Canadian Federally Regulated Firms (CFRF) and Industries
Do you fall under the jurisdiction of the CLC Part II?
Airports, banks; canals; exploration and development of petroleum on lands subject to federal jurisdiction; ferries, tunnels and bridges; grain elevators licensed by the Canadian Grain Commission, and certain feed mills and feed warehouses, flour mills and grain seed cleaning plants; highway transport; pipelines; radio and television broadcasting and cable systems; railways; shipping and shipping services; and telephone and telegraph systems fall under the jurisdiction of the federal health and safety legislation within the Canada Labour Code, Part II.
This legislation also applies to your work place if you are a Canadian Federal Government employee or employee within a company or sector that operates across provincial or international borders.
Federal Legislative Compliance
The purpose of the Canada Labour Code Part II (CLC Part II) is to "prevent accidents and injury to health arising out of, linked with or occurring in the course of employment". Section 124 of the CLC Part II stipulates a general obligation or duty for employers to ensure that the health and safety of every person they employ is protected while they are working. Specific duties are outlined under subsection 125 (1). Employees also have responsibilities under subsection 126 (1) to take all reasonable and necessary precautions for their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their work or activities.
The Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (COHSR) supports sections 125, 125.1, 125.2 and 126 of the Canada Labour Code. Part XIX of these Regulations stipulates than an employer shall develop, implement and monitor a program for the prevention of hazards in the work place, in consultation, and with the participation of, the committee. This section within the Regulations is titled the Hazard Prevention Program and is intended to prevent work related injuries and diseases. It includes obligations as well as a process framework for the identification and assessment of hazards, preventive measures, and employee education.
Compliance with the CLC Part II and other relevant legislation and regulations is an important requirement in ensuring the health and safety of your employees. Being unaware of your legal responsibilities and duties is not a defense for non-compliance. Failure to comply with the CLC could lead to sanctions and eventual prosecution.
Why choose WSPS?
A healthy and safe work place keeps employees motivated and productive. WSPS can help you achieve this goal. Our value proposition includes:
- Over 20 years' experience working with federally regulated organizations
- Comprehensive portfolio of federal health and safety training and consulting services
- Bilingual services available
- Applicable security clearance to provide services to the Federal Government and Agencies
- Consulting expertise including hazard prevention program development, ergonomics, materials handling, work place/policy committee development, mental health (psychosocial health and safety), work place harassment and violence
- Alliances with other highly reputable and professional Canadian organizations including CCOHS, CSA, Respect in the Workplace Group
- Subject matter expert participation in Canadian Standards development committees
- Approved vendor under the National Master Standing Offer for Conducting Office Ergonomic Assessments (English / French)