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.

Spotlight

Learn about the new voluntary basic training resources available

Read Occupational Health and Safety in Ontario, 2016-2017 

Read the Safe At Work Ontario annual report, 2016-17

Occupational Health and Safety Inspectors and Employment Standards Officers are being recruited. Learn more.

Inspections to protect workers’ rights and enhance employers’ awareness

Consultation on proposals to amend the Hazardous Substance Regulations under OHSA

Workplace Fatalities

Workplace fatalities have a tremendous impact on families, workplaces and communities.

View Fatalities (Updated April 2018)

Workplace Injury and Fatality Trends in Ontario

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.