S-2.1, r. 31 - Regulation respecting the implementation of the Agreement regarding work done within the context of rehabilitation measures adopted by the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec

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chapter S-2.1, r. 31
Regulation respecting the implementation of the Agreement regarding work done within the context of rehabilitation measures adopted by the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY — AGREEMENT — WORK DONE WITHIN REHABILITATION MEASURES
Act respecting occupational health and safety
(chapter S-2.1, s. 223, 1st par., subpar. 39)
S-2.1
September 1 2012
1. The Act respecting industrial accidents and occupational diseases (chapter A-3.001) applies to persons doing non-remunerated work within the context of rehabilitation measures adopted by the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec on the conditions and to the extent provided for in an agreement between the Société and the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail, appearing in Schedule 1.
O.C. 1199-2010, s. 1.
2. This Regulation replaces the Regulation respecting the implementation of the agreement regarding work done within the context of rehabilitation measures adopted by the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (O.C. 408-96, 96-03-27).
O.C. 1199-2010, s. 2.
3. (Omitted).
O.C. 1199-2010, s. 3.
AGREEMENT REGARDING WORK DONE WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF REHABILITATION MEASURES ADOPTED BY THE SOCIÉTÉ DE L’ASSURANCE AUTOMOBILE DU QUÉBEC
BETWEEN
THE SOCIÉTÉ DE L’ASSURANCE AUTOMOBILE DU QUÉBEC
AND
THE COMMISSION DE LA SANTÉ ET DE LA SÉCURITÉ DU TRAVAIL
PURSUANT TO SECTION 16 OF THE ACT RESPECTING INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS AND OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES
WHEREAS the Commission is, under section 138 of the Act respecting occupational health and safety (chapter S-2.1), a legal person within the meaning of the Civil Code of Québec and has the general powers of a legal person and the special powers conferred upon it by that Act;
WHEREAS the Commission may, under section 170 of the same Act, make agreements with a Government department or agency, another government or a department or agency of such a government for the application of the Acts and regulations administered by it, according to law;
WHEREAS the Société is, under section 4 of the Act respecting the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (chapter S-11.011), a legal person within the meaning of the Civil Code of Québec;
WHEREAS the Société may, under section 17 of the Act respecting the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec, enter into any agreement for the application of the Automobile Insurance Act (chapter A-25);
WHEREAS the Société petitions that the Act respecting industrial accidents and occupational diseases (chapter A-3.001) be applicable to certain trainees and intends to take on the employer’s obligations including those relating to assessments owing;
WHEREAS section 16 of the said Act stipulates that a person doing work under a project of any government, whether or not the person is a worker within the meaning of the Act, may be considered to be a worker employed by that government, by an agency or by a legal person, on the conditions and to the extent provided by an agreement between the Commission and the government, agency or legal person concerned;
WHEREAS the said section 16 provides that the second paragraph of section 170 of the Act respecting occupational health and safety applies to such an agreement, that is to say that the Commission must proceed by regulation to give effect to an agreement extending benefits arising out of the Acts and regulations that it administers;
THEREFORE, THE PARTIES HEREBY AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING:
CHAPTER 1
ENABLING PROVISION
Enabling provision
1.1 This Agreement is entered into under section 16 of the Act respecting industrial accidents and occupational diseases.
CHAPTER 2
PURPOSES OF AGREEMENT
Purposes
2.1 The purpose of this Agreement is to provide, on the conditions and to the extent provided for herein, for the application of the Act respecting industrial accidents and occupational diseases to trainees of the Société and to determine the obligations of the Société and the Commission.
CHAPTER 3
DEFINITIONS
For the purposes of this Agreement,
“Commission”
(a) Commission means the Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail, established under section 137 of the Act respecting occupational health and safety (chapter S-2.1);
“employment”
(b) employment means the employment that the trainee held when he suffered an employment injury;
“establishment”
(c) establishment means an establishment within the meaning of the Act respecting occupational health and safety;
“educational institution”
(d) educational institution means a body providing training programs under the Education Act (chapter I-13.3), the General and Vocational Colleges Act (chapter C-29) or the Act respecting private education (chapter E-9.1), or a university establishment;
“employment injury”
(e) employment injury means an injury or a disease arising out of or in the course of an industrial accident, or an occupational disease, including a recurrence, relapse or aggravation;
“Act”
(f) Act means the Act respecting industrial accidents and occupational diseases (chapter A-3.001);
“Société”
(g) Société means the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec, established under section 1 of the Act respecting the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (chapter S-11.011);
“trainee”
(h) trainee means a person who carries out non-remunerated work within the context of rehabilitation measures adopted by the Société and
(a) receives or would be entitled to receive from the Société, when he suffers an employment injury, a full income replacement indemnity;
(b) is not a person serving a non-remunerated training session under the responsibility of an educational institution.
CHAPTER 4
OBLIGATIONS OF THE SOCIÉTÉ
Employer
4.1 The Société is deemed to be the employer of any trainee covered by this Agreement.
Restrictions
Despite the foregoing, the employee-employer relationship is recognized as such only for assessment and indemnification purposes under the Act and is not considered to be an admission of a factual situation lending itself to interpretation in other fields of activity.
General obligations
4.2 As the employer, the Société is bound, with the necessary modifications, by all the obligations provided for in the Act, including the obligation to keep a register of work accidents that happen in establishments where the trainees are present as well as the obligation to notify the Commission, on the form prescribed by the Commission, that, due to an employment injury, a trainee is unable to carry on the work he was doing within the context of the rehabilitation measures adopted.
