PART 10Protection Equipment (continued)
(a) an unguarded work area that is
(b) a structure referred to in Part 2 that is more than 3 m above a permanent safe level; or
(c) a ladder at a height of more than 2.4 m above the nearest permanent safe level and because of the nature of the work, that person can use only one hand to hold onto the ladder.
(2) The components of a fall-protection system must meet the following standards:
(a) CSA Standard Z259.1-05, Body Belts and Saddles for Work Positioning and Travel Restraint;
(b) CSA Standard CAN/CSA-Z259.2.1-98 (R2008), Fall Arresters, Vertical Lifelines and Rails;
(c) CSA Standard CAN/CSA-Z259.2.2-98 (R2009), Self-Retracting Devices for Personal Fall-Arrest Systems;
(d) CSA Standard Z259.2.3-99 (R2004), Descent Control Devices;
(e) CSA Standard Z259.10-06, Full Body Harnesses;
(f) CSA Standard Z259.11-05, Energy Absorbers and Lanyards;
(g) CSA Standard CAN/CSA-Z259.12-01 (R2006), Connecting Components for Personal Fall Arrest Systems (PFAS);
(h) CSA Standard Z259.13-04 (R2009), Flexible Horizontal Lifeline Systems; and
(i) CSA Standard Z259.16-04 (R2009), Design of Active Fall-Protection Systems.
(3) The anchor of a fall-protection system must be capable of withstanding a force of 17.8 kN.
(4) A fall-protection system that is used to arrest the fall of a person must prevent that person
(5) An employer must train and instruct every employee required to install or remove a fall-protection system in a work place in the procedures to be followed for the installation or removal of the system.
145 Loose clothing, long hair, dangling accessories, jewellery or other similar items that may be hazardous to the health or safety of an employee in a work place must not be worn unless they are tied, covered or otherwise secured as to prevent the hazard.
Protection Against Moving Vehicles
146 If persons granted access to a work place are regularly exposed to the risk of coming into contact with moving vehicles during their work, the employer must ensure that they wear a high-visibility vest or other similar clothing that is readily visible under all conditions of use or that they are protected by a barricade that is readily visible under all conditions of use.
Protection Against Drowning
147 (1) If, in a work place, there is a hazard of drowning, as a result of work activities, other than vessel abandonment drills, the employer must provide every person granted access to the work place with
(a) a life jacket or other flotation device that meets the buoyancy standards set out in
(b) a safety net or a fall-protection system.
(2) If, in a work place, there is a hazard of drowning,
(a) emergency equipment must be provided and held in readiness;
(b) a qualified person to operate all the emergency equipment provided must be present and ready to intervene;
(c) if appropriate, a vessel must be provided and held in readiness; and
(d) written emergency procedures must be prepared by the employer.
148 (1) A record of all self-contained breathing apparatus provided by the employer must be kept by the employer on the vessel on which the breathing apparatus is located for the duration of its use and must remain on the vessel on which the breathing apparatus was located for a period of two years after the day on which the apparatus ceases to be used.
(2) The record must contain
(a) a description of the breathing apparatus and the date of its acquisition by the employer;
(b) the date and result of each inspection and test of the breathing apparatus;
(c) the date and nature of any maintenance work performed on the breathing apparatus since its acquisition by the employer; and
(d) the name of the person who performed the inspection, test or maintenance of the breathing apparatus.
Training and Instruction
(2) An employer must train and instruct every employee who uses protection equipment in the use, operation and maintenance of the equipment.
(3) The instruction referred to in subsections (1) and (2) must be
Defective Protection Equipment
(2) An employer must mark or tag as unsafe and remove from service any protection equipment used by employees that has a defect that may render it unsafe for use.
151 In this Part, VDT means a visual display terminal.
(2) Subject to any special arrangements that may be permitted in passenger vessels by the Marine Technical Review Board established under subsection 26(1) of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001, sleeping quarters and mess rooms must be illuminated by natural light and provided with adequate artificial light.
(3) Emergency lighting must, in the event of the failure of the main electric lighting, provide sufficient illumination to allow the crew to safely exit from confined spaces and proceed through passageways and stairways to the open deck.
(4) The lighting levels must meet one of the following standards:
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