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.
  • 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
    Only Applies 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.
  • Boiler and pressure vessel safety
    Only Applies to : Saskatchewan
    If you manufacture, install or operate pressure equipment in Saskatchewan, 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.
  • Cushioning material and upholstered articles
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    Know the rules to follow and the permits you will need if you engage in commercial activities related to upholstering, packing or stuffing.(in French only)
  • Hazardous Products Act, BC
    Only Applies to : British Columbia
    If you sell or import controlled products, find out your requirements to adhere to the Hazardous Products Act in BC.

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