Maritime Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
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
(i) the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) Standard CAN/CGSB-65.7-2007, Life Jackets; or
(ii) Regulation 2 of Part 1 to IMO Resolution MSC.81(70), adopted on December 11, 1998 and entitled Revised Recommendation on Testing of Life-Saving Appliances; or
(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, meeting the requirements set out in the regulations made under the Canada Shipping Act, 2001, must be prepared by the employer.
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