The Health Care Section 21 Committee develops guidance notes intended for all health care organizations to provide advice to workplace parties related to legislative requirements and good practices applicable to the prevention of illness and injury to health care workers. The guidance notes are applicable to all organizations that provide health care, treatment, diagnostic services, personal care and/or supportive services in either health care organizations, community service agencies and emergency medical services. The intent of the guidance notes is to assist the workplace parties in achieving compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act as well as sharing good practices. Guidance Notes are also intended to assist other parties who play decision-making roles that may impact occupational health and safety (OHS) in the health care sector.
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.