Prevention Policies Directory

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We've listed 163 policies under your selection of "Jurisdiction". The most recently adopted policies are first.

Rouge National Urban Park Act, SC 2015, c 10

Location: Canada-wide
Risk factor: Built environment, General, Nutrition
Policy intervention: Food provision, Local food, Nutrition
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2015

Order Declaring that the Reduction of Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Coal-fired Generation of Electricity Regulations do not apply in Nova Scotia, SOR/2014-265

Location: Canada-wide
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2015
The regulations SOR/2012-167 establish a regime for the reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions that result from the production of electricity by means of thermal energy using coal as a fuel, whether in conjunction with other fuels or not.

REPEALED Great Lakes Sewage Pollution Prevention Regulations, CRC, c 1429

Location: Canada-wide
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2014
This repealed regulation respects the prevention of pollution of the Great Lakes waters by sewage from ships. It forbids ships to discharge sewage into the waters of the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River as far east as the lower exit of the St. Lambert Lock at Montréal. It also forbids any person to discharge or permit the discharge of sewage from a ship into any such waters.

National Health and Fitness Day Act, SC 2014, c 34

Location: Canada-wide
Risk factor: General, Physical activity
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2014
This Act aims to establish a national day to promote health and fitness for all Canadians. This day will take place the first Saturday in June while the Canadian Environment Week. Many local events and initiatives will celebrate and promote, among others, the importance and use of local health, recreational, sports and fitness facilities, as well as walking and cycling which are great ways to reduce vehicle pollution and improve physical fitness.

REPEALED Pest Control Products Regulations, CRC, c 1253

Location: Canada-wide
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2014
This repealed regulation concerned the registration, labelling, and advertising of pesticide products.

REPEALED Air Pollution Regulations, CRC, c 1404

Location: Canada-wide
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2014
This regulation concerns the prevention of air pollution from ships.

Nunavut Waters Regulations, SOR/2013-69

Location: Canada-wide
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2013
This regulation defines the circumstances under which the use of water and discharge of waste water is allowed without a licence.

Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations (Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission), SOR/2013-139

Location: Canada-wide
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2013
This regulation defines the classification of a violation of a provision of the Nuclear Safety and Control Act and penalties sanctioned by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission including administrative monetary penalties related to the failure to take all reasonable precautions to protect the environment and the health and safety of persons and to maintain security.

Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012, SOR/2012-285

Location: Canada-wide
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2013
This regulation concerns the prohibited and permitted activities associated with toxic substances that are specified in the List of Toxic Substances in Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

REPEALED Arctic Shipping Pollution Prevention Regulations, CRC, c 353

Location: Canada-wide
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2013
This regulation regards the prevention of pollution of arctic waters by ships. Sections of the regulations prevent ships carrying a specific quantity of oil to navigate in any zone unless they comply with precise standards of construction.

Fertilizers Regulations, CRC, c 666

Location: Canada-wide
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 2013

This regulation concerns the regulation and control of agricultural fertilizers. It contains the names of fertilizers and supplements, as well as standards and labelling practices.

Heavy-duty Vehicle and Engine Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulations, SOR/2013-24

Location: Canada-wide
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 2013
The purpose of this regulation is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from heavy-duty vehicles and engines by establishing emission standards and test procedures that are aligned with the federal requirements of the United States.

Vessel Pollution and Dangerous Chemicals Regulations, SOR/2012-69

Location: Canada-wide
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2012

This regulation aims at controlling emissions of pollutants from vessels in waters under Canadian jurisdiction and Canadian vessels everywhere. The regulation contains specific provisions for management of oil, noxious liquid substances and dangerous chemicals and requirements to control emissions of ozone-depleting substances from vessels.

Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations, SOR/2012-139

Location: Canada-wide
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 2012
This regulation permits the owner or operator of a waste system to deposit effluent containing chlorine into a body of water, provided that the average concentration of total residual chlorine (or one of its compounds) in the effluent not exceed 0.02mg/dL.

Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012, SC 2012, c 19, s 52

Location: Canada-wide
Risk factor: General, Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2012
This Act was established with the purpose of protecting environmental and human health that may be impacted by the completion of designated projects (some of which may be linked to federal authorities like the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission) through the application of the precautionary principle.

Aviation Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, SOR/2011-87

Location: Canada-wide
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2011

This regulation applies in respect of employees employed on board aircraft while in operation and in respect of persons granted access to those aircraft by the employer. In Part 5 - Hazardous Substances, safety precautions for handling materials emitting ionizing radiation are laid out.

Marine Spark-Ignition Engine, Vessel and Off-Road Recreational Vehicle Emission Regulations, SOR/2011-10

Location: Canada-wide
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2011
The purpose of this regulation is to reduce emissions of hydrocarbons, oxides of nitrogen, and carbon monoxide as well as emissions of toxic substances (formaldehyde, 1,3-butadiene, acetaldehyde, acrolein, and benzene) by establishing emission limits for hydrocarbons from engines, vessels, and vehicles; and establish emission standards and test procedures for engines, vessels and vehicles that are aligned with those of the EPA.

Toys Regulations, SOR/2011-17

Location: Canada-wide
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 2011
This regulation governs the importation, advertising and sale of toys and contains a section that addresses toxicological hazards for child health.