Register of accidents
Despite the foregoing, in the case of the register of accidents referred to in the preceding paragraph, the Société is bound to place the register only at the disposal of the Commission.
Information
Upon request by the Commission, the Société provides a description of the tasks or activities carried out by the trainee at the time he suffers an employment injury.
Exceptions
4.3 Despite section 4.2, section 32 of the Act pertaining to certain prohibited actions, sections 179 and 180 regarding the temporary assignment of work and Chapter VII concerning the right to return to work are not applicable to the Société.
First aid
Although the Société is not itself bound to give first aid to a trainee who has suffered an employment injury, in accordance with sections 190 and 191 of the Act, the Société must see to it that any necessary first aid is given and assume the costs thereof.
Payment of assessment
4.4 The Société undertakes to pay the assessment calculated by the Commission in accordance with the Act and the regulations thereunder, as well as the fixed administration expenses related to the special envelope.
For the purposes of this Agreement, the Société is, in addition, bound to make periodic payments in accordance with section 315.1 of the Act.
Minimum
4.5 For assessment purposes, the Société is deemed to pay wages equal to the full income replacement indemnity to which the trainee is entitled for the duration of his or her training session.
Annual statement
4.6 The Société must send to the Commission, before 15 March each year, a statement indicating, in particular, the amount of the gross annual income paid to trainees during the preceding calendar year, calculated on the basis of the duration of their training session.
Register
4.7 The Société must keep a detailed register of the names and addresses of trainees, as well as the name and address of the employer offering each training session.
Availability
The Société must make the register available to the Commission if the latter so requires.
CHAPTER 5
OBLIGATIONS OF THE COMMISSION
Status of worker
5.1 The Commission considers a trainee of the Société to be a worker within the meaning of the Act.
Indemnity
5.2 A trainee who has suffered an employment injury is entitled to receive an income replacement indemnity from the Commission from the cessation of the right to receive a full income replacement indemnity from the Société.
Determination of indemnity
5.3 For the purpose of determining an income replacement indemnity, the trainee’s gross annual employment income is the full income replacement indemnity paid by the Société.
Special envelope
5.4 The Commission allocates a special envelope to the unit corresponding to the “Operation of an Adapted Enterprise; Operation of a Rehabilitation Workshop” or, as the case may be, following amendments subsequent to the signing of this Agreement, to the corresponding unit.
CHAPTER 6
MISCELLANEOUS
Follow-up of the Agreement
6.1 Both the Société and the Commission must, within 15 days of the coming into force of this Agreement, appoint a person in charge of follow-up.
Addresses for notices
6.2 Any notice provided for in this Agreement must be sent to the following addresses:
(a) Secretary of the Société
Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec
333, boulevard Jean-Lesage
Québec (Québec) G1K 8J6
(b) Secretary of the Commission
Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail
1199, rue De Bleury, 14e étage
Montréal (Québec) H3C 4E1
CHAPTER 7
COMING INTO FORCE AND TERM OF THE AGREEMENT
Coming into force
7.1 This Agreement takes effect on the date of the coming into force of the regulation made for that purpose by the Commission under section 170 of the Act respecting occupational health and safety.
Term
This Agreement remains in force until 31 December 2011.
Automatic renewal
7.2 After that date, the Agreement is renewed automatically from one calendar year to the next, except where one of the parties sends to the other party, by registered or certified mail at least 90 days before the end of the term, a notice to the effect that the party concerned would like to cancel or amend the Agreement.
Amendments
7.3 In the latter case, the notice must contain the amendments that the party concerned would like to see made.
Renewal
The sending of such a notice does not prevent the automatic renewal of this Agreement for a period of one year. If the parties do not agree on the amendments to be made to this Agreement, the Agreement ends, without further notice, at the end of the period of automatic renewal
CHAPTER 8
CANCELLATION OF THE AGREEMENT
Failure
8.1 The Commission may, if the Société fails to fulfill any of its obligations, ask it to correct the situation within the time set by the Commission. In the absence of such correction within the time allotted, the Commission may unilaterally cancel this Agreement by giving written notice.
Date
The Agreement is then cancelled from the date on which the written notice is sent.
Financial adjustments
8.2 In the event of cancellation, the Commission makes the financial adjustments taking into account the amounts payable under this Agreement.
Amount owing
Any amount owing after the financial adjustments have been made is payable on the due date appearing on the notice of assessment.
Mutual consent
8.3 The parties may, at any time, cancel this Agreement by mutual consent.
Damages
8.4 In the event of cancellation, neither party may be obliged to pay damages, interest or any other form of compensation or costs to the other party.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have signed
At _______________, on _______________ At _______________, on _______________
( ) day of _______________________ 2010. ( ) day of _______________________ 2010.
_____________________________________ _____________________________________
_____________________________________ _____________________________________
NATHALIE TREMBLAY, FCA LUC MEUNIER,
President and chief Chairman of the board and
executive officer chief executive officer
Société de l’assurance Commission de la santé et
automobile du Québec de la sécurité du travail
O.C. 1199-2010, Sch. 1.
From 1 January 2016, in accordance with section 237 of chapter 15 of the statutes of 2015, the words «Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail» mean in this Regulation «Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail»
REFERENCES
O.C. 1199-2010, 2010 G.O. 2, 3872B
S.Q. 2015, c. 15, s. 237