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Newfoundland Regulation 1998


NEWFOUNDLAND REGULATION 100/98

NEWFOUNDLAND REGULATION 100/98

Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (Amendment)
under the
Occupational Health and Safety Act
(O.C. 98-629)

(Filed December 1, 1998)

Under the authority of subsection 65(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Lieutenant-Governor in Council makes the following regulations.

Dated at St. John’s, November 16, 1998.

John R. Cummings
Deputy Clerk of the Executive Council

REGULATIONS

Analysis


        1.   S.2 Amdt.
Definitions

        2.   S.4 Amdt.
Committees or representatives     established

        3.   S.6 Amdt.
General duties of
worker

        4.   S.8 Amdt.
Health (general
provisions)

        5.   S.21 Amdt.
Health and safety committee

        6.   S.25 Amdt.
Chemical substances

        7.   S.29 Amdt.
Work places

        8.   S.52 Amdt.
Personal protective equipment - wearing apparel

        9.   S.60 Amdt.
Safety belts and lifelines

      10.   S.81 Amdt.
Cartridges and fasteners

      11.   Ss.106 & 107 Amdt.
106. Flagpersons
107. Flagging signals

      12.   S.115 Amdt.
Cranes, derricks and                     
hoists

      13.   S.116 Amdt.
Cages or cabs

      14.   S.118 Amdt.
Electrical equipment

      15.   S.120 Amdt.
Climbing tower cranes

      16.   S.124 Amdt.
Equipment operation

      17.   S.158 Amdt.
Report of accident

      18.   S.167 Amdt.
Misfire procedures

      19.   S.168 Amdt.
Special precautions -
electrical blasting caps

      20.   S.182 Amdt.
Molten metal
safety

      21.   S.183 Amdt.
Logging


CNR 1165/96

        1. Section 2 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations is amended by adding immediately after paragraph (d) the following:

          (d.1)  "director" means the director of the Occupational Health and Safety Inspection Division of the department;

        2. Section 4 of the regulations is amended by deleting the word "are" and substituting the words "shall be".

        3. Paragraph 6(a) of the regulations is repealed and the following substituted:

             (a)  make proper use of all necessary safeguards, safety devices and appliances

                      (i)  designated and provided for his or her protection by his or her employer, or

                     (ii)  required under the regulations to be used and worn by him or her; and

        4. Subsection 8(1) of the regulations is amended by deleting the phrase "to an approved refuse disposal area or site".

        5. Subsection 21(6) is repealed.

        6. (1) Subsection 25(2) of the regulations is repealed and the following substituted:

             (2)  An employer may, in writing, apply to the director or other person authorized by the minister requesting to be exempted from the requirement to use a substitute under subsection (1) and the director may,

             (a)  where he or she is of the opinion that the use of the substitute is not reasonably practicable, permit the use of the requested chemical substance instead of its substitute;

             (b)  subject to terms and conditions that he or she may establish, permit the use of a requested chemical substance; or

             (c)  prohibit the use of a chemical substance and require the use of a substitute substance.

             (2)  Subsection 25(5) of the regulations is amended by deleting the word "and" where it first occurs and substituting the word "or".

        7. (1) Paragraph 29(3)(d) of the regulations is amended by deleting the word "and" and substituting the word "or".

             (2)  Subsection 29(15) of the regulations is amended by renumbering it as subsection (5).

        8. Subsection 52(8) of the regulations is repealed.

        9. Subsection 60(2) of the regulations is amended by deleting the word "tradesmen" and substituting the word "tradespersons".

     10. Subsection 81(5) of the regulations is amended by deleting the word "indication" and substituting the word "identification".

     11. Sections 106 and 107 of the regulations are amended by deleting the word "flagmen" wherever it occurs and substituting the word "flagpersons" and by deleting the word "flagman" wherever it occurs and substituting the word "flagperson".

     12. Subsection 115(1) of the regulations is amended by adding immediately after the word "section" the words "and sections 116 to 124".

     13. Subsection 116(2) of the regulations is amended by deleting the phrase "The control of" and substituting the phrase "A control in or on".

     14. Subsection 118(1) of the regulations is amended by deleting the words "or guard".

     15. Subsection 120(4) of the regulations is amended by deleting the number "3.05" and substituting the number "5.5".

     16. Subsection 124(8) of the regulations is amended by deleting the word "signalmen" and substituting the words "signal persons".

     17. Subsection 158(1) of the regulations is amended by deleting the phrase "Health and Safety Standards Branch of the division" and substituting the phrase "Occupational Health and Safety Inspection Division".

     18. Subsection 167(5) of the regulations is amended by deleting the phrase "the powers of the Department of Mines and Energy" and substituting the phrase "the provisions of and the powers of persons acting under the Mines Act".

     19. Table 2 of subsection 168(1) of the regulations is amended by adding immediately after the last line of the table the following:

Note: "Walkie Talkie" five watt power on 26.96 to 27. 23 MHZ - minimum distance 1.5 metres

     20. Paragraph 182(e) of the regulations is amended by deleting the word "meal" and substituting the word "metal".

     21. (1) Subsection 183(1) of the regulations is repealed and the following substituted:

Logging

   183. (1) All workers shall wear CSA approved safety hats at all times when in a logging operation area.

             (2)  Subsection 183(2) of the regulations is amended by deleting the word "logging".

             (3)  Subsection 183(4) of the regulations is amended by deleting the word "men" and substituting the word "persons".