Prevention Policies Directory

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This regulation ensures that working environments where silica is handled are safe and ventilated, employees have adequate protection from silica dust, and that employees are properly trained on the safe handling and disposal of silica as well as the health effects of silica inhalation and smoking. In the event that silica dust cannot be removed from the air workers must be isolated to minimize exposure. Employers must also arrange for a complete physical examination of employees for the diagnoses of silica-related illness.
This repealed regulation prescribed silica as a designated substance. As such, it required employers to take every precaution to protect employees exposed to silica in the workplace and that workers were not exposed to delineated concentrations.
This regulation outlines safety measures and procedures for silica sandblasting which include, proper ventilation and filtration to remove silica flour from the air to reduce worker exposure, and provide necessary protective equipment, should workers be exposed.
This regulation describes the Code of Practice around asbestos, as well as the limits of exposure for chrysotile, amphibole, and crocidolite asbestos and crystalline silica.
This regulation prescribes the following chemical agents as designated substances: acrylonitrile, arsenic, asbestos, benzene, coke oven emissions, ethylene oxide, isocyanates, lead, mercury, silica, and vinyl chloride. A designated substances is a biological, chemical, or physical agent to which the exposure of a worker is prohibited, regulated, restricted, limited, or controlled.
This regulation defines a 'hazardous occupation' as the occupation of a person who works with asbestos, silica, coal dust or lead. It also lists notifiable diseases, including: asbestosis, mesothelioma, asbestos?induced lung cancer, asbestos?induced laryngeal cancer, and asbestos?induced gastrointestinal cancer.

The purpose of this regulation is to ensure the medical monitoring of workers who perform work in a mine where they are exposed to asbestos or silica, in order to prevent and screen for pulmonary diseases caused by those contaminants.

This regulation addresses several health hazards related to workers. It states that employers must minimize the dissemination of silica dust into mine air and test air quality if there is a risk of exposure to airborne diesel particulate matter.

This regulation regulates the Saskatchewan mining and milling industry (e.g., uranium, potash, coal, diamonds, gold, base metals, and silica). It allows permitting and operation of "pollutant control facilities" at mine sites. It requires approval of decommissioning and reclamation plans before construction, alteration, or extension of mining sites.