OHS Insider Month in Review – November 2017: Québec
LAWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Oct. 18: The controversial new “religious neutrality” law requiring citizens to uncover their faces while giving and getting government services officially took effect. Erstwhile Bill 62 has been criticized for targeting Muslim women who wear a burka, hijab and other forms of religious face coverings. The government still has to adopt guidelines explaining the law will be implemented.
Oct. 27: CNESST issued a new form (Doc. 2339, État de la Victime) to document the condition of a work-related mining injury victim who’s being transferred to a hospital. The form must be completed by the director of mine rescue operations, verified and signed by the team leader and sent to the medical services provider.
Oct. 31: The Advisory Committee ended public consultations on revising the occupational exposure limits for contaminants listed in Annex 1 of the Regulations, i.e., contaminants with OELs that differ from ACGIH exposure values and ratings.