Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-13)

Act current to 2017-12-11 and last amended on 2012-06-29. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Vacancy

 A vacancy in the membership of the Council does not impair the right of the remaining members to act.

  • 1977-78, c. 29, s. 8.

President

Marginal note:Appointment of President
  •  (1) The President of the Centre shall be appointed by the Governor in Council after consultation with the Council, for a term not exceeding five years.

  • Marginal note:Tenure of President

    (2) Every President holds office during good behaviour, but may be removed by the Governor in Council for cause.

  • Marginal note:Where appointee is a governor

    (3) Where the person appointed President is a governor, he ceases to be a governor on assuming the office of President.

  • 1977-78, c. 29, s. 9.
Marginal note:Duties of President
  •  (1) The President is the chief executive officer of the Centre, has supervision over and direction of the work and staff of the Centre, is the chairman of the executive board and shall perform such duties as are assigned to the President by the Council.

  • Marginal note:President to be full-time

    (2) The President shall devote the whole of his time to the performance of the duties of the President under this Act.

  • 1977-78, c. 29, s. 9.
Marginal note:Acting President

 The Council may authorize an officer of the Centre to act as President if the President is absent or incapacitated or the office of President is vacant, but no person so authorized may act as President for a period exceeding sixty days without the approval of the Governor in Council.

  • 1977-78, c. 29, s. 9.
Marginal note:Eligibility of President for re-appointment

 The President is eligible for re-appointment on the expiration of his term of office.

  • 1977-78, c. 29, s. 9.

Executive Board

Marginal note:Executive board established
  •  (1) There is hereby established an executive board of the Centre consisting of the President and at least six governors annually elected from the Council by the governors so that, at any time,

    • (a) the number of members of the executive board who were appointed to the Council under paragraph 4(c) is equal to the number of members of the executive board who were appointed to the Council under paragraph 4(d); and

    • (b) the aggregate of the number of members of the executive board appointed to the Council under paragraph 4(c) or (d) is not less than 50% of the total number of members of the executive board.

  • Marginal note:Duties of executive board

    (2) The executive board shall exercise such of the powers and perform such of the activities of the Centre as the Council may by by-law assign to it and shall submit at each meeting of the Council minutes of its proceedings since the last preceding meeting of the Council and a progress report on the work of the Centre.

  • Marginal note:Chairman of executive board

    (3) The President is the chairman of the executive board.

  • Marginal note:Quorum

    (4) A majority of the members of the executive board, one of whom is the President, constitutes a quorum.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-13, s. 14;
  • 2010, c. 12, s. 1685.
Marginal note:Meetings

 The executive board shall meet at least six times in each year.

  • 1977-78, c. 29, s. 10.

Committees and Staff

Marginal note:Advisory and other committees

 The Centre may, in accordance with the by-laws, appoint advisory or other committees.

  • 1977-78, c. 29, s. 11.
Marginal note:Officers and employees

 The Centre may, in accordance with the by-laws, employ or engage such officers, employees and agents as are necessary for the proper conduct of the work of the Centre.

  • 1977-78, c. 29, s. 12.

Remuneration and Expenses

Marginal note:President
  •  (1) The President shall be paid such salary and expenses as are fixed by the Governor in Council.

  • Marginal note:Acting President

    (2) An acting President shall be paid such salary and expenses as are fixed by the Governor in Council.

  • 1977-78, c. 29, s. 13.
Marginal note:Chairman and other governors

 The Chairman and the other governors shall not be paid a salary, but may be paid

  • (a) such allowance for each day spent in connection with the work of the Centre,

  • (b) such allowance for the performance, with the approval of the Council, of any duties over and above their ordinary duties, and

  • (c) such travel and living expenses while absent from their ordinary place of residence in connection with the work of the Centre

as are fixed by the Governor in Council.

  • 1977-78, c. 29, s. 14;
  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 47, ss. 5, 53(F);
  • 1984, c. 40, s. 79(F).

General

Marginal note:Head office

 The head office of the Centre shall be at such place in Canada as is designated by the Governor in Council.

  • 1977-78, c. 29, s. 15.
Marginal note:Meetings of Council
  •  (1) The Council shall meet at least three times in each year, with at least one such meeting at the head office of the Centre, and at such other times and places in Canada as the executive board deems necessary.

  • Marginal note:Chairman to preside

    (2) The Chairman shall preside at meetings of the Council.

  • Marginal note:Council meetings open to President

    (3) The President is entitled to attend and participate in all meetings of the Council.

  • Marginal note:Quorum of Council

    (4) A majority of governors constitutes a quorum of the Council.

  • 1977-78, c. 29, s. 16.
Marginal note:By-laws

 The Council may make by-laws for the conduct and management of the affairs of the Centre and, without restricting the generality of the foregoing, may make by-laws respecting

  • (a) the appointment and operation of advisory or other committees referred to in section 16 and the allowances and expenses, if any, to be paid to members of those committees who are not members of the Council;

  • (b) the employment or engagement and the remuneration, expenses and duties of officers, employees and agents of the Centre;

  • (c) the procedure in all business at meetings of the Council and of the executive board;

  • (d) the assignment of any powers and activities of the Centre to the executive board and the manner in which those powers and activities shall be exercised or performed; and

  • (e) the manner in which briefs and other written representations submitted to the Centre are to be considered.

  • 1977-78, c. 29, s. 17.
Marginal note:Status of governors, officers, employees and agents
  •  (1) Except as provided in subsections (2) and (3), the Chairman and President, the other governors and officers and the employees and agents of the Centre are not part of the federal public administration.

  • Marginal note:Superannuation

    (2) The President, the other officers and the employees of the Centre shall be deemed to be employed in the public service for the purposes of the Public Service Superannuation Act.

  • Marginal note:Compensation

    (3) The President, the other officers and the employees of the Centre shall be deemed to be employed in the federal public administration for the purposes of the Government Employees Compensation Act and any regulations made under section 9 of the Aeronautics Act.

  • Marginal note:Application of Public Service Superannuation Act to governors

    (4) The Public Service Superannuation Act does not apply to the Chairman or the other governors unless, in the case of any of them, the Governor in Council directs that it shall apply.

  • R.S., 1985. c. C-13, s. 23;
  • 2003, c. 22, ss. 224(E), 225(E).
 
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