Working in ECEC

Health & Safety

Occupational health and safety legislation regulates the standards of workplace health and safety with the aim to prevent workplace accidents, injuries and diseases, and outlines consequences for breaches of those standards. It details responsibilities of employers, supervisors and employees. The CCHRSC’s HR Toolkit has a wealth of information on employment standards as well as health and safety legislation.

Contact your provincial/territorial office dealing with occupational health and safety if you have any questions or concerns about your workplace. Websites are listed below.

Excellent Websites, Tools and Resources

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety has an excellent, comprehensive website. The OHS Answers section addresses common questions including information about legislation. It is one of the best sources of information about occupational health and safety. Many of the sites below link directly to this website for further information about key issues.

The Industrial Accident Prevention Association (IAPA) website includes a link to an excellent Workplace Violence Prevention Series produced by the Occupational Health & Safety Council of Ontario.


Alberta Human Resources and Employment – Workplace Health and Safety
Workers' Compensation Board of Alberta

British Columbia

Workers' Compensation Board of BC –


Manitoba Labour and Immigration – Workplace Safety and Health Division
Workers' Compensation Board of Manitoba

New Brunswick

Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (WHSCC)

Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador Occupational Health and Safety Division
Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Environment and Labour – Occupational Health and Safety Division
Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia

Northwest Territories and Nunavut

Workers' Compensation Board for the Northwest Territories and Nunavut


Ontario Ministry of Labour – Occupational Health and Safety
Workplace Safety and Insurance Board for Ontario

Prince Edward Island

Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island


La Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CSST)


Saskatchewan Department of Labour – Occupational Health and Safety
Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board


Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board