O. Reg. 490/09: Designated Substances
Facilities that use designated substances in their process must undertake an assessment to ensure workers are not adversely exposed. This requires a review of a facility’s MSDS library to identify if a designated substance is used. A site visit is usually required to gather information about the process and potential routes of exposure. In some cases air monitoring to determine a workers exposure is necessary. A final report is produced detailing the process, results from air monitoring, and if there is need for a control program.
In Ontario there are eleven designated substances:
- Coke oven emissions
- Ethylene oxide
- Vinyl chloride