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Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 2.9 from 2011-09-30 to 2019-06-24:

  •  (1) A fixed ladder installed after the day of the coming into force of this section shall be designed, constructed and installed in accordance with the requirements of ANSI Standard A14.3-1984 entitled American National Standard for Ladders — Fixed — Safety Requirements, as amended from time to time, other than section 7 of that Standard.

  • (2) A fixed ladder that is installed before the day of the coming into force of this section shall, where reasonably practicable, meet the requirements referred to in subsection (1).

  • (3) While ascending or descending a fixed ladder, an employee shall

    • (a) maintain a three-point contact with the ladder; and

    • (b) carry any tools, equipment or materials in a pouch or holster or in any other secure manner.

  • (4) A fixed ladder shall be highly visible or its presence otherwise brought to the attention of any employee in the area.

  • SOR/2000-374, s. 2
  • SOR/2011-206, s. 1

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