February 2017 - Slips, Trips and Drowning

Alert of the Month

Bob and Phil were just getting the floating camp back into shape after a couple of months of being unoccupied. One of the first things to do was to get the dock repaired and ready for the crew boats and floatplanes that would be arriving soon. Non-slip grating was needed on the ramps and a lot of the handrails were rotten and needed to be replaced.

Bob had reminded Phil about wearing his PFD when working on the dock. This used to be a hassle but the company had purchased self-inflating PFDs that were not too bulky and didn’t slow them down. They didn’t plan on ending up in the water but were prepared just in case.


  1. News Story – Man Escapes Pickup That Rolled Into Lake
  2. Link to Red Cross’s Research on Drowning Trends
  3. Occupational Health and Safety Regulation – Part 8 Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment
  4. Occupational Health and Safety Regulation – 32.9 Work Areas Over Water


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