PART 10Protection Equipment (continued)
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.
- SOR/2019-246, s. 285
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
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 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
- SOR/2019-246, s. 286(F)
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.
- SOR/2019-246, s. 287
151 In this Part, VDT means a visual display terminal.
(2) Subject to any special arrangements that may be permitted in passenger vessels, 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:
Measurements of Average Levels of Lighting
153 (1) For the purposes of this Part, the average level of lighting in an area must be determined by taking four or more measurements at different places in the area at the levels set out below and by dividing the total of the results of the measurements by the number of measurements:
(2) If the average level of lighting is measured in a dry provision storage room, it must be measured when the room is empty.
(3) The lighting level measurements must be carried out by a qualified person.
- SOR/2019-246, s. 288(E)
Emergency Lighting System
(a) operates automatically in the event of a failure of the lighting system or if the regular power supply is interrupted;
(b) provides a level of lighting of 50 lx; and
(c) is inspected, tested and maintained to the prescribed requirements set out in one of the following regulations:
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of the deck or cargo space of a vessel.
Levels of Lighting
(2) The average level of lighting in a work area set out in column 1 of the table to this subsection must not be less than the level set out in column 2.
Average Levels of Lighting on Vessels
Column 1 Column 2 Item Work Area Average Level in lx 1 Office (a) General 200 (b) At the surface of desks 500 2 Dry Provision Storage Area 100 3 Workshops (a) General 300 (b) At the bench in an area in which medium or fine bench work or machine work is performed 500 4 Service Space — at the head of every stairway, ladder and hatchway 200 5 Galleys (a) General 300 (b) At working position 1000 6 Crew Accommodation 200 7 Sanitary Facilities (a) General 100 (b) At mirror 200 8 Dining Area and Recreational Facilities (a) General 100 (b) At the surface of tables and desks 200 9 Boiler Rooms 200 10 Engine Rooms (a) General 200 (b) At control stations, switchboards and control boards 300 11 Generator Rooms 200
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