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Non-smokers’ Health Regulations (SOR/90-21)

Regulations are current to 2020-06-17 and last amended on 2007-10-25. Previous Versions

Non-smokers’ Health Regulations

SOR/90-21

NON-SMOKERS’ HEALTH ACT

Registration 1989-12-14

Regulations Respecting the Health of Non-Smokers

P.C. 1989-2463  1989-12-14

Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Labour and the Minister of Transport, pursuant to subsection 7(1)Footnote * of the Non-smokers’ Health ActFootnote **, is pleased hereby to make the annexed Regulations respecting the health of non-smokers, as of the date of the coming into force of the said Act.

Short Title

 These Regulations may be cited as the Non-smokers’ Health Regulations.

Interpretation

 In these Regulations,

Act

Act means the Non-smokers’ Health Act; (Loi)

ASHRAE

ASHRAE[Repealed, SOR/2007-233, s. 1]

entity charter

entity charter[Repealed, SOR/95-344, s. 1]

living accommodation

living accommodation means separate living or sleeping quarters set aside by an employer for the accommodation of persons at a work place. (local d’habitation)

  • SOR/95-344, s. 1
  • SOR/2007-233, s. 1

Designated Smoking Rooms and Designated Smoking Areas

 [Repealed, SOR/2007-233, s. 2]

 An employer may designate the following rooms or areas in a work space under the control of the employer as designated smoking rooms or designated smoking areas:

  • (a) any living accommodation;

  • (b) any motor vehicle, lighthouse, crane cab, caboose, locomotive or other room or area in the work space

    • (i) that is not incorporated within any other work space,

    • (ii) that does not share a ventilation system with any other work space, and

    • (iii) to which only one person normally has access during a shift; and

  • (c) any room on a ship to which only one person normally has access during a shift.

  • SOR/2007-233, s. 3
  •  (1) Every employer shall ensure that all designated smoking areas in a work space under the employer’s control are

    • (a) equipped with ashtrays or non-combustible covered receptacles for the disposal of wastes; and

    • (b) identified as a designated smoking area by a sign that meets the requirements set out in subsection 6(2) and is clearly visible to any person who approaches the area.

  • (2) Paragraph (1)(b) does not apply in respect of a room or area described in paragraph 4(b) or (c).

Notice of Smoking Restrictions

  •  (1) Every employer shall, by notice in writing or by posting clearly visible signs, inform all employees in a work space under the control of the employer

    • (a) that smoking is prohibited in all work spaces except in designated smoking rooms and designated smoking areas, if any; and

    • (b) of the location of all such rooms and areas.

  • (2) The signs referred to in subsection (1) shall be

    • (a) in writing; or

    • (b) substantially in the form of an appropriate symbol depicted in Schedule I, in the applicable colours referred to in that Schedule.

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), where an employer is in control of a work space to which the public is admitted, the employer shall, by means of a clearly visible sign that meets the requirements set out in subsection 6(2) and that is posted at each entrance to the work space used by the public, inform the members of the public who enter the work space that, depending on the case,

    • (a) smoking is prohibited in the work space; or

    • (b) smoking is permitted in the work space only in designated smoking rooms or designated smoking areas.

  • (2) Where the work space referred to in subsection (1) is an aircraft, the employer shall orally inform all persons on board the aircraft that, depending on the case,

    • (a) smoking is prohibited on the aircraft; or

    • (b) smoking is permitted on the aircraft only in designated smoking areas.

  • SOR/92-242, s. 1(F)

Trains

 An employer who operates a train that carries passengers may designate any bedroom, roomette or drawing room on a sleeping car or baggage crew car of the train as a designated smoking room.

