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Maritime Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 152 from 2010-06-03 to 2021-06-03:

  •  (1) This Part does not apply in respect of

    • (a) a vessel of less than 500 gross tonnage;

    • (b) the bridge of a vessel; and

    • (c) the exterior deck of a vessel where lighting levels may create a hazard to navigation.

  • (2) Subject to any special arrangements that may be permitted in passenger vessels, sleeping quarters and mess rooms must be illuminated by natural light and provided with adequate artificial light.

  • (3) Emergency lighting must, in the event of the failure of the main electric lighting, provide sufficient illumination to allow the crew to safely exit from confined spaces and proceed through passageways and stairways to the open deck.

  • (4) The lighting levels must meet one of the following standards:

    • (a) ANSI/IES RP-7-01, Lighting Industrial Facilities; or

    • (b) the standard entitled The IESNA Lighting Handbook: Reference and Application, 9th Edition published by the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA).

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