Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
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)
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