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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.

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  • 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
    Applies only to: Saskatchewan

    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 the radiation-emitting devices (such as X-rays and tanning equipment) you use comply with certain safety requirements.

  • Getting electrical products approved
    Applies only to: Ontario

    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
    Applies only to: Québec

    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
    Applies only to: British Columbia

    If you sell or import controlled products, find out your requirements to adhere to the Hazardous Products Act in BC.

  • Wood products injury prevention
    Applies only to: British Columbia

    Links, tools, publications and resources that can help you prevent common injuries and illness in the wood product manufacturing industry.

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