BILL NO. 54
2nd Session, 63rd General Assembly
67 Elizabeth II, 2018
Private Member's Bill
Occupational Health and Safety Act
Cape Breton Centre
First Reading: September 21, 2018
This Bill deems persons aboard commercial fishing vessels to be persons at risk of drowning for the purposes of the Occupational Safety General Regulations, which results in the wearing of a personal flotation device being mandatory while on deck.
1 Section 14 of N.S. Reg. 44/99, the Occupational Safety General Regulations, made pursuant to Section 82 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, as enacted by N.S. Reg. 53/2013, is amended by adding immediately after subsection (7) the following subsection:
- (8) Persons on deck aboard a commercial fishing vessel are deemed to be persons exposed to the risk of drowning for the purposes of this Section.
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