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Maritime Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 7 from 2010-06-03 to 2019-06-24:

  •  (1) Every employer must

    • (a) arrange that work in a working area is carried out in a manner that does not endanger the health or safety of any person who is engaged or working in that area or in connection with the work; and

    • (b) adopt and carry out appropriate procedures and techniques designed or intended to prevent or reduce the risk of employment injury in the operation or carrying out of the work.

  • (2) Crew accommodation must meet the requirements and the related provisions on health and safety protection and accident prevention, with respect to preventing the risk of exposure to hazardous levels of noise and vibration and other ambient factors and chemicals on board vessels, and provide an acceptable occupational and on-board living environment for employees.

  • (3) Every employer or owner must ensure that a qualified person

    • (a) is in charge in every working area; and

    • (b) inspects every working area or structure and every item of machinery or equipment to ascertain that safe working conditions are maintained.

  • (4) A person must not use any structure, machinery or equipment that has been reassembled after being dismantled, in whole or in part, until it has been examined by a qualified person and found to be in a safe condition.

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