About CanOSH


The CanOSH website makes it easy for anyone to locate Canadian workplace health and safety information, by bringing together federal, provincial and territorial resources all in one place. Conveniently access information from government agencies responsible for workplace health and safety, workers’ compensation boards, and the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).

CanOSH is maintained by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Use the information from CanOSH to help you:

  • Meet your compliance needs
  • Improve workplace health and safety practices
  • Ultimately reduce workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses.


This site was created by CCOHS with participation from the following partners:


Labour Program

Provincial and Territorial

Yukon Territory

British Columbia
New Brunswick
Nova Scotia

Jurisdictions and Agencies

Government agencies in all Canadian jurisdictions have a role in workplace health and safety. The regulatory framework outlines the general rights and responsibilities of the employer, the supervisor and the worker. Each of the ten provinces, three territories and the federal government has its own OSH legislation. The federal government has responsibility for the health and safety of its own employees and federal corporations, plus workers in certain industries such as inter-provincial and international transportation (e.g., railways and air transport), shipping, telephone and cable systems, etc. Approximately 10% of the Canadian workforce falls into the federal jurisdiction. The remaining 90% of Canadian workers fall under the legislation of the province or territory where they work.