Notifying Occupational Health and Safety of a Patient’s Notifiable Disease

Saskatchewan physicians must notify Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) when one of their patients is affected with or suffering from a notifiable disease, as per Section 10 of The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996.

The physician must notify the Director of Health Standards with OHS by completing the Physician’s Notification Form of Medical Condition as soon as possible. The form must include the patient’s name and address, the name of the notifiable disease, and most recent place of employment of the affected person where exposure related to the medical condition is believed to have occurred. The completed form can be emailed to OHShygienenotifications@gov.sk.ca​. The Director of Health Standards shall not disclose that information except under specific circumstances explained in the regulation.

The following list of Notifiable Medical Conditions Resulting from Occupational Exposure is taken from Table 6 of The Occupation Health and Safety Regulations, 1996 and should be referenced as notifiable diseases:

  1. Acute, sub-acute or chronic disease of an organ resulting from exposure to lead, arsenic, beryllium, phosphorus, manganese, cadmium or mercury or their compounds or alloys
  2. Neoplasia of the skin or mucous membrane resulting from exposure to tar, pitch, bitumen, mineral or cutting oils or arsenic or their compounds, products or residue
  3. Neoplasia of the renal tract in a worker employed in rubber compounding, in dyestuff manufacture or mixing or in a laboratory
  4. Pneumoconiosis resulting from exposure to silica or silicate, including asbestos, talc, mica or coal
  5. Toxic jaundice resulting from exposure to tetrachloroethane or nitro- or amidoderivatives of benzene or other hepato-toxic or haemato-toxic substances
  6. Neoplasia or any form of sickness resulting from internal or external exposure to ionizing radiation or electro-magnetic radiation
  7. Poisoning by the anti-cholinesterase action of an organophosphorous or carbamate compound
  8. Any form of decompression illness
  9. Toxic anaemia resulting from exposure to trinitrotoluene, or any other haematogenic poison, including chronic poisoning by benzene
  10. Mesothelioma of the pleura or peritoneum
  11. Angiosarcoma of the liver
  12. Malignant neoplasm of the nasal cavities resulting from exposure to chromium or its compounds, wood dust or formaldehyde
  13. Malignant neoplasm of the scrotum resulting from exposure to petroleum products
  14. Malignant neoplasm of lymphatic or haematopoietic tissue resulting from exposure to benzene
  15. Cataract resulting from exposure to ionizing radiation, electro-magnetic radiation or nitrophenols
  16. Male infertility resulting from exposure to glycol ethers, lead or pesticides
  17. Spontaneous abortion resulting from exposure to ethylene oxide or antineoplastic drugs
  18. Inflammatory and toxic neuropathy resulting from exposure to organic solvents
  19. Asthma resulting from exposure to isocyanates, red cedar, amines, acid anhydride, epoxy resin systems, reactive dyes, metal fumes or salts, enzymes or bisulphites
  20. Extrinsic allergic alveolitis resulting from exposure to mould or organic dust​

Contact Us

Megan Hunt
Director, Health Standards

Phone: (306) 787-4006
Email: Megan.Hunt@gov.sk.ca​​