The Public Services Health & Safety Association (PSHSA) was funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC), through HealthForceOntario (HFO), to assess the health and safety climate and culture of four organizations across Ontario’s healthcare system. The four organizations involved in this project represented stakeholders across the healthcare system – an acute care health facility, a community care organization, a long-term care home and a public health unit. This is a groundbreaking and important initiative as research shows that a positive organizational health and safety culture is associated with lower workplace injury and illness rates, and costs, as well as other positive organizational outcomes.
The safety climate report contains an overview of the process we followed, the positive feedback we received from the participating clients, the summary results with PSHSA’s insights and our recommended next steps. We believe it contains valuable results and insights about the health and safety climate of Ontario healthcare organizations that will be of interest to healthcare organization and all workplaces across Ontario.