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.

NEW: WSIB Support for RCC Independent Retail Members

The Retail Council of Canada (RCC) is pleased to share that The Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB) is providing additional benefits to small businesses (1-99 employees) through the Health & Safety Excellence Program to help support you with your post-pandemic recovery.

Key Issues

Product Safety
Product Safety

Retailers across the country play an integral role in the everyday safety of individuals by ensuring the items we buy are not dangerous.

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Safety Tips from the Government of Canada
Safety Tips from the Government of Canada

Find government resources to help retailers and consumers alike stay up-to-date with relevant product safety topics.

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Committees

Health & Safety Advisory Council

The Health & Safety Advisory Council is comprised of retailer leaders in Health and Safety. The purpose of the Council is to share information related to Health and Safety in the workplace and to discuss trends as they relate to major and common injuries, severity and frequency, lost time and workplace compensation claims. In addition, the council shares best practices in efforts to create a healthier and safer workplace for all retail employees in Canada. Join this committee

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

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

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