Health and Safety

All workers have the right to return home each day safe and sound.

Preventing work-related illness and injury is the most important job at any workplace. Explore this website for prevention tips and contact one of our Health and Safety Association partners.

Safe At Work Ontario is the Ministry of Labour strategy to protect workers’ health and safety on the job. The ministry enforces the Occupational Health and Safety Act.



Inspectors will check that the required controls are in place to prevent occupational diseases.

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New video: inspectors are checking hygiene at construction sites.

Read about the progress made towards safer Ontario workplaces in this year’s health and safety system annual report.

Construction Worker

Inspectors will focus on the safe operation of machinery and proper lock out.

Our Partners


The ministry works closely with its partners to protect worker's health and safety on the job.

Association for workplace tragedy family support.