Legislative Overview - Mandatory Reporting - Page 6

Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulation 861 (Ontario) Act Regulation Purpose of the Act/ Regulation Occupational Health and Safety Act, RSO 1990, c O.1, s 66 Requirement to Report Every owner or employer at a workplace where an X-ray machine is present or used is required to report any instance when a worker receives: RRO 1990, O Reg 861, X-Ray Safety, s 13-14 The Act provides the framework to ensure that workplaces in Ontario are safe and healthy. The objective of Regulation 861 is to minimize the risk of exposure for anyone involved in taking and processing radiographs and for anyone who may be exposed to radiation (i.e., veterinarians, staff, clients, the public and animals). • A dose equivalent that does not appear reasonable and appropriate. • A dose equivalent in excess of the annual limits, as set out in column 3 of the Schedule, in a 3 month period. Time Frame to Submit: Forthwith (immediately) Who Receives the Report: Radiation Protection Officer, Inspector with the Ministry of Labour How to Submit: The report is submitted in writing by email to radiationprotection@ontario.ca Information Required: The report describes the findings from the investigation into the cause of the exposure and the corrective action taken. Every owner or employer, at a workplace where an X-ray machine is present or used, is required to report any accident, equipment failure or other incident that results in an employee receiving a dose equivalent in excess of annual limits set in regulation. Time Frame to Submit: Initial notice to be provided immediately (within 48 hours). Who Receives the Report: Radiation Protection Officer, Ministry of Labour How to Submit: Initial reports should be submitted by telephone 416-235-5922 or 1-877-202-0008 or email to radiationprotection@ontario.ca The detailed report must be in writing by email radiationprotection@ontario.ca or mail to Manager, Radiation Protection Services Ministry of Labour 81A Resources Road Etobicoke, ON M9P 3T1 Information Required: The written report must describe the circumstances of the accident or failure and any investigative actions taken by the employer. For additional information For general inquires and emergency situations: Penalties Penalties that may be applied upon conviction for a contravention or failure to comply with the provisions of the Act or regulations, or an order or requirement of an inspector or director, or an order of the Minister are as follows: Health and Safety Contact Centre 1-877-202-0008 (24/7 telephone line) • For a person, a fine of not more than $25,000 per written order or imprisonment for a term of not more than twelve months, or both. • For a corporation, the maximum fine that may be imposed is $500,000. Legislative Overview • Mandatory Reporting   6