Discussion Paper - Proposed Schedule B Amendments Regarding Bronchogenic Carcinoma (Lung Cancer) in Asbestos-Exposed Workers Consultation
Schedule B of the Workers Compensation Act (“Act”) provided a presumption of work causation in favour of a worker who had developed primary site lung cancer where there had been exposure to airborne asbestos dust and where one or both of the following diseases were present:
- asbestosis, or
- bilateral diffuse pleural thickening or fibrosis, over 5 mm thick and extending over more than a quarter of the chest wall.
At issue was whether these descriptions contained in Schedule B of the Act were current and supportable based on the most current medical science.
Consultation closed February 5, 2010.