Health & Safety

Workplace health and safety is a top concern for retailers.

Retail Council of Canada offers customizable health and safety programs to accommodate the different needs of Canada’s diverse retailers. These specialized programs include: health and safety training and consulting services, learning management systems, safety toolkits, networking, and financial rebates.

Key Issues

Product Safety

Recent Updates The importance of product safety in retail Retailers across the country play an integral role in the everyday safety of individuals by ensuring the items we buy are not dangerous. Examples of the ways retailers keep…

Safety Tips from the Government of Canada

Ongoing & relevant safety tips Retailers across the country play an integral role in the everyday safety of individuals by ensuring the items we buy…

Health & Safety News

New Workplace First Aid Standards in Nova Scotia

Attention all Nova Scotia employers: Starting August 1, 2024, Nova Scotia’s updated workplace first aid requirements will take effect. These changes aim to modernize practices by setting…

Province Targets PFAS Manufacturers in Class Action over Drinking Water Contamination Costs  

Attention legal counsels: The Province of British Columbia has filed a class action proceeding in British Columbia Supreme Court to target manufacturers of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl…

B.C. Calls for Input on MajorTobacco Tax Overhaul 

Attention retailers selling tobacco products in B.C: On June 17, the Ministry of Finance announced a comprehensive review of the Tobacco Tax Act. Two consultation papers have…

Health & Safety Resources


Product Safety and Recall Committee

The Product Safety and Recall Committee is comprised of senior retail professionals with an objective to stay ahead of the curve on key issues and to help shape industry standards. The committee also develops and shares best practices through working groups and gives members the opportunity to be heard by Health Canada officials concerning the issues impacting their businesses most. Join this committee

Ontario: Health & Safety Excellence Program (HSEP)

The HSEP program provides retailers with a network of resources and consultations to reduce injuries and illnesses in the workplace. Together, members pool resources, share best practices and help each other develop and manage effective health and safety programs. Along with improving workplace safety, they can reduce their WSIB premiums and earn financial rebates. Join this committee