NRCan Organizational Structure

Explosives Safety and Security Branch

Natural Resources Canada
Deputy Minister's Office
Lands and Minerals Sector

Explosives Safety and Security Branch

Employee Listing


The Explosives Safety and Security Branch (ESSB) is responsible for administering the Explosives Act and regulations. ESSB's principal priority is the safety and security of the public and of all workers involved in the explosives industryin Canada. It provides services and support to the explosives industry, including manufacturers, importers, distributors and users of explosives. CANMET Canadian Explosives Research Laboratory conducts research and testing related to the manufacture, storage and transportation of explosives, including blasting accessories, fireworks and pyrotechnic articles, and propellant powders and ammunition, as well as safety-oriented types of explosives (e.g., safety flares and air-baginflators).