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Newfoundland Regulation 2000


NEWFOUNDLAND REGULATION 53/00

NEWFOUNDLAND REGULATION 53/00

Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
(Amendment)

under the
Occupational Health and Safety Act
(O.C. 2000-459)

(Filed August 22, 2000)

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, August 16, 2000.

John R. Cummings, Q.C.
Clerk of the Executive Council

REGULATIONS

Analysis


        1.   S.2 Amdt.
Definitions

        2.   S.7 R&S
Responsibilities of the division

        3.   S.21 Amdt.
Health and safety committee

        4.   S.87 Amdt.
Powerline hazards

        5.   S.155 Amdt.
Explosives, application

        6.   S.156 Amdt.
Control of blasting area

        7.   S.188 Rep.
Costs


CNR 1165/96
as amended

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

        (d.01)  "commission" means the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission established by the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Act;

        2. Section 7 of the regulations is repealed and the following  substituted:

Responsibilities of the division

        7. The division shall disseminate the information and statistics that are required in the administration of the Act. 

        3. Subsections 21(2), (3) and (4) of the regulations are amended by deleting the words "division" and "minister" wherever they appear and substituting the word "commission".

        4. Subsection 87(10) of the regulations is amended by deleting the words "assistant deputy minister" and substituting the word "commission".

        5. (1) Paragraph 155(2)(a) of the regulations is repealed and the following substituted:

             (a)  "blaster" means a person who is the holder of a valid certificate;

             (2)  Subsection 155(2) of the regulations is amended by adding immediately after paragraph (b) the following:

          (b.1)  "certificate" means a blaster’s safety certificate issued by the commission or a person or body authorized to do so by the commission;

        6. (1) Subsection 156(1) of the regulations is repealed and the following substituted:

Control of blasting area

   156. (1) A person shall not conduct or direct a blasting operation, including the preparing, fixing and firing of charges and handling of misfires, unless he or she is the holder of a valid certificate.

             (2)  Subsections 156(4), (5), (6), (7), (9), (10) and (11) of the regulations are repealed.

 

        7. Section 188 of the regulations is repealed.