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Railway Safety Act

Version of section 18 from 2013-05-01 to 2019-12-03:


Marginal note:Regulations

  •  (1) The Governor in Council may make regulations

    • (a) respecting the operation or maintenance of line works, and the design, construction, alteration, operation and maintenance of railway equipment, which regulations may embrace, among other things, performance standards;

    • (b) declaring positions in railway companies to be critical to safe railway operations;

    • (c) respecting the following matters, to the extent that they relate to safe railway operations, in relation to persons employed in positions referred to in paragraph (b):

      • (i) the training of those persons, both before and after appointment to those positions,

      • (ii) hours of work and rest periods to be observed by those persons,

      • (iii) minimum medical, including audiometric and optometric, standards to be met by those persons,

      • (iv) the control or prohibition of the consumption of alcoholic beverages and the use of drugs by those persons,

      • (v) the establishment of support programs for those persons and standards applicable to such programs, and

      • (vi) the establishment of a scheme for licensing those persons; and

    • (d) respecting the prevention and control of fires on railway works.

  • Marginal note:Regulations — crossing works

    (2) The Governor in Council may make regulations respecting crossing works, including regulations for requiring a railway company, road authority or other person who has rights relating to a road crossing to conduct a safety review of the road crossing following an accident of a type specified in the regulations.

  • Marginal note:Regulations — security

    (2.1) The Governor in Council may make regulations respecting the security of railway transportation.

  • Marginal note:Application

    (2.2) A regulation made under this section may be general or applicable to a group or class of persons or companies.

  • Marginal note:Regulations to override rules

    (3) If the Governor in Council at any time makes regulations respecting a matter referred to in subsection (1) or (2.1) that are inconsistent with rules approved in relation to a particular company by the Minister under section 19 or 20 in respect of that matter, those rules are at that time revoked to the extent of the inconsistency.

  • R.S., 1985, c. 32 (4th Supp.), s. 18
  • 1999, c. 9, s. 12
  • 2012, c. 7, s. 13
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