46 CFR 131.320 - Safety orientation for offshore workers.

Status message

There is 1 rule appearing in the Federal Register for 46 CFR 131. View below or at eCFR (GPOAccess)
§ 131.320 Safety orientation for offshore workers.
(a) Before a vessel gets under way on a voyage, the master shall ensure that suitable public announcements are made informing each offshore worker of—
(1) In general terms, emergency and evacuation procedures;
(2) Locations of emergency exits and of embarkation areas for survival craft;
(3) Locations of stowage of lifejackets and immersion suits;
(4) With demonstration, proper method or methods of donning and adjusting lifejackets and immersion suits of the type or types carried on the vessel;
(5) Locations of the instruction placards for lifejackets and other lifesaving devices;
(6) Explanation that each offshore worker shall don an immersion suit and a lifejacket when the master determines that hazardous conditions do or might exist but that offshore workers may don lifejackets whenever they feel it necessary;
(7) Which hazardous conditions might require the donning of lifejackets and immersion suits;
(8) Types and locations of any other lifesaving device carried on the vessel;
(9) Locations and contents of the “Emergency Instructions” required by § 131.330;
(10) Survival craft to which assigned;
(11) Any hazardous materials on the vessel; and
(12) Any conditions or circumstances that constitute a risk to safety.
(b) The master of each vessel shall ensure that each offshore worker boarding the vessel on a voyage after the initial public announcement has been made, as required by paragraph (a) of this section, also hears the information in paragraph (a) of this section.

Title 46 published on 2013-10-01

The following are only the Rules published in the Federal Register after the published date of Title 46.

For a complete list of all Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices view the Rulemaking tab.

  • 2014-08-18; vol. 79 # 159 - Monday, August 18, 2014
    1. 79 FR 48894 - Offshore Supply Vessels of at Least 6,000 GT ITC
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, Coast Guard
      Interim rule with request for comments.
      This interim rule is effective August 18, 2014. Comments on this interim rule must be submitted to the online docket or received by the Docket Management Facility by November 17, 2014. The Director of the Federal Register has approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this rule, effective August 18, 2014.
      46 CFR Parts 2, 15, 61, 62, 110, 111, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 134, and 174

This is a list of United States Code sections, Statutes at Large, Public Laws, and Presidential Documents, which provide rulemaking authority for this CFR Part.

This list is taken from the Parallel Table of Authorities and Rules provided by GPO [Government Printing Office].

It is not guaranteed to be accurate or up-to-date, though we do refresh the database weekly. More limitations on accuracy are described at the GPO site.


United States Code
Presidential Documents

Executive Order ... 12234

Title 46 published on 2013-10-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 46 CFR 131 after this date.

  • 2014-08-18; vol. 79 # 159 - Monday, August 18, 2014
    1. 79 FR 48894 - Offshore Supply Vessels of at Least 6,000 GT ITC
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, Coast Guard
      Interim rule with request for comments.
      This interim rule is effective August 18, 2014. Comments on this interim rule must be submitted to the online docket or received by the Docket Management Facility by November 17, 2014. The Director of the Federal Register has approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this rule, effective August 18, 2014.
      46 CFR Parts 2, 15, 61, 62, 110, 111, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 134, and 174