All Canadians are entitled to work in a healthy and safe environment, yet every year work-related injuries and diseases cause nearly 1,000 deaths in companies and organizations under federal or provincial jurisdiction.

The purpose of Part II of the Canada Labour Code is to prevent work-related accidents and diseases in companies and organizations under federal jurisdiction. At the same time, however, both employers and employees have key roles to play in achieving this goal.

The Labour Program section of the website contains information on the following:

  • prevention – how to protect yourself, what to do in the event of an accident, and hazardous substances;
  • employees – rights, duties, and the complaint resolution process;
  • employers – responsibilities, supervision and training, and health and safety committees;
  • compliance policy – measures to ensure that employers and employees fulfill their duties, the role of health and safety officers, the appeals process, and the interpretation of policies and Operations Program Directives;
  • health and safety committees and representatives – the role of workplace health
  • Liaison Bulletin – a special newsletter providing information on such subjects as amendments to health and safety regulations.

Do you already know which publication, law or regulation you need?
See Health and Safety Publications.
See list of laws and regulations related to Part II of the Canada Labour Code.
See Interpretations, Policies and Guidelines (IPGs)

Canadian Health and Safety Links

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) – Provincial and Territorial Governments
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
E-news from Canada’s National Occupational Safety and Health Resource

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
Canada’s National Occupational Health and Safety Site
Canadian Standards Association www.CSA.CA

Provincial and Territorial Health and Safety Links

Alberta Department of Human Resources and Employment
• Ontario Ministry of Labour
• Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers
• Workplace Safety and Insurance Board
• Office of the Worker Advisor
British Columbia
Workers’ Compensation Board of British Columbia
Manitoba Labour and Immigration
Prince Edward Island
Workers’ Compensation Board
New Brunswick
Workplace Health, Safety and
Compensation Commission
Commission de la sante st de la securite du travail du Quebec
 Newfoundland and Labrador
Occupational Health and Safety Department
Saskatchewan Department of Labour
Northwest Territories and Nunavut
Workers’ Compensation Board
Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board
Nova Scotia
Department of Environment and Labour