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 employer to establish, in respect of a workplace under the employer’s control or any work or activity carried out at any of those workplaces, a code of practice in respect of occupational health and safety, or to adopt, in respect of such a workplace, work or activity, a code of practice in respect of occupational health and safety that is specified by the Chief Safety Officer.

  • 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 employer to revise it from time to time.

  • 2014, c. 13, s. 45.
Marginal note:Specific duties of employer  — hazardous materials

 Subject to any exceptions that are prescribed, every employer shall, in respect of each workplace under its control, and in respect of any activity performed by any of its employees at a workplace that is not under its control, to the extent that it controls the activity,

  • (a) ensure that concentrations of hazardous substances at the workplace are controlled in accordance with any standards that are prescribed;

  • (b) ensure that all hazardous substances at the workplace are stored and handled in the manner that is prescribed;

  • (c) ensure that all hazardous substances at the workplace, other than controlled products, are identified in the manner that is prescribed;

  • (d) subject to the Hazardous Materials Information Review Act, ensure that each controlled product at the workplace or each container at the workplace in which a controlled product is contained has applied to it a label that discloses information that is prescribed and has displayed on it, in the manner that is prescribed, all applicable hazard symbols that are prescribed;

  • (e) subject to the Hazardous Materials Information Review Act, make available to every employee at the workplace, in the manner that is prescribed, a material safety data sheet that discloses the following information with respect to each controlled product to which the employee may be exposed, namely,

    • (i) if the controlled product is a pure substance, its chemical identity, and if it is not a pure substance, the chemical identity of any of its ingredients that is a controlled product and the concentration of that ingredient,

    • (ii) if the controlled product contains an ingredient that is included in the Ingredient Disclosure List and the ingredient is in a concentration that is equal to or greater than the concentration specified in that List for that ingredient, the chemical identity and concentration of that ingredient,

    • (iii) the chemical identity of any ingredient of the controlled product that the employer believes on reasonable grounds may be harmful to an employee at the workplace and the concentration of that ingredient,

    • (iv) the chemical identity of any ingredient of the controlled product whose toxicological properties are not known to the employer and the concentration of that ingredient, and

    • (v) any other information that is prescribed with respect to the controlled product;

  • (f) if employees at the workplace may be exposed to hazardous substances, investigate and assess the potential exposure in the manner that is prescribed, with the assistance of the workplace committee or the coordinator, as the case may be; and

  • (g) ensure that all records of exposure to hazardous substances are kept and maintained in the manner that is prescribed and that personal records of exposure are made available to the affected employees.

  • 2014, c. 13, s. 45.