Prevention is, without a doubt, one of the keys to reducing work-related injuries and diseases and creating healthy work environments. It is also one of the main objectives of the Canada Labour Code. Part II of the Code is intended to prevent occupational injuries and diseases in any workplace under federal jurisdiction.
Prevention means identifying dangers and eliminating risks and/or minimizing them as much as possible. It is, however, clear that prevention of injuries and diseases requires close cooperation between employers and their employees. Prevention is everybody's business.
This section contains information on the following:
- Hazardous substances and the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System.
- Your protection - helpful advice for protecting the parts of the body that are most vulnerable to accidents.
- What happens in the event of an accident?
- The Hazard Prevention Program - a regulation that came into force on December 14, 2005, to prevent occupational injuries and diseases.
- First aid organizations - a listing of provincial and territorial "approved organizations", or first aid requirements for workplaces within each jurisdiction.
- Hazard Alerts! - ad hoc bulletins published on risks associated with the presence and handling of hazardous materials in the workplace.
- Grants - awarded to organizations, groups, or individuals that clearly demonstrate their support of activities contributing to occupational health and safety program objectives.