Rescinded by
G.O. 743

The Board of
Railway Commissioners for Canada.

Order no. G.O. 526

Friday, the 29th of
June, A.D. 1934

In the matter of the application on behalf of the Order of Railvmy Conductors, and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, under Sections 51 and 287 of the Railway Act, for an Order amending the General Order of the Board No. 449 dated September 8, 1927, prescribing Uniform Rules Governing the Determination of Visical Acuity, Colour Perception, and Hearing of Railway Employees.

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S. J. McLean
Asst. Chief Commissioner

F. N. Garceau
Deputy Chief Commissioner

T. C. Norris
Commissioner

J. A. Stoneman
Commissioner

G. A. Stone
Commissioner

Upon reading what is filed in support of the application and on behalf of the Railway Association of Canada; and upon the report and recommendation of the Chief Operating Officer of the Board,—

It is ordered: That the Uniform Rules Governing the Determination of Visual Acuity, Colour Perception, and Hearing of Railway Employees, as prescribed by the said General Order No. 449, dated September 8, 1927, and amended by General Order No. 498, dated April 6, 1932, be further amended as follows, namely:—

  1. By striking out the promotion and re-examination statements under the heading, Standards of Visual Acuity, Class C, and substituting therefor the following:—

    Promotion

    20-30 combined, with or without glasses, provided there is 20-30 in one eye and not less than 20-40 in the other eye, with or without glasses.

    Re-examination

    20-30 combined, with or without glasses, provided there is 20-30 in one eye and not less than 20-50 in the other eye, with or without glasses; or 20-20 in one eye regardless of vision in the other, with or without glasses.

  2. That the provisions of this order shall not apply where they conflict with certain higher standards on international railways operating comparatively short mileage in Canada.

S. J. McLean
Asst. Chief Commissioner,
The Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada.