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Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 18.46 from 2019-06-25 to 2024-06-19:

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), every employer shall ensure that

    • (a) a diver is not allowed to approach any underwater intake or structure where underwater pressure differentials may be encountered until the flow of water is stopped or controlled; and

    • (b) the flow of water is not re-established until the diver leaves the water or until the dive supervisor has determined that the diver is clear of the approach area referred to in paragraph (a).

  • (2) Where the flow of water referred to in subsection (1) cannot be stopped, the employer shall assess the safety of a diver approaching the intake by determining flow patterns using reliable indicators, direct measurements or calculations.

  • SOR/98-456, s. 1
  • SOR/2019-246, s. 141(F)

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