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This enactment amends the Canada Labour Code to require the Minister of Labour to maintain a registry containing information reported by employers about accidents, occupational diseases and other hazardous occurrences and to make such information available for examination to past, present and potential employees.
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1st Session, 42nd Parliament,
64-65 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (occupational disease and accident registry)
R.S., c. L-2
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
1 Subsection 125(1) of the Canada Labour Code is amended by adding the following after paragraph (c):
(c.1) report to the Minister, for the purposes of the occupational disease and accident registry referred to in section 125.4, all accidents, occupational diseases and other hazardous occurrences, including exposure to a hazardous substance, known to the employer;
2 The Act is amended by adding the following after section 125.3:
Occupational Disease and Accident Registry
Occupational disease and accident registry
125.4 (1) The Minister shall maintain an occupational disease and accident registry containing information about all accidents, occupational diseases and other hazardous occurrences, including exposure to a hazardous substance, reported under paragraph 125(1)(c.1).
Information to be made available
(2) The Minister shall, for the purpose of allowing hazards to health and safety associated with a work place to be identified, make information contained in the registry that relates to a work place readily available, in printed or electronic form, for examination by persons
(a) who are employed or have been employed at that work place; or
(b) who have received a written offer of employment from an employer that could involve employment at that work place.
Limitation on disclosure
(3) No information that could be used to identify any person other than the employer may be made available under subsection (2).
Information for research or statistical purposes
(4) The Minister may make information contained in the registry available to an individual or organization for scientific research or statistical purposes, other than information that could be used to identify any person.
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