Health risks and safety
- Recalls and alerts
- Pathogen Safety Data Sheets and Risk Assessments
- Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System
- Radon - Frequently asked questions
- Safety tips - Household chemical products
- Laboratory biosafety and biosecurity
- Safety of cell phones and cell phone towers
- Stop family violence
- Safety Code 6: Health Canada's Radiofrequency Exposure Guidelines
- Testing your home for radon
Services and information
Recalls and safety alerts for consumer products, vehicles, food and health products.
Safety tips and product alerts for holiday food, toys, risks of fire. How to stay safe while travelling.
Testing for radon. Protection from fire. Safe use of chemicals and paints, window coverings, and water temperature.
How to make emergency kits and plans. Prepare for extreme weather. Teach children how to cope in an emergency.
Updates on disease outbreaks and potential health risks to Canadians. How to protect yourself.
Workplace hazards, rights and responsibilities. How to prevent injuries and illness. Help with compensation.
How to meet biosafety standards, and report on exposure. Licensing and permits for pathogens and toxins.
Types of radiation and how they are monitored and measured. How to safely use products that emit radiation.
Preventing violence and abuse. How to get help if you are being abused. Funding for prevention programs.
What we are doing
Laws and regulations
- Guidelines for Canadian drinking water quality
- How to Lower Your Fall Risk
- Guidelines for Canadian drinking water quality: Guideline Technical Document – Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
- Reference manual for the WHMIS requirements of the Hazardous Products Act and Controlled Products Regulations
Dress your windows safely. Go cordless.
Learn how blind cords can be a health risk to your child.
Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
Learn about changes to the WHMIS to adopt the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals.
Public Health Notice – Outbreak of E. coli infections linked to romaine lettuce
There appears to be an ongoing risk of E. coli infections associated with the consumption of romaine lettuce. Canadians are advised to read this updated public health notice.
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