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Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act (S.C. 1988, c. 28)

Act current to 2019-08-28 and last amended on 2019-08-28. Previous Versions

PART III.1Occupational Health and Safety (continued)

Audits and Inquiries (continued)

Marginal note:Inquiries

  •  (1) The Federal Minister, the Provincial Minister, the Federal Minister jointly with the Provincial Minister or the Board may appoint one or more individuals to inquire into and report on occupational health and safety matters that are related to employment to which this Part applies.

  • Marginal note:Powers of appointee

    (2) An individual who is appointed by the Federal Minister, by the Federal Minister jointly with the Provincial Minister or by the Board has all the powers of a person appointed as a commissioner under Part I of the Inquiries Act, and the powers that may be conferred on a commissioner under section 11 of that Act.

  • Marginal note:Witnesses

    (3) Every witness who attends and gives evidence at an inquiry under this section is entitled to be paid reasonable travel and living expenses incurred by the witness in doing so and the witness fees prescribed in the tariff of fees in use in the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia.

  • Marginal note:Consideration of report

    (4) Once the Board receives a copy of the report, it shall consider the report and shall, within 60 days after the day on which it is received, send to the Federal Minister and the Provincial Minister its written response to the report.

  • Marginal note:Directions to Board

    (5) If one or more individuals are appointed by a Minister or Ministers under subsection (1) in respect of a matter, the Minister or Ministers making the appointment may, if that Minister or those Ministers determine that an inquiry is being conducted under section 170 in respect of the same matter, direct that the Board terminate that inquiry and provide to that individual or those individuals any records or evidence collected in respect of the matter.

  • Marginal note:Directions binding

    (6) The Board shall comply with a direction made under subsection (5).

  • Marginal note:Costs of inquiry

    (7) If the Federal Minister and the Provincial Minister jointly appoint the individual or individuals under subsection (1), they may also jointly agree, with the consent in writing of the Minister of Mines and Energy of the Province, to require the cost of the inquiry to be borne by the Board. If only one of those Ministers appoints an individual or individuals under that subsection, that Minister shall pay the cost of the inquiry.

  • 2014, c. 13, s. 84

Documents in Electronic or Other Form

Marginal note:Definitions

 The definitions in this section apply in this section and sections 210.124 and 210.125.

electronic document

electronic document means any form of representation of information or of concepts fixed in any medium in or by electronic, optical or other similar means and that can be read or perceived by an individual or by any means. (document électronique)

information system

information system means a system used to generate, send, receive, store or otherwise process an electronic document. (système d’information)

  • 2014, c. 13, s. 84

Marginal note:Use not mandatory

 No provision of this Part or of the regulations made under this Part requires an electronic document to be created or provided.

  • 2014, c. 13, s. 84

Marginal note:Creation of information in writing

  •  (1) A requirement under this Part that a notice, document or other information be created in writing is satisfied by the creation of an electronic document if

    • (a) the information in the electronic document is accessible so as to be usable for subsequent reference; and

    • (b) the regulations pertaining to this subsection, if any, have been complied with.

  • Marginal note:Provision of information

    (2) A requirement under this Part that a notice, document or other information be provided under this Part, whether or not it is required to be provided in writing, is satisfied by the provision of an electronic document if

    • (a) the addressee has designated an information system for the receipt of the electronic document;

    • (b) the electronic document is provided to the designated information system, unless otherwise prescribed;

    • (c) the information in the electronic document is accessible by the addressee and capable of being retained by them, so as to be usable for subsequent reference; and

    • (d) the regulations pertaining to this subsection, if any, have been complied with.

  • Marginal note:Requirement for consent

    (3) If a consent is required to be given in writing under this Part, the requirement is satisfied by the provision of an electronic document that signifies that consent has been given if

    • (a) the addressee has designated an information system for the receipt of the electronic document;

    • (b) the electronic document is provided to the designated information system, unless otherwise prescribed;

    • (c) the information in the electronic document that signifies that consent has been given is accessible by the addressee and capable of being retained by them, so as to be usable for subsequent reference; and

    • (d) the regulations pertaining to this subsection, if any, have been complied with.

  • Marginal note:Exceptions

    (4) Despite subsection (2), the reasons referred to in subsection 210.059(5) and the decision referred to in subsection 210.1(3) shall be provided in writing.

  • 2014, c. 13, s. 84

Regulations

Marginal note:Regulations

  •  (1) Subject to section 6 and on the recommendation of the Federal Minister and the Minister of Labour, the Governor in Council may make regulations generally for carrying out the purposes and provisions of this Part, including regulations

    • (a) establishing requirements in respect of anything described in subsection 210.015(2) or 210.02(2);

    • (b) respecting the manner in which an operator is required to investigate under subsection 210.017(2) any occupational disease or any accident, incident or other hazardous occurrence;

    • (c) respecting the establishment, by an operator, of procedures for safe entry to or exit from a marine installation or structure and of standards for occupancy of a marine installation or structure;

    • (d) respecting the establishment of codes of practice, and specifying who is responsible for ensuring that those codes of practice are complied with;

    • (e) respecting the safety of work or activities that are carried out in a confined space, at heights, directly over water, under water, or of any work or activity that involves the use of explosives;

    • (f) respecting ergonomic standards and procedures for a workplace;

    • (g) respecting the establishment of standards for the design, installation and maintenance of the following things:

      • (i) guards, guard-rails, barricades, fences and other equipment of a similar nature,

      • (ii) boilers and pressure vessels,

      • (iii) escalators, elevators and other devices of a similar nature,

      • (iv) all equipment for the generation, distribution or use of electricity,

      • (v) gas-burning or oil-burning equipment or other heat-generating equipment, and

      • (vi) heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems;

    • (h) respecting the establishment of standards for the design and maintenance of equipment, machines, devices, materials and other things that may be used by employees in carrying out their job functions;

    • (i) respecting the circumstances and manner in which any thing referred to in paragraph (g) or (h) shall or shall not be used, and any qualifications that an individual is required to have in order to use it;

    • (j) specifying who is responsible for ensuring that the standards referred to in paragraphs (g) and (h) are complied with and that the things referred to in those paragraphs are used in the specified circumstances and manner and by individuals who have the required qualifications;

    • (k) respecting the establishment of standards relating to levels or limits for ventilation, lighting, temperature, humidity, sound and vibration and exposure to chemical agents, biological agents and radiation and specifying who is responsible for ensuring that those standards are complied with;

    • (l) respecting the qualifications of persons authorized to carry out prescribed training;

    • (m) respecting the establishment of fire safety and emergency measures, and specifying who is responsible for ensuring that those measures are complied with;

    • (n) respecting the provision, by an operator, an employer, or both, of sanitary and personal facilities, potable water, sustenance, and first-aid and health services;

    • (o) respecting the prevention of, and protection against, violence at the workplace;

    • (p) respecting the manner and form in which records are to be maintained and information communicated;

    • (q) respecting the manner in which programs for medical monitoring and examination referred to in paragraph 210.067(1)(f) are to be implemented, including restricting the types of interventions that may be used;

    • (r) respecting the procedures governing the granting of a permission under section 210.07 or 210.071, including any requirements for consultation or notice;

    • (s) specifying the equipment, methods, measures or standards or other things required by regulations made under this section in respect of which the granting of a permission under section 210.07 or 210.071 is prohibited;

    • (t) respecting the operation of an advisory council established under section 210.12;

    • (u) respecting any matter necessary for the purposes of the application of section 210.125, including

      • (i) the time and circumstances when, and the place where, an electronic document, as defined in section 210.123, is to be considered to have been provided or received, and

      • (ii) the circumstances in which a secure electronic signature, as defined in subsection 31(1) of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, is required to be linked to an electronic document, as defined in section 210.123; and

    • (v) prescribing anything that by this Part is to be prescribed.

  • Marginal note:Incorporation by reference

    (2) Regulations made under subsection (1) may incorporate any material by reference, regardless of its source, either as it exists on a particular date or as amended from time to time.

  • Marginal note:No registration or publication

    (3) For greater certainty, a document that is incorporated by reference into a regulation is not required to be transmitted for registration or published in the Canada Gazette by reason only that it is incorporated by reference.

  • Marginal note:Regulations general or specific

    (4) Regulations made under subsection (1) may be made applicable to all persons or one or more classes of persons.

  • Marginal note:Recommendation of Minister of Transport

    (5) Regulations made under subsection (1) in respect of employees and other passengers on a passenger craft, or the passenger craft, shall, in addition to the requirement set out in that subsection, be made on the recommendation of the Minister of Transport.

  • 2014, c. 13, s. 84
 
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