Occupational Health & Safety Act

Health and Safety Act
The Ontario Health and Safety Act (OHSA) safeguards workers’ three basic rights:

  • the right to know,
  • the right to participate, and
  • the right to refuse unsafe work.

The Act outlines the duties and responsibilities of employers, supervisors, workers, and joint health and safety committees (JHSC), prohibits reprisal by an employer, and provides penalties for violations of the Act.

Link to the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act

ETFO Provincial Health & Safety

Link to read more about Occupational Health and Safety in Schools

Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development coordinates and oversees the occupational health and safety system in Ontario.

Link to learn more about Workplace Health and Safety in Ontario

Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers Inc. (OHCOW)

OHCOW is one of six health and safety associations in Ontario and works to detect, prevent and eliminate occupational disease, injuries and illnesses.

Link to OHCOW