S-2.1, r. 4 - Safety Code for the construction industry

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3.10.13. Safety and protective devices:
(1)  Moving parts of machines shall be protected by safety devices. They shall be designed, constructed and used so as:
(a)  to ensure a positive protection and to prevent any access to the danger zone during their operation;
(b)  not to hamper the operator;
(c)  to operate automatically or with a minimum of effort;
(d)  to allow easy maintenance and repair of the machine;
(e)  not to have sharp edges, asperities or burrs and to constitute a source of hazards; and
(f)  to be solidly fixed.
(2)  If moving parts are not protected due to their location or by suitable guards, it shall be assured that:
(a)  the projecting extremities of transmission shafts are protected by sleeves or sockets;
(b)  the revolving collars are cylindrical and without projecting parts;
(c)  the jet screws, belts, keys, grease cups and other projections in revolving parts are flushed or covered to avoid any contact; and
(d)  unused keyways are filled up or enclosed in a guard.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. S-2.1, r. 6, s. 3.10.13.