Emergency Escape Devices
13.11 (1) Where practicable, an emergency escape device that is equipped with a brake mechanism that controls the descent of persons using the device shall be provided in the derrick of a drilling rig or an elevated part of a production facility.
(2) The employer shall set out in writing working instructions for the use of the device referred to in subsection (1).
(3) The instructions referred to in subsection (2) shall be kept in a conspicuous place on the drilling rig or production facility.
(4) An emergency escape device referred to in subsection (1) shall be installed, inspected and maintained by a qualified person.
Protection Against Drowning
13.12 (1) Where, in a work place, there is a hazard of drowning, the employer shall provide every person granted access to the work place with
(a) a life jacket or personal flotation device that meets the standards set out in the Canadian General Standards Board Standard
(i) CAN2-65.7-M80, Life Jackets, Inherently Buoyant Type, dated April 1980, or
(ii) 65-GP-11, Standard for: Personal Flotation Devices, dated October 1972; or
(b) a safety net or a fall-protection system.
(2) Where, in a work place, there is a hazard of drowning,
(a) emergency equipment shall be provided and held in readiness;
(b) a qualified person to operate all the emergency equipment provided shall be readily available;
(c) if appropriate, a powered rescue boat shall be provided and held in readiness; and
(d) written emergency procedures shall be prepared by the employer containing
(i) a full description of the procedures to be followed and the responsibilities of all persons granted access to the work place, and
(ii) the location of any emergency equipment.
(3) Where a work place is a wharf, dock, pier, quay or other similar structure, a ladder that extends at least two rungs below water level shall, where reasonably practicable, be installed on the face of the structure every 60 m along its length.
- SOR/94-165, s. 51(F).
13.13 Loose-fitting clothing, long hair, dangling accessories, jewellery or other similar items that are likely to be hazardous to the safety or health of an employee in a work place shall not be worn unless they are so tied, covered or otherwise secured as to prevent the hazard.
Protection from Extreme Temperatures
13.14 Where there is a likelihood that exposure of an employee to extreme temperatures could result in the employee suffering from hypothermia or hyperthermia, protection equipment suitable to protect the employee from the hazard shall be used.
Protection Against Moving Vehicles
13.15 Where an employee is regularly exposed to a hazard resulting from contact with moving vehicles during his work, he shall wear a high-visibility vest or other high-visibility clothing.
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