PART 4Sanitation (continued)
86 Food waste or garbage must not be stored in a galley.
87 Garbage must be held in leak-proof, non-absorptive, easily cleaned containers with tight-fitting covers.
88 Dry food waste and garbage must be removed or incinerated.
(2) Food waste and garbage containers must be cleaned and disinfected in an area separate from the galley each time they are emptied.
PART 5Safe Occupancy of the Work Place
90 [Repealed, SOR/2020-130, s. 49]
Fire Protection Equipment
91 Fire protection equipment must be installed, inspected and maintained on board every vessel in accordance with
(b) the Fire Detection and Extinguishing Equipment Regulations, as they read immediately before being repealed, in any other case.
- SOR/2017-14, s. 414
(2) Notices that set out the details of the emergency procedures must be posted in conspicuous places that are accessible to every employee in the work place.
Training and Instruction
- SOR/2019-246, s. 259(F)
94 Every employee must be trained and instructed in
(a) the procedures to be followed by an employee in the event of an emergency; and
(b) the location, use and operation of fire protection equipment and emergency equipment provided by the employer.
- SOR/2019-246, s. 260(F)
95 (1) A visual inspection of every vessel must be carried out by a qualified person at least once every six months and must include an inspection of all fire escapes, exits and stairways and fire protection equipment on board the vessel in order to ensure that they are in serviceable condition and ready for use at all times.
(2) A record of each inspection must be dated and signed by the person who carried out the inspection and kept by the employer on board the vessel for a period of two years after the day on which it is signed.
96 [Repealed, SOR/2020-130, s. 50]
97 [Repealed, SOR/2020-130, s. 50]
98 [Repealed, SOR/2020-130, s. 50]
99 [Repealed, SOR/2020-130, s. 50]
100 [Repealed, SOR/2020-130, s. 50]
101 [Repealed, SOR/2020-130, s. 50]
102 [Repealed, SOR/2020-130, s. 50]
103 [Repealed, SOR/2020-130, s. 50]
104 [Repealed, SOR/2020-130, s. 50]
PART 6Medical Care
105 The following definitions apply in this Part.
- detached work place
detached work place means a work place away from a vessel where employees normally employed on the vessel are engaged in work related to the operation of the vessel for extended periods of time. (lieu de travail isolé)
- first aid room
first aid room means a room used exclusively for first aid or medical purposes. (salle de premiers soins)
- health unit
health unit means a consultation and treatment facility that is in the charge of a person who is a registered nurse under the laws of any province. (service de santé)
- medical facility
medical facility means a medical clinic or the office of a physician. (installation médicale)
- medicine chest
medicine chest means a container in which an assortment of medicines is stored. (pharmacie de bord)
106 Every employer must ensure that a vessel engaged on a voyage has at least one employee holding a training certificate that meets the requirements of paragraph 207(3)(g) of the Marine Personnel Regulations, unless an exemption in respect of the vessel has been granted under the Canada Shipping Act, 2001.
(2) If a vessel is equipped with a system of satellite communication, it must carry a complete and up-to-date list of coast earth stations from which medical advice can be obtained.
108 Employees with responsibility for medical care or first aid must be instructed by the employer in the use of the ship’s medical guide and in the medical section of the most recent edition of the International Code of Signals so that they can understand the type of information needed by the advising doctor and the advice received.
- SOR/2019-246, s. 269(F)
109 Every employer must
(a) establish written instructions that provide for the prompt rendering of first aid to an employee for any injury, disabling injury or illness;
(b) make a copy of the instructions readily available for examination by employees; and
(c) if a cargo which is classified dangerous has not been included in the most recent edition of the Medical First Aid Guide for Use in Accidents Involving Dangerous Goods, make available to the employees the necessary information on the nature of the substances, the risks involved, the necessary personal protection equipment required, the relevant medical procedures and specific antidotes.
- SOR/2019-246, s. 270(F)
110 If an employee sustains an injury or becomes aware that they have a disabling injury or illness, the employee must, if feasible, report immediately for first aid to a person who holds a first aid certificate.
