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Maritime Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 177 from 2010-06-03 to 2019-06-24:

  •  (1) If an employee is working on or near live electrical equipment and, because of the nature of the work or the condition or location of the work place, it is necessary for the safety of the employee that the work be observed by a person not engaged in the work, the employer must appoint a safety watcher

    • (a) to warn all employees in the work place of the hazard; and

    • (b) to ensure that all safety precautions and procedures are complied with.

  • (2) Safety watchers must be

    • (a) informed of their duties as safety watchers and of the hazard involved in the work;

    • (b) trained and instructed in the procedures to follow in the event of an emergency;

    • (c) authorized to stop immediately any part of the work that they consider dangerous; and

    • (d) free of any other duties that might interfere with their duties as safety watchers.

  • (3) For the purposes of subsection (1), employers may appoint themselves as safety watchers.

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