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Occupational Diseases Regulation, M.R. 69/2023

« Occupational Diseases Regulation », R.M. 69/2023

The Workers Compensation Act, C.C.S.M. c. W200

NOTE: This regulation was enacted in English only.

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Loi sur les accidents du travail, c. W200 de la C.P.L.M.

NOTE : Ce règlement a été adopté en anglais seulement.

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Regulation 69/2023
Registered June 21, 2023

Schedule of occupational diseases established

1   The Schedule to this regulation is adopted as the schedule of occupational diseases for the purpose of subsection 4(4.1) of The Workers Compensation Act.

Coming into force

2   This regulation comes into force on September 1, 2023, or the day it is registered under The Statutes and Regulations Act, whichever is later.

June 21, 2023The Workers Compensation Board:

Michael D. Werier

Chair


SCHEDULE

Item Column 1
Occupational Disease
Column 2
Industry, Trade or Process
1. Poisoning by:

(a) Arsenic

Where there is occupational exposure to arsenic or arsenic compounds.

(b) Asphyxiants

Where there is occupational exposure to carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide or hydrogen cyanide.

(c) Benzene

Where there is occupational exposure to benzene or its homologues.

(d) Beryllium

Where there is occupational exposure to beryllium or beryllium compounds.

(e) Cadmium

Where there is occupational exposure to cadmium or cadmium compounds.

(f) Fluorine

Where there is occupational exposure to fluorine or fluorine compounds.

(g) Lead

Where there is occupational exposure to lead or lead compounds.

(h) Manganese

Where there is occupational exposure to manganese or manganese compounds.

(i) Oxides of nitrogen

Where there is occupational exposure to nitrous fumes or the oxides of nitrogen.

(j) Phosgene

Where there is occupational exposure to phosgene.

(k) Phosphorus

Where there is occupational exposure to phosphorus or phosphorus compounds.
2. Diseases caused by ionizing radiation Where there is occupational exposure to ionizing radiation.
3. Asbestosis Where there is occupational exposure to airborne asbestos dust.
4. Silicosis Where there is occupational exposure to airborne silica dust.
5. Other pneumoconioses Where there is occupational exposure to the airborne dusts of coal, beryllium, tungsten carbide, aluminum or other dusts known to produce fibrosis of the lungs.
6. Extrinsic allergic alveolitis Where there is occupational exposure to respirable organic dusts.
7. Contact dermatitis Where there is occupational contact with allergens or sensitizers that ordinarily cause dermatitis.
8. Skin cancer Where there is occupational contact with coal tar products, such as tar, pitch, bitumen, mineral oil or paraffin or any compound or residue of these products.
9. Primary cancer of the mucous lining of the nose or nasal sinuses Where there is occupational exposure to:

(a) dusts, fumes or mists containing nickel, or;

(b) the dusts of hard woods.

10. Mesothelioma, whether pleural or peritoneal Where there is occupational exposure to airborne asbestos dust.
11. Infection caused by:

(a) Salmonella organisms, Staphylococcus aureus, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), or Hepatitis B

Where there is occupational contact with a source or sources of the infection, and the worker's employment involves;

(a) treating, nursing, examining or interviewing patients or ill persons;

(b) analyzing or testing body tissues or fluid; or

(c) research into salmonellae, pathogenic staphylococci or hepatitis B virus in a laboratory setting.

(b) Brucella organisms

Where there is occupational contact with:

(a) animals, animal carcasses or animal by-products; or

(b) Brucella organisms in a laboratory setting.

(c) Tubercle bacillus

Where there is occupational contact with a source or sources of the infection, and the worker's employment involves:

(a) treating, nursing, examining or interviewing patients or ill persons;

(b) analyzing or testing body tissues or fluids; or

(c) research into tuberculosis in a laboratory setting.