Occupational exposure to Diesel engine exhaust emissions (DEEEs) in federally regulated work places

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Occupational exposure to Diesel engine exhaust emissions (DEEEs) in federally regulated work places

Is this your work place or industry

  • Inter-provincial trucking, vehicle maintenance and repairs?
  • Railways, railway repairs and rail tunnels?
  • Bus garages, vehicle maintenance and repairs?
  • Toll booths, warehouses and garages?
  • Airport ground service equipment and auxiliary, luggage transport service?
  • Other work places where diesel fuel operated heavy vehicles are used?

If you answered “Yes”, refer to the Control measures for diesel engine exhaust emissions in the work place publication for information.

Concerns

  • Have you experienced any health symptoms like breathing difficulties or sore eyes or throat?
  • Is there any visible white, blue or black smoke in the work place with a strong smell of diesel exhaust?
  • Are there any visible soot deposits in the work place?
  • Do you worry that any exposure to diesel exhaust in your work place can make you ill?

Action to take

If you answered "Yes" to one or more of these questions, raise the issue with your Supervisor and refer to the Internal complaint resolution process website.

Unresolved

Refer to Labour Program by telephone 1-800-641- 4049 or consult canada.ca/workplace-health-safety.

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