Knowing is half the battle
Occupational Health and Safety Legislation in Canada is divided into 14 jurisdictions, including one federal, 10 provincial and 3 territorial. The federal health and safety legislation is commonly referred to as Canada Labour Code Part II and regulations. The Canada Labour Code also applies to employees of companies or sectors that operate across provincial or international borders.
These businesses include:
Approximately 10% of the Canadian workforce falls under the OH&S jurisdiction of the federal government. The remaining 90% of Canadian workers fall under the legislation of the province or territory where they work.
The following is a list of the OH&S regulating bodies and a link to the OHS legislation for each Province and Territory:
Workplace Health and Safety Call Centre
1 866 415-8690
1 800 563-5471
Serious Workplace Accident Reports
(709) 729-4444 (24 Hours)
Inuvik Office Industrial Safety
1 877 202-0008
1 844 838-0808
To report a dangerous work situation:
1 800 567-7233