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Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 12.11 from 2006-03-22 to 2019-06-24:

  •  (1) Where, in a work place, there is a hazard of drowning, the employer shall provide every person granted access to the work place with

    • (a) a life jacket or buoyancy device that meets the standards set out in the Canadian General Standards Board Standard

      • (i) CAN2-65.7-M80, Life Jackets, Inherently Buoyant Type, dated April, 1980, or

      • (ii) 65-GP-11, Standard for: Personal Flotation Devices, dated October, 1972; or

    • (b) a safety net or a fall-protection system.

  • (2) Where, in a work place, there is a hazard of drowning,

    • (a) emergency equipment shall be provided and held in readiness;

    • (b) a person who is qualified to operate all the emergency equipment provided shall be available;

    • (c) if appropriate, a powered boat shall be provided and held in readiness; and

    • (d) written emergency procedures shall be prepared by the employer containing

      • (i) a full description of the procedures to be followed and the responsibilities of all persons granted access to the work place, and

      • (ii) the location of any emergency equipment.

  • (3) Where a work place is a wharf, dock, pier, quay or other similar structure, a ladder that extends at least two rungs below water level shall be affixed to the face of the structure every 60 m along its length.

  • SOR/88-632, s. 51(F)
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