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Health and Safety Links

Health and Safety Links

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The Ontario Ministry of Labour

http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/

See this site for the Occupational Health and Safety Act and all Regulations, including the Regulation for Industrial Establishments and the Health Care and Residential Facilities Regulations.

The Workers Health and Safety Centre (WHSC)

www.whsc.on.ca

See this site for training schedules, including certification training and locations all across Ontario. This site also provides hazard information.

Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)

www.ohcow.on.ca

See this site for clinic sites and services offered to Ontario workers. This site contains hazard information and contains links to internet Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).

Labour Academic OHCOW Research Collaboration (LOARC)

http://loarc.ca/ 

Go to this site to learn about how union health and safety activists, health and safety professionals and university-based researchers have come together to improve working conditions and health through fostering research collaborations that includes workers in health and safety research.  

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)

www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/

See this site for hazard information. This site also offers a free health and safety inquiry service accessible by telephone, fax, mail and e-mail.

Institute for Work and Health (IWH)

http://www.iwh.on.ca/

The Institute for Work and Health is an independent, not-for-profit research organization that designs and carries out high-quality research. Their mission is to conduct and share research with workers, labour, employers, clinicians and policy-makers to promote, protect and improve the health of working people.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

www.cdc.gov/niosh/homepage.html

This site offers information on a long list of health and safety topics.

Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

www.cdc.gov

This site offers health and safety information clustered by health and safety topics. Find information on infectious disease, needlestick injuries, workplace violence, chemical hazards and more.

Health Canada

www.hc-sc.gc.ca

Sometimes difficult to navigate but contains useful information on infectious diseases and links to health care guidelines. Especially useful to health care workers.

U.S. Department of Labour Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

www.osha.gov

This site contains a handy alphabetized list of resources, including hazard information.

American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

http://www.afscme.org/issues/health-safety

American labour site that contains excellent health and safety information, especially for public service workers.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

www.epa.gov

This site contains hazard information.

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work

www.agency.osha.eu.int

This site contains good resources on health and safety, including information on hazards. You can subscribe online to receive their newsletter.

International Labour Organization (ILO)

http://www.ilo.org/global/standards/subjects-covered-by-international-labour-standards/occupational-safety-and-health/lang–en/index.htm

See this site for international standards on health and safety.

The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL)

http://ofl.ca/index.php/library/index_in/C36/

OPSEU is a member of the OFL Health and Safety Committee. See this site for OFL news releases.

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC)

http://www.canadianlabour.ca/issues/health-and-safety

OPSEU is a member of the CLC. See this site for health and safety news releases. You can subscribe to get them by email.