Amended by
G.O. 498
Rescinded by
G.O. 743

The Board of
Railway Commissioners for Canada.

Order no. G.O. 449

Thursday, the 8th of
September, A.D. 1927

In the matter of the consideration of the question of a uniform code of regulations governing the testing of hearing and eyesight of railway employees required to take such tests; and the General Order of the Board No. 94, dated July 24, 1912, made herein.


H. A. McKeown
Chief Commissioner

S. J. McLean
Asst. Chief Commissioner

Thomas Vien
Deputy Chief Commissioner

A. C. Boyce

In pursuance of the powers vested in it under section 287 of the Railway Act, 1919, and of all other powers possessed by the Board in that behalf; and upon reading the submissions filed on behalf of the Railway Association of Canada, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, the Order of Railroad Telegraphers, the Order of Railway Conductors; and upon the report and recommendation of its Chief Operating Officer,—

The Board orders: That the railway companies subject to the jurisdiction of the Board adopt and put into force, not later than the first day of December, 1927, the rules set forth in the schedule hereto annexed, under the heading, Uniform Rules Governing the Determination of Visual Acuity, Colour Perception, and Hearing of Railway Employees; and that the said General Order No. 94, and General Orders Nos. 103, 240, 378, and 387, dated respectively July 24, 1912; April 9, 1913; June 21, 1918; April 13, 1923; and January 8, 1924, made herein, be rescinded.

H. A. McKeown
Chief Commissioner,
The Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada.