The environment, including the workplace, has an important impact on a person's health. Health Canada works to protect the health of Canadians from environmental risks.
All workers have the right to return home each day safe and sound. Preventing work-related illness and injury is the most important job at any workplace. Explore this website for prevention tips and contact one of our Health and Safety Association partners.
This section contains information on common workplace hazards like electric and magnetic fields. You will find information on Employee Health Assessment and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS). There is also information concerning workplace health and safety.
The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is Canada's national hazard communication standard. The key elements of the system are hazard classification, cautionary labeling of containers, the provision of (material) safety data sheets ((M)SDSs) and worker education and training programs.