Part III.1 of the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic Accord Implementation Newfoundland and Labrador Act establishes the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Off-Shore Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Council (the Advisory Council). This Advisory Council is mandated to advise the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (CNLOPB), the federal Minister of Natural Resources and Minister of Labour, and the provincial Minister of Service NL and Minister of Natural Resources on the administration and enforcement of Part III.1. In addition, the Advisory Council advises on any other occupational health and safety matters referred to it by CNLOPB or the federal or provincial ministers.
Under Part III.1 Section 201.114 of the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic Accord Implementation Newfoundland and Labrador Act, the composition of the Advisory Council is two representatives of offshore industry employees and two representatives of offshore industry management to be appointed by the Government of Canada; two representatives of offshore industry employees and two representatives of offshore industry managements to be jointly appointed by Service NL and Natural Resources; two Government of Canada representatives and two provincial government representatives. The Chief Safety Officer (CSO) of the CNLOPB is an ex officio member. Including the CSO, the full complement for the Advisory Council is thirteen.
Candidates must demonstrate that they are in a position to either represent Management/Employers or Labour/Employees on the Advisory Council.
Those who make up the Advisory Council should have a diverse background and bring a wide range of perspectives and knowledge. Furthermore, candidates must also be in a position to either represent Management/Employers on the Advisory Council or be in position to represent Labour/Employees on the Advisory Council. Collectively, appointees should possess the following core competencies:
The Advisory Council is required to meet at least semi-annually, or more frequently as deemed necessary by the Chairpersons in accordance with the Council’s workplan.
Members shall be appointed for a term of four (4) years and may be reappointed as per the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Area Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Council Terms of Reference.
An equal number of representatives from Labour and Management are required to serve on the Advisory Council. As such, prospective candidates must be able to demonstrate that they are in a position to represent either management/employers or labour/employees during their term on the Council. Two members to represent Labour and two members to represent management to be appointed jointly by Service NL and the Department of Natural Resources are required.