Workplace Safety

Each province in Canada has their own Workplace Safety legislation, regulations and enforcement.

BRITISH COLUMBIA: Work Safe BC is committed to creating a province free from workplace injury or illness, and to providing service driven by core values of integrity, accountability, and innovation. By partnering with workers and employers,  Work Safe BC helps British Columbians come home from work safe every day. WorkSafeBc Website

ALBERTA: A health and safety program is a coordinated system of procedures and processes used to improve occupational health and safety and prevent injury and illness in the workplace. Employers, workers and other work site parties are responsible for their own health and safety, as well as that of everyone at or near the work site. OHS Alberta Website

SASKATCHEWAN: WorkSafe Saskatchewan is a partnership between the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board and the Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety. Formed in 2002 out of a need to reduce the number of workplace injuries and fatalities, the partners work through an integrated provincial injury prevention strategy to deliver programs that move Saskatchewan towards zero workplace injuries. WorkSafe Saskatchewan Website

MANITOBA: ​​​​SAFE Work Manitoba — a division of the WCB is dedicated to the
prevention of workplace injury and illness. Working with our partners in the safety community, we provide prevention education, safety programming, consulting and strategic direction to create a genuine culture of safety for all Manitobans. SAFE Work Manitoba Website

ONTARIO: Safe At Work Ontario is the Ministry of Labour strategy to protect workers’ health and safety on the job. The ministry enforces the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Safe At Work Ontario Website

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is Ontario’s workplace compensation board (each province and territory in Canada has its own). As an agency of the Ontario government, the WSIB operates “at arm’s length” from the Ministry of Labour and is solely funded by employer premiums, administration fees, and investment revenue. The WSIB is one of the largest compensation boards in North America and is primarily responsible for administering and enforcing the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (WSIA). WSIB Website

QUEBEC: The CNESST is the organization to which the government of Quebec has entrusted the promotion of labor rights and obligations. It ensures respect for workers and employers in Quebec. This section provides information on the organization and its declaration of services. CNESST Website

NOVA SCOTIA: Safe workplaces are created by people who care. Health and safety in the workplace is protected by Nova Scotia’s Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations. They are a key part of Nova Scotia’s Workplace Safety and Insurance System. Health and Safety Nova Scotia Website

The Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia (WCB) is the province’s provider of workplace injury insurance. They inform and inspire Nova Scotians in the prevention of workplace injury, but when it occurs, they support those whose lives it touches, fostering a timely and safe return to work. They also provide caring, compassionate support in the wake of workplace tragedy. WCB Website

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND: Serving Prince Edward Island’s workers and employers, the WCB is an independent organization funded entirely by Island employers. They provide no-fault workplace injury and illness insurance, and promote workplace health and safety for all Islanders. WCB Website

NEWFOUNDLAND: WorkplaceNL provides no-fault workplace injury insurance to employers and workers across Newfoundland and Labrador under the direction of the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Act. They also work with employers and workers to promote safe and healthy workplaces, prevent workplace injuries, support injured workers and their families, and to establish strong return to work programs. WorkplaceNL Website