Topics

We all have a role to play in preventing workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities. You can help do that by educating yourself on these health and safety topics.

Chemicals & Hazardous Substances
WHMIS is a Canada-wide hazard communication standard for protecting the health and safety of workers who handle hazardous chemicals.
Emergency Preparedness (OFMEM)
Training to enhance Fire Safety in occupancies housing vulnerable Ontarians.
Equipment & Machinery
Machinery and other workplace equipment can be dangerous if not used properly. Anyone using equipment in the workplace needs to be thoroughly trained in its operation and kept up to date.
Harassment
An employer has specific obligations under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) to deal with workplace harassment.
Health & Safety Basics
The Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training regulation requires health and safety awareness training for every worker and supervisor under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).
High Hazards
Employers need to assess the safety of jobs, which involve working at heights on elevated platforms, including general safety precautions, safety around power lines, scissor lifts and boom-type.
Infection Prevention & Control
Infection prevention and control (IPAC) is an integral component of a workplace’s occupational health and safety program and effective strategies need to be in place for the safety and protection of workers.
Motor Vehicles Incidents
Employers should take every reasonable precaution to protect workers, provide information and instruction, and ensure that workers properly use or wear the required equipment.
Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD)
Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) are injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system. They may be caused or aggravated by various hazards or risk factors in the workplace such as high force, awkward/static postures, and repetitive motions.
Slips, Trips & Falls
Learn more about the prevention of slips, trips and falls.
Small Business
PSHSA offers training and resources, to help small businesses create a safe environment for employees.
Violence
The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) requires that workplaces have a policy and program in place to address the risk of workplace violence and harassment.