S-2.1, r. 4 - Safety Code for the construction industry

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2.5.4. Duties of the safety officer:
(1)  The safety officer is a member of the senior personnel under the responsibility of the principal contractor.
(2)  The safety officer shall:
(a)  have at least 10 years’ working experience in the construction of industrial, commercial or office buildings, of public buildings or with a civil engineering firm. Failing this, he shall have equivalent training;
(b)  be familiar with this Code and the general principles of accident prevention; and
(c)  hold an attestation of safety officer delivered by the Commission. Such attestation is delivered to any person who has followed with success the required safety officer’s course or who, according to the examining committee, has the equivalent technical knowledge.
(3)  The duties of the safety officer apply only to safety; he particularly:
(a)  coordinates the orders and any safety measures taken for the site with the provisions of this Code and sees to their observance;
(b)  ensures that any worker is informed as to the inherent risks in his work;
(c)  takes note of the recommendations and the minutes of the meetings of the employers’ safety committees;
(d)  receives any order or notice respecting defects remitted by an inspector authorized according to the Act respecting occupational health and safety (chapter S-2.1);
(e)  participates in the drawing up of safety orders for the site; and
(f)  intervenes when there is risk of accident and investigates following an accident.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. S-2.1, r. 6, s. 2.5.4; O.C. 1959-86, s. 9; O.C. 606-2014, s. 2.
2.5.4. Duties of the safety officer:
(1)  The safety officer is a member of the senior personnel under the responsibility of the principal contractor.
(2)  The safety officer shall:
(a)  have at least 10 years’ working experience in the construction of industrial, commercial or office buildings, of public buildings or with a civil engineering firm. Failing this, he shall have equivalent training;
(b)  be familiar with this Code and the general principles of accident prevention; and
(c)  after 1 May 1976, hold an attestation of safety officer delivered by the Ministère du Travail. Such attestation is delivered to any person who has followed with success the required safety officer’s course or who, according to the examining committee, has the equivalent technical knowledge.
(3)  The duties of the safety officer apply only to safety; he particularly:
(a)  coordinates the orders and any safety measures taken for the site with the provisions of this Code and sees to their observance;
(b)  ensures that any worker is informed as to the inherent risks in his work;
(c)  takes note of the recommendations and the minutes of the meetings of the employers’ safety committees;
(d)  receives any order or notice respecting defects remitted by an inspector authorized according to the Act respecting occupational health and safety (chapter S-2.1);
(e)  participates in the drawing up of safety orders for the site; and
(f)  intervenes when there is risk of accident and investigates following an accident.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. S-2.1, r. 6, s. 2.5.4; O.C. 1959-86, s. 9.