Maritime Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (SOR/2010-120)

Regulations are current to 2014-06-12 and last amended on 2012-12-07. Previous Versions

 If an interior deck on a vessel is normally wet and employees on the vessel do not use non-slip waterproof footwear, the deck must be covered with a dry false floor or platform or treated with a non-slip product or substance.

 Each container that is used for solid or liquid waste in a work place must

  • (a) be equipped with a tight-fitting cover;

  • (b) be constructed so that it can be easily cleaned and maintained in a sanitary condition;

  • (c) be leak-proof; and

  • (d) if there may be internal pressure in the container, be designed so that the pressure is relieved by controlled ventilation.

  •  (1) As far as practicable, each enclosed part of a work place, personal service room, galley or pantry must be constructed, equipped and maintained in a manner that will prevent the entry of vermin.

  • (2) If vermin have entered any enclosed part of a work place, personal service room, galley or pantry, the employer must immediately take all steps necessary to eliminate the vermin and prevent their re-entry.

 A person must not use a personal service room for the purpose of storing equipment or supplies unless a closet fitted with a door is provided in that room for that purpose.

  •  (1) All reasonable steps must be taken to ensure that personal service rooms are kept mold and mycosis free.

  • (2) In each personal service room and galley, the decks, partitions and bulkheads must be constructed so that they can be easily cleaned and maintained in a sanitary condition.

 The deck and lower 150 mm of any partition or bulkhead that is in contact with the deck in a galley or sanitary facility must be watertight and impervious to moisture.

Sanitary Facilities

 In every sanitary facility, the employer must provide

  • (a) toilet paper on a holder or in a dispenser in each toilet compartment;

  • (b) powdered or liquid soap or other sanitizing agent in a dispenser at each wash basin or between adjoining wash basins;

  • (c) sufficient sanitary hand drying facilities to serve the number of employees using the sanitary facility;

  • (d) a non-combustible container for used disposable towels if disposable towels are provided; and

  • (e) a covered container lined with a plastic bag for the disposal of sanitary napkins, if the sanitary facility is provided for the use of female employees.

Wash Basins

 In every personal service room that contains a wash basin, the employer must provide

  • (a) powdered or liquid soap or other sanitizing agent in a dispenser at each wash basin or between adjoining wash basins;

  • (b) sufficient sanitary hand drying facilities to serve the number of employees using the personal service room; and

  • (c) a non-combustible container for the disposal of used towels if towels are provided.