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Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations SOR/86-304



The Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations SOR/86-304 are federal regulations in Canada that set out the requirements for ensuring the health and safety of workers in the workplace. The regulations apply to all employers and employees under federal jurisdiction, including those in industries such as transportation, telecommunications, banking, and interprovincial trade. Under the regulations, businesses have a number of obligations to protect the health and safety of their workers. These include providing a safe and healthy work environment, developing and implementing health and safety programs, providing training and supervision to workers, and ensuring that workers have access to the necessary equipment and protective gear. Businesses are also required to identify and assess workplace hazards, and to take measures to control or eliminate these hazards. They must develop emergency response plans and procedures, and conduct regular inspections and audits to ensure compliance with the regulations. Employers must also report all workplace accidents and incidents to the appropriate authorities, and keep accurate records of all health and safety activities and incidents. They must also cooperate with government inspectors and comply with all orders and directives issued by these inspectors.






North America

Issuer (type)

Department of Employment and Social Development (Government)

Instrument type


Disclosure instrument


Geographical scope


Mandatory or voluntary


Text analysis

    • Moderate 0.68%
    • Very High 0.50%
    • E focus: emissions, energy, environment, hazardous product, hazardous products, hazardous substance, hazardous substances, hazardous waste, recycling, waste, water, water quality, conservation
    • S focus: employee training, working time, compensation
    • Construction, Health, Manufacturing, Mining, Retail trade, Transportation