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Canada Labour Code, Part II: An Overview

eCourse Canada Labour Code, Part II: An Overview

This course helps federally regulated employees at all levels understand their responsibilities and duties under the Canada Labour Code, Part II (often referred to as the “Code” or “CLC”) to help maintain a healthy and safe workplace.

Duration: 1 Hour
Price per person: $64.00


The Canada Labour Code, Part II, governs the health and safety of employees in the federal jurisdiction. This updated course provides a basic understanding of the requirements of the Code and how it is applied. It features a refreshed WHMIS section and expands on the duties of health and safety representatives, workplace health and safety committee members, and policy health and safety committee members. Case studies and other examples are included to illustrate the concepts. This course is useful for all employees who are subject to the Code and provides a starting point for those who will be taking the following e-courses:  

  • Federal Health and Safety Committees and Representatives
  • Federal Hazard Prevention Program
  • Federal Hazardous Occurrence Investigations
What Topics Will Be Covered?
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Topics include:  

  • An overview of the Code  
  • The roles and responsibilities of all parties to protect employee health and safety
  • Implementing health and safety programs to protect employees  
  • Establishing health and safety committees and appointing representatives
  • Resolving health and safety complaints and work refusals under the Code
  • Investigating, recording, and reporting hazardous occurrences in the workplace
What Are The Benefits?
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Upon completion of this course you will be able to:  

  • Identify the rights and duties of employers and employees as described in the Code.
  • Identify where the Code or regulations require preventive measures, workplace inspections, and hazardous occurrence investigations.     
  • Recognize the rights and responsibilities towards preventative measures and inspections within the workplace.
  • Define the roles and responsibilities of policy and workplace committees and representatives.
  • Recognize the consequences of non-compliance and enforcement of the Code as well as any criminal liability.

Average time to complete this course is approximately 1 hour.

Who Is This Recommended For?
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This course is for employees in the federal jurisdiction at all levels, including managers and supervisors, members of policy and workplace committees, and health and safety representatives. It applies to all employees in federally regulated organizations, such as:

  • Federal government
  • Crown corporations
  • Communications
  • Banking
  • Interprovincial transportation (trucking, railways, and airlines)
  • Human resources and health and safety professionals working with federally regulated organizations

How Can Training Be Delivered?
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System Requirements This course is delivered online. View the minimum system requirements to take this course.

CCOHS (This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet - and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience. Content for this course was developed by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), and reviewed by labour, employer and government representatives to ensure a balanced perspective.)

Certificate of Completion
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Certificate of Completion Upon completion of the course and passing a final, multiple-choice exam, learners will be able to print a certificate of completion. 

What are the prerequisites?
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This course is also available in French

Item Number: ECLCIIO-P4879EN

Content for this course was developed by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), and reviewed by labour, employer and government representatives to ensure a balanced perspective.

©Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. All rights Reserved. E-Course description and content provided by CCOHS under license with WSPS. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution strictly prohibited.

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