Health and Safety Resources List

Health and Safety Resources List


Table of Contents

Direct Links to Important Legislation and Regulations

Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)

Industrial Establishments – Ont. Regulation

University Academics and Teaching Assistants – Ont. Regulation

Designated Substance Asbestos – Ont. Regulation

Health and Safety Awareness and Training – Ont. Regulation

Critical Injury – Defined – Ont. Regulation

Health Care and Residential Facilities – Ont. Regulation

Workplace Safety and Insurance Act

Labour Relations Act

Mental Health Act

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System
(WHMIS) – Ont. Regulation

Issue-Specific Resources

Workplace Stress

StressAssess was designed to provide some insight, perspective and a basic understanding about some of the causes of workplace stress. By using this tool, workplaces can gather the information they need in order to take action to improve the work environment and protect both the physical and mental health of their workers.

Mental Injuries Toolkit

This guide produced by our friends at the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) and resource kit will provide workers a basic understanding and a place to start to learn about workplace stress and what to do about it. The guide gives definitions, common causes of mental distress, legal frameworks (focusing on Ontario), possible actions to take, and resources available. It is an introduction and action guide created by workers for workers.

First Responders First – PTSD Resource Toolkit

First responders are at least twice as likely to suffer from PTSD. There’s no need to suffer in silence. The help you need is here. This website offers resources and services for the First Responder community to understand the various steps of a PTSD program from managing a crisis through to implementing best practices into an existing program.

Workplace Violence – Interactive Tools and Resources

This website operated by the Public Services Health and Safety Association (PSHSA) provides tools and resources designed to provide workplaces with a consistent, scalable and consensus-based approach that can be used to build a comprehensive workplace violence program or enhance an existing program with new tools and resources.

Useful Websites

Ontario Ministry of Labour

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.

Ontario Ministry of Labour Offices and Phone Numbers

To contact the Ministry of Labour in your region directly use this link.

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC)

See this site for detailed information regarding finding a doctor, senior care, public health notices and a variety of other direct health care questions.

Health Canada

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

Workers Health and Safety Centre (WHSC)

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 Inc. (OHCOW)

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).

Public Services Health and Safety Association (PSHSA)

See this site for a variety of resources including information on workplace violence in healthcare, education PSTD resources and more.

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)

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.

Injured Workers Online

See this site for information from this independent community legal aid clinic on events, issues and resources for injured workers (and their families) in their struggle to attain justice for the injured worker.

Institute for Work and Health (IWH)

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)

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

Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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

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

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

American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

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

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

This site contains hazard information.

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)

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)

See this site for international standards on health and safety. -labour-standards/occupational-safety-and-health/lang–en/index.htm

The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL)

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

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC)

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