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Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (Amendment)
Under the authority of section 65 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Lieutenant-Governor in Council makes the following regulations.
1. Section 187.1 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations is amended by adding immediately after subsection (1) the following:
(1.1) Notwithstanding paragraph (1)(b), the following modifications to CAN/CSA-Z275.2-92 "Occupational Safety Code for Diving Operations" apply to seafood harvesting operations for the period of October 8, 2004 to April 30, 2005 inclusive:
(a) clause 6.4.2 shall be deleted and the following substituted:
6.4.2 When diving in a tethered mode a minimum of 3 workers shall be present at each dive site, one of whom shall be a diver, one a standby diver, and one a diver's tender.
(b) clause 6.4.3 shall be deleted and the following substituted:
6.4.3 When diving in a free-swimming mode, a minimum of 3 workers shall be present at each dive site, 2 of whom shall be divers and one a diver's tender. Notwithstanding clause 3.4.6, for the purpose of this clause, a standby diver shall not be required when the buddy system referred to in clause 6.5.3 is being followed.
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