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Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 2 (S.C. 2013, c. 40)

Assented to 2013-12-12

2013, c. 33, s. 174Amendment to the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Act

 Paragraph 11(1)(a) of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Act is replaced by the following:

  • (a) documents issued by the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration for travel purposes for which fees are payable; and

Division 5R.S., c. L-2Canada Labour Code

Amendments to the Act

Marginal note:2000, c. 20, s. 2(5)
  •  (1) The definitions “health and safety officer” and “regional health and safety officer” in subsection 122(1) of the Canada Labour Code are repealed.

  • Marginal note:2000, c. 20, s. 2(3)

    (2) The definition “danger” in subsection 122(1) of the Act is replaced by the following:

    “danger”

    « danger »

    “danger” means any hazard, condition or activity that could reasonably be expected to be an imminent or serious threat to the life or health of a person exposed to it before the hazard or condition can be corrected or the activity altered;

Marginal note:2000, c. 20, s. 5
  •  (1) The portion of paragraph 125(1)(d) of the Act before subparagraph (i) is replaced by the following:

    • (d) post in a conspicuous place accessible to every employee

  • Marginal note:2000, c. 20, s. 5

    (2) Subparagraph 125(1)(d)(iii) of the Act is replaced by the following:

    • (iii) any other printed material related to health and safety that is prescribed or that may be directed by the Minister;

  • Marginal note:2000, c. 20, s. 5

    (3) Paragraph 125(1)(x) of the Act is replaced by the following:

    • (x) comply with every oral or written direction given to the employer by the Minister or an appeals officer concerning the health and safety of employees;

Marginal note:2000, c. 20, s. 8

 Paragraph 126(1)(i) of the Act is replaced by the following:

  • (i) comply with every oral or written direction of the Minister or an appeals officer concerning the health and safety of employees; and

Marginal note:2000, c. 20, s. 9

 The portion of subsection 127(1) of the Act before paragraph (a) is replaced by the following:

Marginal note:Interference at accident scene prohibited
  • 127. (1) Subject to subsection (2), if an employee is killed or seriously injured in a work place, no person shall, unless authorized to do so by the Minister, remove or in any way interfere with or disturb any wreckage, article or thing related to the incident except to the extent necessary to

Marginal note:2000, c. 20, s. 10
  •  (1) Subsection 127.1(7) of the Act is repealed.

  • Marginal note:2000, c. 20, s. 10

    (2) The portion of subsection 127.1(8) of the Act before paragraph (a) is replaced by the following:

    • Marginal note:Referral to the Minister

      (8) The employee or employer may refer a complaint that there has been a contravention of this Part to the Minister in the following circumstances:

  • Marginal note:2000, c. 20, s. 10

    (3) Subsection 127.1(9) of the Act is replaced by the following:

    • Marginal note:Investigation

      (9) The Minister shall investigate the complaint referred to in subsection (8).

  • Marginal note:2000, c. 20, s. 10

    (4) The portion of subsection 127.1(10) of the Act before paragraph (a) is replaced by the following:

    • Marginal note:Duty and power of Minister

      (10) On completion of the investigation, the Minister

  • Marginal note:2000, c. 20, s. 10

    (5) Paragraphs 127.1(10)(b) and (c) of the English version of the Act are replaced by the following:

    • (b) may, if in the Minister’s opinion it is appropriate, recommend that the employee and employer resolve the matter between themselves; or

    • (c) shall, if the Minister concludes that a danger exists as described in subsection 128(1), issue directions under subsection 145(2).

  • Marginal note:2000, c. 20, s. 10

    (6) Subsection 127.1(11) of the Act is replaced by the following:

    • Marginal note:Interpretation

      (11) For greater certainty, nothing in this section limits the Minister’s authority under section 145.

Marginal note:2000, c. 20, s. 10
  •  (1) Subsection 128(8) of the Act is replaced by the following:

    • Marginal note:Investigation by employer

      (7.1) The employer shall, immediately after being informed of a refusal under subsection (6), investigate the matter in the presence of the employee who reported it. Immediately after concluding the investigation, the employer shall prepare a written report setting out the results of the investigation.

    • Marginal note:Employer to take immediate action

      (8) If, following its investigation, the employer agrees that a danger exists, the employer shall take immediate action to protect employees from the danger. The employer shall inform the work place committee or the health and safety representative of the matter and the action taken to resolve it.

  • Marginal note:2000, c. 20, s. 10

    (2) Subsection 128(10) of the Act is replaced by the following:

    • Marginal note:Investigation of continued refusal

      (10) If the work place committee receives a report under subsection (9), it shall designate, to investigate the matter immediately in the presence of the employee who reported it, two members of the committee, namely, one employee member from those chosen under paragraph 135.1(1)(b) and one employer member who is not from those chosen under that paragraph. If the health and safety representative receives a report under subsection (9), they shall immediately investigate the matter in the presence of the employee who reported it and a person who is designated by the employer.

    • Marginal note:Report

      (10.1) Immediately after concluding the investigation, the members of the work place committee designated under subsection (10) or the health and safety representative shall provide a written report to the employer that sets out the results of the investigation and their recommendations, if any.

    • Marginal note:Additional information

      (10.2) After receiving a report under subsection (10.1) or under this subsection, the employer may provide the members of the work place committee or the health and safety representative with additional information and request that they reconsider their report taking into consideration that additional information. If the work place committee members or the health and safety representative considers it appropriate, they may provide a revised report to the employer.

  • Marginal note:2000, c. 20, s. 10

    (3) Subsection 128(11) of the English version of the Act is replaced by the following:

    • Marginal note:If more than one report

      (11) If more than one employee has made a report of a similar nature, those employees may designate one employee from among themselves to be present at the investigation.

  • Marginal note:2000, c. 20, s. 10

    (4) Subsections 128(12) to (14) of the Act are replaced by the following:

    • Marginal note:Absence of employee

      (12) The employer, the members of a work place committee or the health and safety representative may proceed with their investigation in the absence of the employee who reported the matter if that employee or a person designated under subsection (11) chooses not to be present.

    • Marginal note:Decision of employer

      (13) After receiving a report under subsection (10.1) or (10.2) and taking into account any recommendations in it, the employer, if it does not intend to provide additional information under subsection (10.2), shall make one of the following decisions:

      • (a) agree that a danger exists;

      • (b) agree that a danger exists but consider that the circumstances provided for in paragraph (2)(a) or (b) apply;

      • (c) determine that a danger does not exist.

    • Marginal note:Decision  — paragraph (13)(a)

      (14) If the employer agrees that a danger exists under paragraph (13)(a), the employer shall take immediate action to protect employees from the danger. The employer shall inform the work place committee or the health and safety representative of the matter and the action taken to resolve it.

    • Marginal note:Decision  — paragraph (13)(b) or (c)

      (15) If the employer makes a decision under paragraph (13)(b) or (c), the employer shall notify the employee in writing. If the employee disagrees with the employer’s decision, the employee is entitled to continue the refusal, subject to subsections 129(1.2), (1.3), (6) and (7).

    • Marginal note:Information to Minister

      (16) If the employee continues the refusal under subsection (15), the employer shall immediately inform the Minister and the work place committee or the health and safety representative of its decision and the continued refusal. The employer shall also provide a copy of the report on the matter prepared under subsection (7.1) to the Minister along with a copy of any report referred to in subsection (10.1) or (10.2).

 
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