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122   LAWS OF ONTARIO

guarding of elevators and hoists. The Act requires the owner to provide proper means of protection against accidents by fire. Inside and outside doors must open outwardly. All doors giving access to towers, stairways and fire escapes must be kept unlocked during working hours. Fire escapes must be provided on all buildings over one storey in height. Notification of accidents is another matter provided for.

There are a number, of special provisions with regard to bakeshops. It seems 'strange that some of these provisions should ever have been required, but a special inspection of bakeries made some years ago revealed conditions, fortunately not general, which alarmed as well as disgusted the investigators. Barber shops, not being strictly either factories or shops within the meaning of the Act, are dealt with in a section which prohibits employment on Sundays. In most of the larger municipalities these shops are required to be closed not later than eight o'clock in the evening on every day except Saturday, when they are allowed to remain open until midnight.


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