Health Canada Stops Issuing Conditional Registrations for Pesticides

"Our government is following through on a commitment made in January 2016 to stop issuing new conditional registrations for pesticides. Moving forward, Canadians can be reassured that all pesticide registration decisions will be made with a consistent and high level of scientific and public scrutiny," said Minister of Health Jane Philpott.

Effective June 1, 2016, Health Canada has stopped granting new conditional registrations for pesticides. The Canadian government's announcement of the move calls it "an important step to improve the openness and transparency of Canada's pesticide regulatory system, by providing the public with an opportunity to be consulted on all major pesticide registration decisions."

It explains that pesticides are registered in Canada only after a rigorous scientific evaluation shows no harm to human health or the environment will result from exposure or use. Conditional registrations have in the past been granted on occasion when the scientific review determined that the risks of a pesticide were acceptable but additional supporting information was required.

The June 1 policy change addresses a recommendation from the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development in a fall 2015 report. The final policy is available on the Health Canada website and includes an analysis of comments received during the public consultation.

"Our government is following through on a commitment made in January 2016 to stop issuing new conditional registrations for pesticides. Moving forward, Canadians can be reassured that all pesticide registration decisions will be made with a consistent and high level of scientific and public scrutiny," said Minister of Health Jane Philpott.

Download Center

  • Safety Metrics Guide

    Is your company leveraging its safety data and analytics to maintain a safe workplace? With so much data available, where do you start? This downloadable guide will give you insight on helpful key performance indicators (KPIs) you should track for your safety program.

  • Job Hazard Analysis Guide

    This guide includes details on how to conduct a thorough Job Hazard Analysis, and it's based directly on an OSHA publication for conducting JHAs. Learn how to identify potential hazards associated with each task of a job and set controls to mitigate hazard risks.

  • A Guide to Practicing “New Safety”

    Learn from safety professionals from around the world as they share their perspectives on various “new views” of safety, including Safety Differently, Safety-II, No Safety, Human and Organizational Performance (HOP), Resilience Engineering, and more in this helpful guide.

  • Lone Worker Safety Guide

    As organizations digitalize and remote operations become more commonplace, the number of lone workers is on the rise. These employees are at increased risk for unaddressed workplace accidents or emergencies. This guide was created to help employers better understand common lone worker risks and solutions for lone worker risk mitigation and incident prevention.

  • EHS Software Buyer's Guide

    Learn the keys to staying organized, staying sharp, and staying one step ahead on all things safety. This buyer’s guide is designed for you to use in your search for the safety management solution that best suits your company’s needs.

  • Vector Solutions

Featured Whitepaper

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - July August 2022

    July / August 2022

    Featuring:

    • CONFINED SPACES
      Specific PPE is Needed for Entry and Exit
    • HAZARD COMMUNICATION
      Three Quick Steps to Better HazCom Training
    • GAS DETECTION
      Building a Chemical Emergency Toolkit
    • RESPIRATORY PROTECTION
      The Last Line of Defense
    View This Issue