Codes of Practice

Codes of practice provide practical guidance to help employers and workers understand and meet safety standards required by our legislation.

For more information, or to learn how you can be involved in developing codes of practice, email Safety Regulations.


Asbestos Abatement  
Work practices and precautions when removing asbestos-containing materials vary considerably with the type of material you are removing, the amount of asbestos it contains, and its condition and location. This code presents best practices you must follow for asbestos abatement in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. English | Français
Camp Set Up and Maintenance  
Provides guidance on camp set up and management best practices. English | Français | ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ
Provides guidance on cannabis-specific impairment best practices, in addition to relevant links and resources. English | Français | ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ
Confined Spaces  
Before workers may enter a confined space, employers must prepare and maintain a confined space code of practice with supporting documents. English | Français
Counterbalanced Forklifts  
Guides employers, supervisors, and operators through their responsibilities when operating counterbalanced forklifts at a worksite. English | Français | ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ
Forklift Hand Signals English | Français | ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ
Pre-operation Daily Checklist English | Français | ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ
Provides information to employers and workers on requirements that ensure procedures are in place to safeguard the health and safety of firefighters and the public. English | Français | ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ
Fire Department Internal Compliance Checklist English | Français | ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ

First Aid

To harmonize safety legislation across Canada, amendments to First Aid regulations have come into effect in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulations.
First Aid Kits English | Français
First Aid Training English | Français
Guides employers through the process of developing and implementing a harassment policy, how to handle harassment complaints (including conducting investigations), and moving forward after harassment occurs in the workplace. English | Français | ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ
Hazard Assessment   
Properly identify, assess, eliminate, or manage workplace hazards and risks. English | Français
Hoists, Cranes, Lifting Devices, and Rigging  
Provides general guidelines to employers and workers in reference to Parts 13 and 14 of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulations and the applicable CSA Standards on what is required to ensure worker safety during operation of these machines and devices. English | Français

Crane Hand Signals

English | Français | ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ | Inuinnaqtun
Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committees  
Provides information on the role of a Joint OHS Committee, as well as how to develop and maintain an effective committee. English | Français | ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ
Occupational Health and Safety Education - Supervisors  
Employers must ensure all supervisors complete an approved supervisor safety familiarization program. Supervisors must understand their role and responsibilities in workplace safety. English | Français
Occupational Health and Safety Programs  
Guides management through the development of an occupational health and safety program. English | Français | ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)  
Check PPE to make sure it works properly. Ensure you know how to use it properly.
Basics of PPE English | Français
Commercial Diving Operations PPE English | Français
Eye and Face Protection PPE English | Français
Fall Protection PPE English | Français | ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ
Written Site-Specific Fall Protection Plan English | Français | ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ
Foot Protection PPE English | Français
Hand and Arm Protection PPE English | Français
Head Protection PPE English | Français
Hearing Protection PPE English | Français
High-Visibility Apparel PPE English | Français
Respiratory Protection PPE English | Français
Powered Mobile Equipment
Guides employers, supervisors, and operators through their responsibilities when using powered mobile equipment at a worksite. English | Français | ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ
Powered Mobile Equipment Operator Competency Form EnglishFrançais | ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ
Return to Work  
Understand the legal requirements and best practices for developing a return to work program. English | Français
Thermal Conditions  
Know how to handle exposure to extreme temperatures, both hot and cold. English | Français
Traffic Control Person  
Anyone working in traffic control needs to know how to do their job safely. English | Français
Traffic Control Person Training Guidelines English | Français
Working Alone  
Assess workplace hazards to minimize potential risks for employees working alone. English | Français
Working Alone Check-in Procedure English | Français
Working with Lead  
Learn how lead exposure happens, how to tell if your worksite is at risk and how to protect yourself. EnglishFrançais | ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