized materials handling equipment. (signaleur)

  • SOR/96-400, s. 1

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