PART 9Persons Transfer Apparatus (continued)
Use and Operation (continued)
(2) Every transfer of a person by means of a persons transfer apparatus must be made only when visibility and environmental conditions are such that the transfer can be made safely.
(3) If a person is transferred by means of a persons transfer apparatus from one place to another on the vessel or from the vessel to another place off a vessel or vice versa,
(a) the person in charge of the transfer operation must be in direct radio contact with the operator of the apparatus; and
(b) the person to be transferred must
(4) If a person is transferred by a basket to or from a drilling unit or an offshore production facility, the drilling unit or production facility must be equipped with at least two buoyant baskets.
(5) For the purposes of subsection (4), basket, drilling unit, offshore and production facility have the same meaning as in section 1.1 of the Oil and Gas Occupational Safety and Health Regulations.
(2) A boatswain’s chair must be suspended from a parapet clamp, cornice hook, thrust-out beam or other solid anchorage having a working load limit that is at least equivalent to that of the suspension system for the boatswain’s chair.
135 A boatswain’s chair must only be used when visibility and weather conditions permit its safe use.
Inspection and Testing
136 (1) Every persons transfer apparatus must be inspected and found to be in serviceable condition before each use and all ropes, wires or other vital parts that show signs of significant wear must be replaced before the apparatus is used.
(2) Every persons transfer apparatus and every safety device attached to it must be inspected and tested by a qualified person to ascertain that the requirements referred to in section 131 are met
(3) A record of each inspection and test made in accordance with subsection (2) must
(a) be made and signed by the qualified person who made the inspection and performed the test;
(b) include the date of the inspection and test and the identification and location of the persons transfer apparatus and any safety devices that were inspected and tested;
(c) set out the observations of the qualified person on the safety of the apparatus and any safety device;
(d) be kept by the employer on the vessel on which the persons transfer apparatus is located for a period of two years after the day on which the inspection is signed; and
(e) be made readily available for examination by the operator of the apparatus.
Repair and Maintenance
137 Repair and maintenance of a persons transfer apparatus or a safety device attached to it must be performed by a qualified person appointed by the employer.
PART 10Protection Equipment
(2) All protection equipment must
139 If there is a hazard of head injury in a work place, the employer must provide protective headwear that meets the standards set out in CSA Standard CAN/CSA-Z94.1-05, Industrial Protective Headwear - Performance, Selection, Care, and Use.
140 (1) If there is a hazard of a foot injury or electric shock through footwear in a work place, the employer must ensure that every person granted access to that work place uses protective footwear that meets the standards set out in CSA Standard CAN/CSA-Z195-02 (R2008), Protective Footwear.
(2) If there is a hazard of slipping in a work place, non-slip footwear must be used.
Eye and Face Protection
141 If there is a hazard of injury in a work place to the eyes, face, ears or front of the neck, the employer must provide eye or face protectors that meet the standards set out in CSA Standard Z94.3-07, Eye and Face Protectors.
142 (1) If there is a hazard of an airborne hazardous substance or an oxygen-deficient atmosphere in a work place, the employer must provide a respiratory protective device or breathing apparatus that is listed in the most recent version of the NIOSH Certified Equipment List, or, if there is a hazard of an airborne hazardous substance in a work place and a person’s presence is determined by a qualified person to be necessary for medical treatment to be provided, under supervision from a health care practitioner as defined in section 166 of the Canada Labour Code, at the work place, the employer may provide a respiratory protective device that is a COVID-19 medical device authorized for sale by the Minister of Health under the Interim Order No. 2 Respecting the Importation and Sale of Medical Devices for Use in Relation to COVID-19 made on March 1, 2021 and published in Canada Gazette, Part I on March 20, 2021.
(2) A respiratory protective device or breathing apparatus referred to in subsection (1) must be selected, fitted, cared for, used and maintained in accordance with the standards set out in CSA Standard CAN/CSA-Z94.4-02 (R2007), Selection, Care and Use of Respirators.
(3) If air is provided by means of a respiratory protective device or breathing apparatus referred to in subsection (1)
(4) If a steel or aluminum self-contained breathing apparatus cylinder has a dent deeper than 1.5 mm and less than 50 mm in major diameter or shows evidence of deep isolated pitting, cracks or splits, the cylinder must be removed from service until it has been shown to be safe for use by means of a hydrostatic test at a pressure equal to one and one-half times the maximum allowable working pressure.
143 If there is a hazard of injury or disease to or through the skin of a person in a work place, the employer must provide any person granted access to the work place with
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