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Environmental and Workplace Health

Occupational Health and Safety

Health Canada contributes to occupational health and safety (OHS) issues by coordinating the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System and monitoring workplace radiation exposure. Health Canada also provides employee assistance services and occupational health services to federal employees.

Labour legislation falls primarily under the jurisdiction of Canada's provinces and territories. However, the federal Labour Program is the occupational health and safety (OHS) regulatory authority for workplaces designated under federal jurisdiction (e.g. mining, energy).

What Information is Available

This section contains information on common workplace hazards like electric and magnetic fields. You will find information on Employee Health Assessment and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS). There is also information concerning workplace health and safety.