April 15, 2020

Ontario Ministry of Labour Changes Periodical Medical Examination Requirements

On Jan. 1, 2020 the province of Ontario changed the periodical medical examination on asbestos workers from two to five years; replaced the nine separate medical surveillance codes with one single consolidated and updated code; and replaced the 16 separate codes for respiratory equipment and measuring airborne substances with new, updated and consolidated respiratory protection and measuring provisions.Ontario also permitted businesses to use the “Quebec model” for calculating exposures to hazardous substances for irregular work shifts and add substitution — or substituting hazardous substances with those that are less hazardous — to the hierarchy of controls.For more information, please click on the following link:https://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/resources/notices.php#oels

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