115. (1) Every vessel that is engaged on an unlimited voyage, a near coastal voyage, Class 1 or an international voyage of more than three days’ duration, other than an inland voyage, must carry a medicine chest, medical equipment and the most recent edition of the International Medical Guide for Ships, published by the World Health Organization.
(2) The medicine chest and its contents, as well as the medical equipment and the International Medical Guide for Ships must be properly maintained and inspected at regular intervals of not more than 12 months by a qualified person to ensure that medicines are properly stored and labelled with directions for their use and their expiry date, that all equipment functions as required and that all supplies and medicines have not reached or exceeded their expiry dates and are not set to expire before the next scheduled inspection date.
(3) Every medicine chest must be
(a) accessible when an employee is on board the vessel; and
(b) clearly identified by a conspicuous sign.
(4) The employer must provide and maintain a medicine chest with supplies and medicine in accordance with the recommendations of the most recent version of the International Medical Guide for Ships, taking into consideration the particulars of the intended voyage.
116. If a hazard of skin or eye injury from a hazardous substance exists in a work place, shower facilities to wash the skin and eye wash facilities to irrigate the eyes must be provided for immediate use by employees, or if it is not practicable to do so, portable equipment must be provided.
117. Before assigning employees to a detached work place, the employer must provide them with the following for that work place:
(a) suitable means of transporting an injured employee to the vessel, a medical facility or a hospital;
(b) a person who holds a first aid certificate to accompany an injured employee and to render first aid in transit if required; and
(c) a means of communication between the detached work place and the vessel.
Posting of Information
118. (1) Subject to subsection (2), an employer must post and keep posted in a conspicuous place accessible to every employee on board a vessel
(a) information regarding first aid to be rendered for any injury, disabling injury or illness; and
(b) information regarding the location of medicine chests.
(2) At a detached work place, the information referred to in subsection (1) must be kept inside the first aid kit referred to in section 114.
119. (1) If an injured or ill employee reports for first aid to a person in accordance with section 110 or if a person who holds a first aid certificate renders first aid to an employee, the person must
(a) enter in a first aid record the following information:
(i) the date and time of the reporting of the injury, disabling injury or illness,
(ii) the full name of the injured or ill employee,
(iii) the date, time and location of the occurrence of the injury, disabling injury or illness,
(iv) a brief description of the injury, disabling injury or illness,
(v) a brief description of the first aid rendered, if any, and
(vi) a brief description of arrangements made for the treatment or transportation of the injured or ill employee; and
(b) sign the first aid record beneath the information entered in accordance with paragraph (a).
(2) The employer must keep a first aid record for a period of two years after the day on which information is entered in it.
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