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Text Description of The Health and Safety System of Ontario

  • Issued: December 16, 2013
  • Content last reviewed: December 2013

This diagram describes the parties involved in occupational health and safety in Ontario.

The top tier of the diagram lists the occupational health and safety system partners. These partners are part of the core system of occupational health and safety in Ontario. Each partner has a unique role to play in implementing the integrated occupational health and safety strategy.

The partners are:

  • The Ministry of Labour: responsible for policy, enforcement and prevention
  • The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board: responsible for insurance, return to work support and funding of occupational health and safety system partners
  • The health and safety associations: responsible for occupational health and safety training, consulting and clinics

The bottom tier of the diagram lists the supporting occupational health and safety organizations and groups. They play an important role in supporting the occupational health and safety system by sharing information and best practices and providing programs and services to workers and workplaces.

They are:

  • Employers
  • Non-governmental organizations (e.g. unions, industry trade associations, research organizations, and private service providers)
  • Government (e.g. other ministries and levels of government, federal and municipal)

Between the top and bottom tiers of the diagram are workers; because the entire system is focused on supporting workers and keeping them safe.

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