Canada–Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic Accord Implementation Act (S.C. 1987, c. 3)

Act current to 2015-02-04 and last amended on 2014-12-31. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Application of Labour Relations Act, R.S.N.L. 1990, c. L-1
  •  (1) Despite section 4 of the Canada Labour Code and any other Act of Parliament, the provisions of the Labour Relations Act, R.S.N.L. 1990, c. L-1, as amended from time to time, and any regulations made under it, apply to and in respect of

    • (a) a marine installation or structure that is situated within the offshore area in connection with the exploration or drilling for — or the production, conservation or processing of — petroleum within the offshore area and that is in the offshore area for the purpose of becoming, or that is, permanently attached to, permanently anchored to or permanently resting on the seabed or subsoil of the submarine areas of the offshore area;

    • (b) any workboat used by an employee, and operated from a marine installation or structure, to perform routine maintenance or repair work in connection with a work or activity for which an authorization has been issued; and

    • (c) a dive site from which, and any underwater area at which, a diving operation is conducted by an employee in connection with a work or activity for which an authorization has been issued.

  • Marginal note:Application of Part I of Canada Labour Code

    (2) Part I of the Canada Labour Code applies to and in respect of a marine installation or structure that is situated within the offshore area in connection with the exploration or drilling for — or the production, conservation or processing of — petroleum within the offshore area if subsection (1) does not apply to or in respect of the marine installation or structure.

  • 2014, c. 13, s. 45.

Purpose

Marginal note:Prevention of accidents and injury
  •  (1) The purpose of this Part is to prevent accidents and injury arising out of, linked to or occurring in the course of employment to which this Part applies, in particular by

    • (a) allocating responsibility for occupational health and safety among the Board and the persons, unions and committees having obligations under this Part; and

    • (b) establishing a framework for them to exercise their rights and carry out their obligations.

  • Marginal note:Preventive measures

    (2) Preventive measures should first aim at the elimination of hazards, then the reduction of the risks posed by the hazards and finally, the taking of protective measures, all with the goal of ensuring the health and safety of employees.

  • 2014, c. 13, s. 45.

Allocation of Responsibility

Marginal note:Principles
  •  (1) The allocation of responsibility for occupational health and safety is based on the following principles:

    • (a) operators have overall responsibility; and

    • (b) operators, employers, suppliers, providers of services, employees, supervisors, owners and interest holders have individual and shared responsibilities, and are responsible for cooperating with each other and coordinating their activities related to occupational health and safety.

  • Marginal note:Specific obligations not to limit general obligations

    (2) For greater certainty, the imposition of any specific obligation under this Part shall not be construed as limiting the generality of any other obligation under this Part.

  • 2014, c. 13, s. 45.