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Understanding the Federal Health and Safety Requirements

As an employer, you play an important role in preventing workplace accidents and injuries, and promoting safe and healthy workplaces. Employers in federally regulated industries – such as transportation, shipping, pipelines, flour mills, grain seed plants, feed warehouse, radio, or television broadcasting, etc. – fall under the jurisdiction of the federal health and safety legislation within the Canada Labour Code, Part II (“the Code”).  A list of federally regulated businesses and industries can be found here.

See here for basic summaries of the information contained in the code, and for any legal interpretation please refer to the Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (COHSR) regulation.

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In addition to health and safety requirements, there are several other compliance measures your business should be considering. You can always contact CFIB for further information, examples of a Health and Safety Policy, Emergency Communication Procedure, or more details on any Occupational Health and Safety issues at 1.888.234.2232 or email us at [email protected]

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