Effective Friday, September 17, a province-wide mandatory masking order will be implemented for all indoor public spaces. 

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Review of The Radiation Health and Safety Regulations

In 2019, the government undertook a review of the radiation health and safety provisions of The Saskatchewan Employment Act, which resulted in the establishment of:

  • consistent enforcement tools for occupational health officers and radiation health officers;
  • an appeal mechanism similar to that of the occupational health and safety part of the Act; and
  • increasing fines for second and subsequent offences.

The government is now turning its attention to reviewing The Radiation Health and Safety Regulations, 2005. The purpose of the review is to help modernize those provisions where technological advancements have resulted in the existing regulations being redundant or ineffective, and to identify regulatory requirements that place an unnecessary burden on employers, owners and workers, or create needless red tape.

Both federal and provincial legislation regulate radiation emitting equipment.

The federal government is responsible for the safe construction and functioning of radiation emitting equipment. While the provincial government is responsible for regulating owners, contractors, installers and operators of radiation equipment to ensure that workers and members of the public are protected from unnecessary exposure to radiation.

What do we need from you?

Please review the discussion paper that outlines some key areas for consideration and poses some general questions about the adequacy and efficacy of the current provisions, it is not meant to be exhaustive. Instead, stakeholder input is essential to ensuring the regulations reflect the needs of all stakeholders.

Who can provide feedback?

Anyone is welcome to share their thoughts. Whether you're an industry professional, an operator, contractor or installer, we want to hear from you.

Please submit all written responses no later than September 30, 2021 to:

Radiation Health and Safety Regulations Review
Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety
300 – 1870 Albert Street

You can also respond via email: labourlegislationLRWS@gov.sk.ca

Thank you for your interest and participation.

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