What Authorities are Referenced In OHS Registry Training Programs?

OHS Registry training courses use the recommendations of many training source authorities. Programming is developed in accordance with Canada’s occupational regulations and industry specific codes of practice.

The following national, provincial, territorial, industry and international authorities have been referenced in OH&S training programs:

National Authorities

Canada Labour Code

Government of Canada Labour Program Part II of the Canada Labour Code gives workplace employees and employers a strong role in identifying and resolving health and safety concerns. The provisions of the Labour Code are designed to strengthen employers’ and employees’ self-reliance in dealing with occupational health and safety issues.

Health Canada

Health Canada develops and enforces regulations under government of Canada legislations such as the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS). This is Canada’s national hazard communication standard.

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

The government of Canada’s Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is Canada’s national resource for the advancement of workplace health and safety. CCOHS promotes the total well-being, physical, psychosocial and mental health of working Canadians by providing information, training, education, management systems and solutions that support health, safety and wellness programs. A federal department corporation, CCOHS is governed by a tripartite Council representing government, employers and labour to ensure a balanced, approach to workplace health and safety issues.

Canadian Standards Association (CSA)

The Canadian Standards Association operates as the CSA Group and develops standards through a consensus development process approved by the Standards Council of Canada. CSA works internationally to harmonize standards for global markets and has accredited and recognized testing & certification programs that are delivered through a network of offices and testing labs in North America, Europe and Asia.

The Mining Association of Canada

The Canadian mining industry is governed by dozens of federal, provincial and territorial acts and regulations across a broad spectrum of subject matter. While regulating mining activity is primarily the responsibility of the provinces, there are many aspects that require federal government approval.

Authorities – Provincial Occupational Health and Safety

Yukon Workers Compensation Health and Safety Board

British Columbia – WorkSafe BC Ministry of Energy Mines and Petroleum Resources Health Safety & Reclamation Code for Mines in BC

Alberta Human Services (OHS Act, Regulation and Code)

Saskatchewan Labour Relations and Workplace Safety

Manitoba – SAFE Manitoba

Ontario Ministry of Labour

Quebec – Commission de la sante et de la securite du travail (CSST)

New Brunswick – WorkSafe NB

Nova Scotia Labour and Advanced Education

Newfoundland Labrador – Workplace NL was WHSCC Workplace Health
Safety and Compensation Commission

PEI – Workers Compensation Board of PEI

Authorities – Territorial Occupational Health and Safety

NWT and Nunavut – WSCC – Workers Safety and Compensation Commission

International Authorities


National Fire Protection Association is a global nonprofit organization, established in 1896, devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. NFPA delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy. NFPA membership totals more than 60,000 individuals around the world.


The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the United States federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness.


The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH®) is a professional association of industrial hygienists and practitioners of related professions.


The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private, non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standards and conformity assessment system.

Industry Safety Authorities

Many other sources of Industry Specific Codes of Practice

Technical Safety BC (was the B.C. Safety Authority) oversees the safe installation and operation of technical systems and equipment. Issue permits, licences and certificates.

Energy Safety Canada (was Enform) – is the upstream oil and gas industry’s advocate.

Common Ground Alliance(s) – these provincial organizations are the voice of buried facility damage prevention.

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