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Health committee  I did want to say that through the jurisprudence they actually have somewhat defined what a safety sensitive position is. It's: A safety-sensitive job can be characterized as one in which incapacity due to drug or alcohol impairment could result in direct and significant risk o

September 14th, 2017Committee meeting

Brenda Baxter

Health committee  I agree that the intention of the Non-smokers' Health Act is to protect non-smokers from second-hand smoke, and the focus has been within the confines of the building or in various modes of—

September 14th, 2017Committee meeting

Brenda Baxter

Health committee  There is not in the Non-smokers' Health Act. There are other pieces of regulation, municipal and provincial regulation, that would dictate what's required in public places.

September 14th, 2017Committee meeting

Brenda Baxter

Health committee  As I mentioned, the Non-smokers' Health Act does look at enclosed spaces, so what you're proposing is outside of that. I think that is something the committee could look at. The question would be—

September 14th, 2017Committee meeting

Brenda Baxter

Health committee  I guess the question is what the appropriate piece of legislation is to deal with that. The Minister of Labour and the Non-smokers' Health Act are looking at occupational spaces, so where is the workplace and what are generally public spaces? The question would be what the approp

September 14th, 2017Committee meeting

Brenda Baxter

Health committee  Questions like that I think would be best answered by Health Canada, which is looking at that particular issue.

September 14th, 2017Committee meeting

Brenda Baxter

Health committee  Absolutely. I think the Canada occupational health and safety regulations are built on the balance of the employer's responsibilities and the employee's rights. I don't know who made the recommendation about reporting prescriptions to an employer. To start with, people can be im

September 14th, 2017Committee meeting

Brenda Baxter

Health committee  Mr. Chair and members of the committee, I am very pleased to appear before you to discuss workplace safety. I am accompanied by my colleague Eric Advokaat, senior director of Occupational Health and Safety. Responsibility for labour matters in Canada, including workplace safety

September 14th, 2017Committee meeting

Brenda Baxter

November 19th, 2013Committee meeting

Brenda Baxter

November 19th, 2013Committee meeting

Brenda Baxter

November 19th, 2013Committee meeting

Brenda Baxter

Human Resources committee  The definition of danger is just to clarify and simplify the definition. The definition that's proposed continues to cover the substance of the previous definition. It covers imminent or serious and its impact to life or health. As was mentioned earlier, there is a specific refer

November 19th, 2013Committee meeting

Brenda Baxter

Human Resources committee  As has been mentioned, we need to appreciate that hazards exist in all workplaces. The intention is that workplace parties would identify and mitigate those hazards in the workplace before they become a danger. The workplace parties work together to ensure there is proper trainin

November 19th, 2013Committee meeting

Brenda Baxter

November 19th, 2013Committee meeting

Brenda Baxter

Human Resources committee  With regard to the amendments and the move from a designation to a delegation model, essentially what we're proposing is to provide more support to our health and safety officers. As was mentioned in one of the questions, I think, our health and safety officers deal with a range

November 19th, 2013Committee meeting

Brenda Baxter