New Regulations Require B.C. Fishermen to Wear PFDs Aboard Fishing Vessels
WorkSafeBC, a provincial agency dedicated to promoting safe and healthy workplaces across British Columbia, has amended its regulations regarding personal flotation devices (PFDs) that will require all crewmembers on the deck of a fishing vessel to wear a PFD or lifejacket.
In the past, crewmembers only needed to wear a PFD on a fishing vessel when working in conditions that involved a risk of drowning. With the new regulations, a lifejacket is required anytime a crewmember is on deck...
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