Paramedic Services Section 21


About the Paramedic Services Section 21 Committee


The Paramedic Services Section 21 Committee is made up of members from Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs (OAPC), Unifor, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1 Canada.

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Guidance notes are developed by the Paramedic Services Section 21 Committee and are intended to assist Paramedic Services employers, supervisors, workers, joint health and safety committee members (or health and safety representatives) by explaining the minimum requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and its regulations and promoting “accepted practices” in Paramedic Services to protect the health and safety of Paramedic Services personnel.


The guidance notes are distributed by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MLITSD) on behalf of the Committee and made available on the Public Services Health & Safety Association (PSHSA) website.

Approved Guidance Notes


The following guidance notes are intended to assist Paramedic Services workplaces in ensuring a healthy and safe workplace. Reference should always be made directly to the OHSA and regulations to determine the legal rights and duties of the workplace parties. It is the responsibility of all workplace parties to ensure compliance with the OHSA and the regulations.



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