- SOR/2019-246, s. 271
(a) there is at least one person who holds a first aid certificate and who can immediately render first aid to employees who are injured or ill; and
(b) for every work place at which employees are working on live electrical equipment, there is at least one employee who has, in the 12 months before the performance of the work on the electrical equipment, successfully completed a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation given by an approved organization.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to shore-based employees for whom a first aid room, a health unit or a medical facility is provided on shore.
112 Emergency medical and dental care while employees are on board a vessel or landed in a foreign port must be provided free of charge.
Medical Care Ashore
113 Measures must be taken to ensure that employees have access, when in port, to
(a) outpatient treatment for injury and illness;
(b) hospitalization when necessary; and
(c) dental treatment.
First Aid Kit, Medicine Chest, Medical Equipment and Medical Guide
(2) The first aid kit and its contents, as well as the medical equipment and medical guide carried on board a vessel, must be properly maintained and inspected at regular intervals of not more than 12 months, by a qualified person to ensure that supplies and equipment are properly stored and labelled with directions for their use and their expiry date, that all equipment functions as required and that all supplies have not reached or exceeded their expiry dates and are not set to expire before to the next scheduled inspection date.
(3) Every first aid kit must be
(4) A first aid kit must contain the supplies and equipment set out in column 1 of Table 2 to this section in the applicable quantities set out in column 2.
Requirements for First Aid Kits
Column 1 Column 2 Item Work Place Type of First Aid Kit 1 On a vessel with (a) 2 to 5 employees A (b) 6 to 19 employees B (c) 20 to 49 employees C (d) more than 50 employees D 2 At a detached work place E
First Aid Kit Type, Supplies and Equipment
Column 1 Column 2 Type of First Aid Kit A B C D E Item Supplies and Equipment Quantity per Type of First Aid Kit 1 Antiseptic-wound solution, 60 mL or antiseptic swabs (10-pack) 1 2 3 6 1 2 Applicator-disposable (10-pack) [not needed if antiseptic swabs used] 1 2 4 8 – 3 Bag-disposable, waterproof, emesis 1 2 2 4 – 4 Bandage-adhesive strips 12 100 200 400 6 5 Gauze, Roll 2.5 cm × 10 m 2 6 8 12 – 6 Bandage-triangular-100 cm folded and 2 pins 2 4 6 8 1 7 Container-First Aid Kit 1 1 1 1 1 8 Dressing-compress, sterile 7.5 cm × 12 cm approximately 2 4 8 12 – 9 Dressing-gauze, sterile 10.4 cm × 10.4 cm approximately 4 8 12 18 2 10 Forceps-splinter 1 1 1 1 – 11 Manual-First Aid, English — current edition 1 1 1 1 – 12 Manual-First Aid, French –– current edition 1 1 1 1 – 13 Pad with shield or tape for eye 1 1 2 4 1 14 Record-First Aid (section 119) 1 1 1 1 1 15 Scissors — 10 cm 1 1 1 1 1 16 Tape-adhesive, surgical 1.2 cm × 4.6 m (not needed if ties attached to dressings) 1 1 2 3 – 17 Penlight – – 1 1 – 18 Antipruritic lotion 30 ml or swabs (10 packs) 1 1 1 2 – 19 Bandage-elastic 7.5 cm × 5 m – – 1 2 – 20 Blanket-emergency, pocket size – – – – 1 21 Dressing-burn, sterile, 10 cm × 10 cm 1 1 2 2 – 22 Dressing-burn, sterile, 20 cm × 20 cm – – 1 1 – 23 Hand cleanser or cleaning towelettes, 1 pack 1 1 1 1 – 24 Malleable splint set with padding – 1 1 1 – 25 Stretcher – – 1 1 – 26 Gloves, disposable examination non-latex (pr) 5 10 20 30 5 27 Mask, barrier device for mouth to mouth resuscitation 1 1 2 3 1 28 Tongue depressor, disposable 5 5 10 10 –
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