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Core Occupational Health and Safety Legislation

Last Updated: September 2019

Prepared by CCOHS

Listed below is the selected core legislation dealing with the area of Occupational Health and Safety across federal and provincial jurisdictions. Since legislation interpretation and enforcement varies by jurisdiction, contact your jurisdiction as listed in Canadian Governmental Occupational Health & Safety Departments (http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/information/govt.html).

This list is prepared by CCOHS as part of the Canadian enviroOSH Legislation service . This service is a comprehensive and easy to search compilation of the full text of Canadian health, safety and environmental legislation and critical guidelines and codes of practice from all jurisdictions. All the legislation is compiled into one convenient location and is regularly updated with amendments highlighted.

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Canada

Canada Labour Code, (Part II - Occupational Safety and Health), R.S.C. 1985, c. L-2

Aviation Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, SOR/2011-87

Canada Occupational Safety and Health Regulations, SOR/86-304

Coal Mines (CBDC) Occupational Safety and Health Regulations, SOR/90-97

Maritime Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, SOR/2010-120

Oil and Gas Occupational Safety and Health Regulations, SOR/87-612

On Board Trains Occupational Safety and Health Regulations, SOR/87-184

Alberta

Occupational Health and Safety Act, S.A. 2017, c. O‑2.1

Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, Alta. Reg, 62/2003

Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009

See also:

Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act : highlights of changes effective June 1, 2018

British Columbia

Workers' Compensation Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 492

Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, B.C. Reg. 296/97

Manitoba

Workplace Safety and Health Act, R.S.M. 1987, c. W210

Workplace Safety and Health Regulation, Man. Reg. 217/2006

New Brunswick

Occupational Health and Safety Act, A.N.B. 1983, c. O-0.2

General Regulation - Occupational Health and Safety Act, N.B. Reg. 91-191

Newfoundland and Labrador

Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.N.L. 1990, c. O-3

Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 2012, N.L.R. 5/12

Northwest Territories

Safety Act, R.S.N.W.T. 1988, c.S-1

Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, R-039-2015

Nova Scotia

Occupational Health and Safety Act, S.N.S. 1996, c. 7

Occupational Safety General Regulations, N.S. Reg. 44/99

Workplace Health and Safety Regulations, N.S. Reg. 52/2013

Nunavut

Safety Act, R.S.N.W.T. 1988, c. S-1

Occupational Health and Safety Regulations R-003-2016

Ontario

Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. O.1

Confined Spaces, O. Reg. 632/05

Construction Projects, O. Reg. 213/91

Control of Exposure to Biological or Chemical Agents, R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 833

Criteria to be Used and Other Matters to be Considered by the Board Under Subsection 46(6) of Act, O. Reg. 243/95

Critical Injury - Defined, R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 834

Designated Substances, O. Reg. 490/09

Designated Substance - Asbestos on Construction Projects and in Buildings and Repair Operations, O. Reg. 278/05

Diving Operations, O. Reg. 629/94

Farming Operations, O. Reg. 414/05

Firefighters - Protective Equipment, O. Reg. 714/94

Health Care and Residential Facilities, O. Reg. 67/93

Industrial Establishments, R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 851

Joint Health and Safety Committees - Exemption from Requirements, O. Reg. 385/96

Mines and Mining Plants, R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 854

Needle Safety, O. Reg. 474/07

Oil and Gas - Offshore, R.R.O. 1990, Reg 855

Teachers, R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 857

Training Programs, O. Reg. 780/94

University Academics and Teaching Assistants, R.R.O. 1990, Reg 858

Window Cleaning, R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 859

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) Regulation, RRO 1990, Reg. 860

X-Ray Safety Regulation, R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 861

Prince Edward Island

Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.P.E.I. 1988, c. O-1.01 (new version brought in by 2004, c. 42)

Occupational Health and Safety Act General Regulations, EC 180/87

Quebec

Act respecting occupational health and safety, R.S.Q., c.S-2.1

Regulation respecting industrial and commercial establishments, R.R.Q. S-2.1, r. 6

Regulation respecting occupational health and safety, CQLR c. S-2.1, r. 13 O.C. 885-2001

Regulation respecting health and safety committees , R.R.Q., c. S-2.1, r. 5 O.C. 2025-83

Regulation respecting occupational health and safety in mines, CQLR c. S-2.1, r. 14 O.C. 213-93

Regulation respecting prevention programmes, c. S-2.1, r.10

Regulation respecting safety and health in foundry works, R.S.Q., c. S-2.1, r.15

Safety Code for the Construction Industry, CQLR c. S-2.1, r. 4

Safety representatives in establishments regulation, c. S-2.1, r.12

Act respecting industrial accidents and occupational diseases, CQLR c.A-3.001

Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Employment Act, S.S. 2013, c. S-15.1

Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996, S.S., c. O-1.1, Reg 1

Yukon

Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.Y. 2002, c. 159

Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, O.I.C. 2006/178