Guide to Mandatory Reporting for Physicians and Optometrists

The Railway Safety Act (RSA) requires railway employees working in Safety Critical Positions to inform their physician or optometrist, prior to any examination, that they do such work. The RSA also requires the physician or optometrist to immediately notify both their patient and the railway company if the employee has a medical condition that may reasonably pose a threat to railway safety.

The changes to the Railway Safety Act also led to the development of the Railway Rules Governing Safety Critical Positions and the Railway Medical Rules for Positions Critical to Safe Railway Operations by the Railway Association of Canada.

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