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The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) services Canadians - and the world - with credible and relevant tools and resources to improve workplace health and safety programs. A key component is the CCOHS website, where we make available free information, programs and services, including websites, databases, forums, and other online resources. CCOHS also offers a variety of innovative and cost-effective products, including management systems and solutions, training and education, publications, and awareness materials. In addition, the CCOHS website serves as an online gateway to many products, including the Web Information Service, e-courses, and webinars.


CCOHS respects the privacy of every person visiting our website. CCOHS has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy, and the high value we place on your quality feedback. CCOHS attempts to take every precaution to protect the privacy of every person visiting our website. For more information, read our Important Notices & Disclaimers.


A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your hard drive. During your visit to any website your browser exchanges information with the website's server. Cookies facilitate this exchange by reminding the server which computer is making the request. You do not need to accept cookies to visit the CCOHS website.

If you do not wish us to place cookies on your hard drive, you can adjust your browsers setting to either exclude cookies or to inform you every time we seek to send you a cookie. If you have already received a CCOHS cookie you may delete it from your hard drive in the same way that you would delete any file.

Visit our Important Notices & Disclaimers for more information.

Official Languages Notice

The CCOHS website respects the Official Languages Act and is committed to ensuring all information on this site is available in both French and English. However, users should be aware that some information from external sources is available as a courtesy and will only be available in the language in which it was provided. Some hyperlinks direct users to sites of organizations or other entities that are not subject to the Official Languages Act.

To toggle between languages, click the English / Francais button located on the left-hand side of the main navigation bar.

Common Look and Feel Standards

The CCOHS website has adopted the new Common Look and Feel Standards established by the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. The consistent and predictable presentation of government services and content offered by these Standards will help facilitate effective online interaction.

The new Common Look and Feel Standards for the Internet were developed to reflect modern practices on the Web, changes in technology and issues raised by the Web community over the past six years as well as to improve navigation and format elements.

For more information on the Common Look and Feel Standards, please visit the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat website.


Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy, currency and completeness of information presented on the CCOHS website, CCOHS does not guarantee, warrant, represent or undertake that the information provided is correct, accurate or current. CCOHS is not liable for any loss, claim or demand arising directly or indirectly from any use or reliance upon the information.


CCOHS respects your privacy and takes every precaution to ensure your security while shopping on our website. We employ SSL (Secure Socket Layer) technology to encrypt your credit card information keeping it secure during transmission. We do not store credit card information on any of our servers, nor do we pass it through e-mail. For more information about shopping on the CCOHS website, please visit our Shopping Help page.


CCOHS respects universal accessibility guidelines by employing a validation methodology to assess the accessibility, interoperability and usability of its Web sites. The CCOHS website is tested with a variety of browser software, platforms and technologies to ensure that Web pages remain accessible and interoperable. For optimal performance, CCOHS recommends Internet Explorer 7 and above, and Mozilla Firefox 3 and above.