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Maritime Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 55 from 2010-06-03 to 2019-06-24:

  •  (1) An employer must provide hospital accommodation on board a vessel in accordance with the Marine Personnel Regulations.

  • (2) The hospital accommodation must be easy to access and suitable to accommodate and promptly care for persons in need of medical care.

  • (3) The vessel’s master must ensure that the accommodation is used exclusively for medical purposes.

  • (4) As far as practicable, sanitary facilities containing a minimum of one toilet, one wash basin and one tub or shower must be provided for the exclusive use of the occupants of the hospital accommodation, either as part of the accommodation or in close proximity to it.

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