Health and Safety

We all spend a considerable portion of our day in the workplace. Ensuring that workplaces are safe is important to the well-being of everyone and to the performance of the country's economy.

The Government of Canada protects workplace safety through legislation, programs and services designed to prevent accidents and injuries on the job. The Labour Program works proactively with employers to reduce occupational injuries and illnesses in federally regulated workplaces by providing information on improving health and safety in their organizations, such as:

  • Workplace Safety – roles and responsibilities of employers and employees;
  • The role of workplace health and safety committees and representatives;
  • Prevention – how to protect yourself, what to do in the event of an accident and hazardous substances;
  • Workers' Compensation - assistance provided to federal government employees in dealing with the hardships associated with work-related injuries and occupational illnesses; and
  • Compliance policy – measures to ensure that employers and employees fulfil their duties, the role of health and safety officers, the appeals process, and the interpretation of policies and Operations Program Directives.