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Safety Legislation

The following legislation governs workplace health and safety in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

For a complete listing of legislation, visit the Government of the Northwest Territories Department of Justice website, or the Nunavut section of the Canadian Legal Information Institute website.


Note: If there is any difference between the versions of the statutes (laws) on this page and the versions on the Governments of Nunavut and the Northwest Territories’ Departments of Justice websites, the versions on the latter websites are the authoritative versions and the most up-to-date.


Safety Act and Regulations

Safety Acts
Northwest Territories Nunavut
Safety Act English | Français Safety Act English | Français
Safety Regulations
Northwest Territories Nunavut
Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulations English | Français Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulations English | Français
Oil and Gas Occupational Safety and Health Regulations English    
Amendments on First Aid
Northwest Territories
(effective January 1, 2021)
Nunavut
(effective February 12, 2021)
Occupational Health and Safety (OHS Regulations) English | Français Occupational Health and Safety Regulations English
Amendments on Impairment
Northwest Territories
(effective September 12, 2018)
Nunavut
(effective July 3, 2018)
Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulations English | Français

 

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulations English | Français
Oil and Gas Occupational Safety and Health Regulations English | Français    
Report on Proposed Occupational Health and Safety Draft Legislation
Northwest Territories Nunavut
Vol. 3 - January 2012 English Vol. 3 - January 2012 English
Northwest Territories and Nunavut
Vol. 1 - September 2011 English
Vol. 2 - December 2011 English

Mine Health and Safety Act and Regulations

Acts
Northwest Territories Nunavut
Mine Health and Safety Act English | Français Mine Health and Safety Act English | Français
Mine Health & Safety Regulations
Northwest Territories Nunavut
Mine Health and Safety Regulations English | Français Mine Health and Safety Regulations English | Français
Environmental Tobacco Smoke Work Site Regulations English | Français Environmental Tobacco Smoke Work Site Regulations English
Exploration Safety Plan Application Form English | Français
Ice Road Construction and Maintenance Notice English | Français
Mining Camps, Kitchens, and Bunkhouses - Notice English | Français Mining Camps, Kitchens, and Bunkhouses - Notice English | Français
Amendments on Impairment
Northwest Territories
(effective September 12, 2018)
Nunavut
(effective July 3, 2018)
Mine Health and Safety Regulations English | Français Mine Health and Safety Regulations English | Français
Western Canada Mine Rescue Manual
Nunavut Northwest Territories
Western Canada Mine Rescue Manual English | French Western Canada Mine Rescue Manual English | Français

Explosive Use Acts and Regulations

Explosive Use Acts & Regulations
Northwest Territories Nunavut
Acts English | Français Acts English | Français | ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ
Regulations English | Français Regulations English | Français

Summary Convictions Procedures

Regulations
Northwest Territories Nunavut
Summary Convictions Procedures Regulations English | Français Summary Convictions Procedures Regulations English | Français