The ministry's occupational health and safety mandate is to set, communicate and enforce occupational health and safety legislation (the Occupational Health and Safety Act), and regulations. It also develops, coordinates and implements strategies to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses and can set standards for health and safety training. To report incidents, critical injuries or fatalities – or to ask about workplace health and safety – call the Ministry of Labour toll-free at 1-877-202-0008. Follow the ministry on Twitter.
WSIB provides no-fault workers’ compensation and promotes workplace health and safety. For information about claims forms, health issues, return-to-work programs, and links to other health and safety organizations, visit the WSIB website.
OHCOW provides comprehensive occupational health services - to workers concerned about work-related health conditions and to workers, unions and employers who need support to prevent these health conditions from developing. OHCOW services are free of charge.
IWH is an independent, not-for-profit research organization that aims to protect and improve the health of working people by providing useful, relevant research to workers, employers, occupational health and safety professionals, disability management professionals, clinicians, policy-makers and more.
CRE-MSD conducts research to improve the understanding and prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). MSDs are painful or disabling injuries to the muscles, tendons or nerves in the lower back, shoulders, neck, elbows, wrists or hands.
CREOD is focused on the prevention and early recognition of non-malignant occupational disease. Programs are organized around disease and exposure themes including skin disease, respiratory disease, vibration related disorders and biological hazards. The centre also deals with broad system issues such as joint health and safety committee effectiveness and increasing occupational history-taking by health care professionals.
The OCRC is dedicated to studying workplace cancer. The centre’s goals are to identify cancer-causing agents in Ontario workplaces, increase awareness of the risk of workplace cancer, and identify the best means to control exposure to carcinogens and improve workers’ health.
Health & Safety Ontario comprises four health and safety associations working together to get Ontario's workers home safely and achieve our goal of zero work-related injuries, illness and fatalities.