Federal occupational health and safety provisions that apply to you

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

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Do federal occupational health and safety provisions apply to you

Health and safety provisions apply to full-time and part-time employees, seasonal, temporary and casual employees, and interns working in federal jurisdiction industries and workplaces 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, National 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

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.

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

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

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


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