Health and safety regulations
Learn about your obligations regarding ensuring the safety of your products, your services, and your workplace. Get information on best practices and inspections related to health and safety.
Products and services
- Permits and licences
Find the federal, provincial/territorial and municipal permits and licences that you may need to start or manage your business.
- For Industry: Canada Consumer Product Safety Act
If you manufacture, import, distribute or sell products, find out what you need to do to ensure that your products are safe.
- Boiler and pressure vessel safety
If you manufacture, install or operate pressure equipment, learn about the safety standards and certifications that apply to you.
- Good manufacturing practices for cosmetic products
If you manufacture cosmetics products, guidelines are available to ensure that you meet safety and quality requirements.
- Radiation emitting devices
You must ensure that radiation-emitting devices (such as X-rays and tanning equipment) comply with certain safety requirements.
- Getting electrical products approved
If you manufacture, import, or sell electrical equipment in Ontario, you need to make sure that it meets the Ontario Electrical Safety Code.
- Cushioning material and upholstered articles in French only
Find out about the rules to follow and the permits you need, if you are engaged in commercial activities related to upholstering, packing or stuffing.
- Hazardous Products Act, BC
If you sell or import controlled products, find out your requirements to adhere to the Hazardous Products Act in BC.
- Wood products injury prevention
Links, tools, publications and resources that can help you prevent common injuries and illness in the wood product manufacturing industry.
Place of business
- Workplace health and safety regulations
Find out what you need to do to ensure the health and safety of your employees while they are at work.
- Health and safety: training and information for employers in French only
Learn more about occupational health and safety issues and management through training, webinars and outreach services.
- Technical Inspection Services, Safety Codes and Standards
Find out about standards and inspection services for electrical, plumbing, propane, natural and medical gas installations, boilers, pressure vessels, elevating devices and amusement rides operations.
- Elevating devices safety
If your business installs or maintains elevating equipment, know which licence you need to obtain and the safety standards you need to meet.
- Amusement ride safety
Does you operate amusement rides, go karts, or inflatable bounces? Learn about the required permits and safety standards for this industry.
- A Guide to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (Ontario)
Learn about your duties as an Ontario employer concerning workplace health and safety regulations.
- Smoke-Free Ontario
Learn about your legal responsibilities as a business owner and employer.
- Regulated Safety Services
Learn about the enforcement of safety laws in Ontario in a number of business sectors.
- Safety Codes Act
Be aware of standards for buildings, electrical, natural gas, propane, plumbing, boilers, pressure vessels, elevators, amusement rides, ski lifts, and fire safety.
- Small Business Safety Toolkit
Use this free guide to plan and maintain a system designed to keep your workers safe.
- Safety guidelines and information (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Access resources to help prevent workplace injuries and ensure the safety of your employees.
- Telework / Telecommuting
Find out about telework arrangements: the pros and cons, health and safety issues, and workload evaluation.
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