OVERVIEW OF THE AMENDMENTS TO
PART II OF THE CANADA LABOUR CODE
Subject: 2. Methods of Communication (section 122.3)
(1) An employee with a special need shall be given any direction, notice, information, instruction or training that is required to be given to employees under this Part by any method of communication that readily permits the employee to receive it, including braille, large print, audio tape, computer disk, sign language and verbal communication.
(2) For the purposes of this section, an employee has a special need if the employee is affected by a condition that impairs their ability to receive a direction, a notice, information, an instruction or training given by a method that would otherwise be sufficient under this Part.
|This new provision requires that employers and health and safety officers use whatever method of communication is necessary to ensure that employees with special needs understand the information that is being provided. The information may include a direction, a notice, training, instruction or other type of information.|
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