Federal occupational health and safety provisions that apply to you

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Do federal occupational health and safety provisions apply to you

Health and Safetyprovisions apply tofull-time and part-time employees and seasonal, temporary and casual employees working in federal jurisdiction businesses and industries such as:

Interprovincial and international transportation

  • Railways
  • Road transportation – trucks and buses
  • Airports, aerodromes, airlines and aircraft operations
  • Marine navigation and shipping, port services and maintenance of waterways
  • Ferries, tunnels, canals and bridges
  • Pipelines – oil and gas


  • Grain elevators
  • Feed and seed mills
  • Feed warehouses and grain-seed cleaning plants


  • For example, Bank of Canada


  • Uranium mining and processing
  • Atomic energy

Telecommunications and broadcasting

  • Radio, television, telephone and internet

Federal Public Service and Parliamentary precinct

  • Persons employed by the Public Service, federal Crown corporations, agencies and Parliament (for example, Senate, House of Commons, Library, etc.)

First Nations Band Councils

  • Certain community services on reserves

Did you know?

About 19,000 employers and about 1,235,000 employees* (8% of all Canadian workers) are subject to part ii of the Canada Labour Code.

*This includes unionized workers and temporary foreign workers in federally regulated businesses and industries

For more information on Part II of the Canada Labour Code, visit the Workplace health and safety webpageor contact the Labour Program.

A list of provincial and territorial Ministries of Labour can be found on the Federally Regulated Businesses and Industries page.

Telephone: 1-800-641-4049 Teletypewriter: (TTY) 1-800-926-9105

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