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Maritime Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 147 from 2010-06-03 to 2021-06-03:

  •  (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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