Overview

We are reviewing the Radiation Protection Act to update radiation protection laws and reduce confusion for employers and workers in affected industries.

The act protects workers who may be exposed to sources of radiation while working with certain types of radiation-emitting equipment on the job. It has not been significantly updated since 1985 and no longer aligns with other occupational health and safety (OHS) laws.

We asked for feedback on:

  • aligning radiation requirements with OHS legislation
  • improving the radiation protection program
  • fee schedules and approval processes for inspection agencies

Timeline

  • Open

    July 9 to August 12, 2020

  • Results under review

  • Completed

Who is listening

Ministry of Labour and Immigration

Input received

Feedback was collected through an online survey from July 9 to August 12, 2020.

Thank you for your input. We are currently reviewing feedback.

Outcomes

Your feedback will help us determine what changes may be needed in the Radiation Protection Act to improve processes and provide clarity for employers and workers.

Contact

To connect with the Radiation Protection Act Review:

Email: lbr.ohsreview@gov.ab.ca

Last updated: August 17, 2020