Protection Against Drowning
12.11 (1) Where, in a work place, there is a hazard of drowning, the employer shall provide every person granted access to the work place with
(a) a life jacket or buoyancy device that meets the standards set out in the Canadian General Standards Board Standard
(i) CAN2-65.7-M80, Life Jackets, Inherently Buoyant Type, dated April, 1980, or
(ii) 65-GP-11, Standard for: Personal Flotation Devices, dated October, 1972; or
(b) a safety net or a fall-protection system.
(2) Where, in a work place, there is a hazard of drowning,
(a) emergency equipment shall be provided and held in readiness;
(b) a person who is qualified to operate all the emergency equipment provided shall be available;
(c) if appropriate, a powered boat shall be provided and held in readiness; and
(d) written emergency procedures shall be prepared by the employer containing
(i) a full description of the procedures to be followed and the responsibilities of all persons granted access to the work place, and
(ii) the location of any emergency equipment.
(3) Where a work place is a wharf, dock, pier, quay or other similar structure, a ladder that extends at least two rungs below water level shall be affixed to the face of the structure every 60 m along its length.
- SOR/88-632, s. 51(F).
12.12 Loose clothing, long hair, dangling accessories, jewellery or other similar items that are likely to be hazardous to the health or safety of an employee in a work place shall not be worn unless they are so tied, covered or otherwise secured as to prevent the hazard.
- SOR/2002-208, s. 27.
Protection Against Moving Vehicles
12.13 Where an employee is regularly exposed to contact with moving vehicles during his work, he shall
(a) wear a high-visibility vest or other similar clothing, or
(b) be protected by a barricade
that is readily visible under all conditions of use.
- SOR/88-632, s. 52(F).
12.14 (1) A record of all protection equipment provided by the employer shall be kept by him in the work place in which the equipment is located for a period of two years after it ceases to be used.
(2) The record referred to in subsection (1) shall contain
(a) a description of the equipment and the date of its acquisition by the employer;
(b) the date and result of each inspection and test of the equipment;
(c) the date and nature of any maintenance work performed on the equipment since its acquisition by the employer; and
(d) the name of the person who performed the inspection, test or maintenance of the equipment.
- SOR/88-632, s. 53(F).
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