Canada-Newfoundland Atlantic Accord Implementation Act (S.C. 1987, c. 3)

Act current to 2014-12-08 and last amended on 2014-12-03. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Power to require code of practice
  •  (1) The Chief Safety Officer may, in writing, require an operator to establish a code of practice in respect of occupational health and safety, or to adopt a code of practice in respect of occupational health and safety that is specified by the Chief Safety Officer, in respect of

    • (a) any of its workplaces or any work or activity carried out at any of its workplaces; or

    • (b) the transportation of employees to or from any of its workplaces.

  • Marginal note:Revision of code of practice

    (2) The code of practice may be revised by the Chief Safety Officer from time to time, or the Chief Safety Officer may require the operator to revise it from time to time.

  • 2014, c. 13, s. 45.
Marginal note:Notification of accidents, etc.
  •  (1) Every operator shall, as soon as it becomes known to the operator, notify the Chief Safety Officer of

    • (a) any occupational disease at any of its workplaces; or

    • (b) any accident, incident or other hazardous occurrence at any of its workplaces, or on a passenger craft going to or from any of those workplaces, that causes a death or serious injury or in which a death or serious injury is narrowly avoided.

  • Marginal note:Investigation of accidents, etc.

    (2) Every operator shall investigate any occupational disease, or any accident, incident or other hazardous occurrence, described in paragraph (1)(a) or (b) and shall keep adequate records of its investigation — including any records that are prescribed — for the period that is prescribed.

  • Marginal note:Report

    (3) An operator shall, no later than April 1 of each year, submit to each workplace committee that it establishes, to the Chief Safety Officer and, on request, to any special committee established for any of its workplaces, a written report for the immediately preceding calendar year, in a form determined by that Officer.

  • Marginal note:Contents of report

    (4) The report shall set out data on all occupational diseases, and all accidents, incidents and other hazardous occurrences, that have occurred at any of the operator’s workplaces or on a passenger craft going to or from any of those workplaces during the calendar year covered by the report, including the number of deaths, the number of serious injuries and the number of minor injuries.

  • Definition of “serious injury”

    (5) In this section, “serious injury” means an injury that

    • (a) results in the loss by an individual of a body member or part of a body member or in the complete loss by an individual of the usefulness of a body member or part of a body member;

    • (b) results in the permanent impairment of a body function of an individual; or

    • (c) prevents an employee from reporting for work or from effectively performing all the functions connected with their regular work on any day subsequent to the day on which the injury occurred, whether or not that subsequent day is a working day for them.

  • 2014, c. 13, s. 45.