2. The purpose of this Regulation is to ensure the medical monitoring of workers who perform work in a mine where they are exposed to asbestos or silica, in order to prevent and screen for pulmonary diseases caused by those contaminants.
This Regulation does not apply to a worker governed by the Act respecting labour relations, vocational training and workforce management in the construction industry (chapter R-20).
This Regulation does not apply to a worker does only office work on the site of a mine. Notwithstanding the foregoing, this Regulation, except sections 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8, applies to such a worker if he holds a pulmonary health certificate or has previously held a pulmonary health certificate or a medical certificate within the meaning of the Regulation respecting the medical certificate of workmen (R.R.Q., 1981, c. S-2.1, r. 3).
This Regulation applies to a worker who, on 2 November 1995, does not hold a medical certificate but is in the employ of an employer who operates a mine within the meaning of section 1. Subject to sections 13 to 15, such worker is deemed to hold a pulmonary health certificate.