Ionising Radiations (Workers’ Protection) Act


Published: 1969-12-11

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Ionising Radiations (Workers’ Protection) Act
IONISING RADIATIONS (WORKERS’ PROTECTION) [CH.319 – 1


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[Original Service 2001] STATUTE LAW OF THE BAHAMAS

IONISING RADIATIONS (WORKERS’ PROTECTION)
CHAPTER 319

IONISING RADIATIONS (WORKERS’ PROTECTION)

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

SECTION

1. Short title.
2. Interpretation.
3. Notification to Minister of work involving exposure to radiation.
4. Notification of date of installation of machines or apparatus producing radiation.
5. Rules.
6. Penalty.



IONISING RADIATIONS (WORKERS’ PROTECTION) [CH.319 – 3


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[Original Service 2001] STATUTE LAW OF THE BAHAMAS

CHAPTER 319

IONISING RADIATIONS (WORKERS’
PROTECTION)

An Act to require notification of undertakings involving
exposure to ionising radiations for the protection of workers
involved therein.

[Assent 27th June, 1967]
[Commencement 11th December, 1969]

1. This Act may be cited as the Ionising Radiations
(Workers’ Protection) Act.

2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“ionising radiations” means electro-magnetic radia-

tion (that is to say X-ray or gamma ray protons
or quanta) or corpuscular radiation (that is to say,
alpha particles, beta particles, electrons,
positions, protons, neutrons or heavy particles)
being electro-magnetic radiation or corpuscular
radiation capable of producing ions and emitted
from a machine or apparatus which is intended to
produce ionising radiations, or from a machine
or apparatus in which electrons are accelerated
by a voltage of at least five kilovolts;

“Minister” means the Minister responsible for Public
Health;

“proprietor”, in relation to an undertaking, includes
any person for the time being having the
management or control or receiving the profits of
the business carried on in such undertaking, or
employing any person engaged in such business.

3. Every proprietor of an undertaking shall —
(a) before commencing therein for the first time any

work involving the possible exposure to ionising
radiations of any person employed or engaged in
such work, give to the Minister not less than one
month’s notice in writing of the intended
commencement of such work;

12 of 1967
E.L.A.O., 1974

Short title.

Interpretation.

E.L.A.O., 1974.

Notification to
Minister of work
involving
exposure to
radiation.

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STATUTE LAW OF THE BAHAMAS [Original Service 2001]

(b) where at the coming into force of this Act any
work as aforesaid is carried on, within one
month of the commencement of this Act notify
the Minister in writing of the carrying on of such
work,

and in either case shall furnish to the Minister such
particulars as the Minister may require:

Provided that in the case of an undertaking coming
within paragraph (b) hereof, the proprietor shall furnish the
required particulars within one month after being requested
so to do.

4. Without prejudice to the operation of section 3
of this Act, any person who proposes to install, or cause to
be installed, on any premises for use in any undertaking,
any machine or apparatus capable of producing or emitting
ionising radiations, shall give to the Minister not less than
one month’s notice in writing of the proposed date of that
installation,

5. The Minister may make rules for the carrying
into effect of the objects of this Act and in particular but
without prejudice to the foregoing to provide for the
protection of persons employed or engaged in the use of
ionising radiations.

6. Any person who contravenes any provision of
section 3 or section 4 of this Act or of any rules made
under section 5 thereof shall be guilty of an offence and
shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not
exceeding five hundred dollars.

Notification of
date of
installation of
machines or
apparatus
producing
radiation.

Rules.

Penalty.