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(as introduced)

2nd Session, 63rd General Assembly
Nova Scotia
67 Elizabeth II, 2018


Private Member's Bill


Occupational Health and Safety Act


Tammy Martin
Cape Breton Centre

First Reading: September 21, 2018

(Explanatory Note)

Second Reading:

Third Reading:

Explanatory Note

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.

An Act to Amend
the Occupational Safety General Regulations

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

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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