S-2.1, r. 4 - Safety Code for the construction industry
2.18.5. Special provisions: (1) Flat-bed trucks and pickups, occasionally used for the transportation of workers can be put into service, if the following conditions are observed:
(a) space allowing, workers shall ride in the driver’s compartment and there shall not be more than 3 persons for a single cab;
(b) flat-bed trucks shall be protected on their sides with racks or walls having a minimum height of 900 mm;
(c) workers shall sit on benches placed near the sides of the platform and firmly fitted to the floor, and having a height between 380 mm and 480 mm;
(d) tailgates shall be kept closed while travelling; and
(e) the truck shall be equipped with a tarpaulin to protect workers against bad weather.
(2) Any truck with a closed body, used for the transportation of workers, shall have:
(a) the floor of the workers’ compartment airtight so as to prevent intoxication by exhaust gases;
(b) the tailpipe extended beyond the end of the body;
(c) openings specially arranged to allow natural ventilation and lighting of the vehicle for daytime driving; and
(d) artificial lighting inside the workers’ compartment for night time driving.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. S-2.1, r. 6, s. 2.18.5.