  •  (1) For the purposes of this section,

    corridor service

    corridor service means a class of rail passenger transportation service provided at least once a day that links major cities between Quebec City and Windsor; (service du corridor)

    regional service

    regional service means a class of rail passenger transportation service linking small communities to one another or to major cities that provides at least three departures per week with many local stops; (service régional)

    remote service

    remote service means a class of rail passenger transportation service providing rail access to small communities in remote areas that have no other year-round means of transport for at least a portion of the route served; (desserte de localités éloignées)

    tourism service

    tourism service means a class of rail passenger transportation service provided on a seasonal basis that is primarily marketed as a tourist attraction; (service touristique)

    transcontinental service

    transcontinental service means a class of rail passenger transportation service providing a connection between Halifax and Montreal with six departures per week and between Toronto and Vancouver with three departures per week. (service transcontinental)

  • (2) An employer who operates a train used in providing a corridor service, regional service, remote service, tourism service or transcontinental service may designate any passenger seating area as a designated smoking area provided that

    • (a) not more that one third of the passenger seating accommodation on the train is so designated; and

    • (b) the passenger seating accommodation that is so designated is located on not more than one third of the passenger cars of the train.

Ships

 An employer who operates a ship may designate any area on the ship that is used by employees for leisure or recreational activities as a designated smoking area.

 An employer who operates a passenger ship may

  • (a) designate any passenger cabin on the ship as a designated smoking room; and

  • (b) designate any area intended for the use of passengers on the ship, other than a passenger cabin, as a designated smoking area, if the total surface area of all areas so designated does not exceed 30 per cent of the total surface area of all enclosed areas on the ship that are intended for the use of passengers, excluding passenger cabins.

  • SOR/91-605, s. 1
  • SOR/92-367, s. 1(E)

Aircraft

 [Repealed, SOR/95-344, s. 2]

 An employer who operates an aircraft that is registered as a private aircraft may, for any flight of the aircraft, designate any area on the aircraft or all of the aircraft as a designated smoking area.

  •  (1) For the purposes of this section,

    monthly quota

    monthly quota means

    • (a) in respect of a month that falls within the period from July 1, 1990 to June 30, 1991, 75 per cent of seat allocation,

    • (b) in respect of a month that falls within the period from July 1, 1991 to June 30, 1992, 50 per cent of seat allocation,

    • (c) in respect of a month that falls within the period from July 1, 1992 to June 30, 1993, 25 per cent of seat allocation, and

    • (d) in respect of a month that falls within the period from July 1, 1993 to June 30, 1994, 15 per cent of seat allocation; (quota mensuel)

    seat allocation

    seat allocation means the percentage of passenger seats, regardless of class, included within designated smoking areas that were designated by an employer in respect of all of the employer’s specified international flights during May 1990, or, in the case of a Canadian air carrier who commenced offering specified international flights after May 1990, 20 per cent of all passenger seats on all such flights; (contingent)

    specified international flight

    specified international flight means, in respect of flights operated by a Canadian air carrier,

    • (a) any segment of a flight between Canada and a point outside Canada that has a scheduled duration of more than six hours,

    • (b) any segment of a flight that takes place wholly outside Canada, or

    • (c) any segment of a flight that takes place wholly within Canada if

      • (i) the flight originated outside Canada,

      • (ii) the only passengers on board the aircraft are those who boarded the aircraft outside Canada, and

      • (iii) smoking was permitted on board the aircraft during the immediately preceding segment of the flight. (vol international déterminé)

  • (2) Subject to subsection (3), an employer who operates an aircraft for hire or reward on a specified international flight may designate any area on the aircraft as a designated smoking area.

  • (3) No employer shall designate, in respect of all of the employer’s specified international flights in any month, designated smoking areas that include within them, in total, a number of passenger seats that, when expressed as a percentage of the number of passenger seats on all of these flights, is greater than the employer’s monthly quota.

  • (4) This section shall cease to have effect on June 30, 1994.

  • SOR/90-70, s. 1
  • SOR/90-335, s. 1
  • SOR/91-605, s. 2
  • SOR/93-368, s. 1
 
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