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Federal bilingual brochure

Navigating the world of health and safety can be challenging and time consuming, whether you are striving to reduce hazards, developing new programs and procedures, or implementing sophisticated management systems.

For over 100 years, WSPS has provided comprehensive, cost-effective health and safety training, information, and consulting services, including over 50 years of Canada Labour Code (CLC) support. Our services are available to the federal government, crown corporations, federally regulated organizations, and First Nations.

Our bilingual consultants work with you to champion your vision by listening first and then applying our expertise to help you create a dynamic culture of workplace health and safety that complies with the CLC Part II and Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations.

WSPS Credentials

WSPS is an approved Vendor for Professional Consulting Services with the Federal Government – Public Service and Procurement Canada.

  • National Master Standing Offer - E60ZQ-140001 Ergonomic Assessments
  • Task and Solutions Professional Services (TSPS E60ZN-15TSPS/C) – Tier 1 Supplier
  • ProServices E60ZT-120001/E

Applicable security clearance to provide services to the Federal Government and Agencies.

To ensure quality control, WSPS has achieved and maintains ISO 9001:2008 certification for training and consulting services.

Core Prevention Programs

Hazard Prevention Program Development
This solution provides federally regulated customers with a documented health and safety hazard prevention program that aligns with CLC Part II and the Hazard Prevention Program requirements outlined in Part XIX of the Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations.

MSD Prevention/Ergonomics Program Development
The key to reducing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in your workplace is having an ergonomics program that’s integrated into your health and safety system. Our ergonomists will help ensure you have the activities and controls in place to address MSD hazards based on your needs and objectives, and conditions in your workplace. This service aligns with the CLC Part II, federal Hazard Prevention Program requirements, and MSD Prevention best practices.

Work Place Violence Prevention Program Development
A documented violence prevention program ensures your workplace is taking the right measures to reduce the risks of violence, protect employees, and provide recourse for employees subjected to violence. We’ll review your existing program, conduct a violence risk assessment and develop a model program that you can implement across all work locations. This service aligns with CLC Part II and Part XX of the Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations.

Safe Work Practices Development
Completed your hazard identification and risk assessment and ready for the next step? Our consultants will use the results of your assessment to develop documented safe work practices for high risk tasks. These practices follow a clear and concise format and provide your employees with guidelines for working safely and minimizing the risk of injury.

Confined Space Program Development
After reviewing your existing program, your workplace and your confined space inventory, our consultants will help you develop a model confined space program and supporting procedures, including hazard assessment, entry procedures, entry permit system, rescue procedures and worker training requirements. This service aligns with Part XI of the Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.

Assessments

Our consulting solutions support customers with hazard identification, risk analysis and control verification and validation activities. In addition to the assessments outlined below, WSPS’s technical consulting team provides a full complement of detailed risk analysis services. Contact us for more details.

Office Ergonomic Assessments
If your employees are showing signs and symptoms of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), this solution is for you. Our ergonomic specialists will carry out a detailed assessment to evaluate workstation design and layout for potential hazards and make recommendations to reduce and/or eliminate hazards. WSPS is an Approved Vendor under the National Master Standing Offer – E60ZQ-140001. To initiate an assessment, simply complete this online form and we’ll get back to you within two business days.

Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment
Get a better understanding of the hazards in your workplace and how to manage them. Our consultants will work with your employees to carry out hazard identification and preliminary risk analysis. This service aligns with Part XIX of the Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, Hazard Prevention Program requirements and supports Occupational health and safety – Hazard identification and elimination and risk assessment and control (CSA Z1002-12).

Detailed Job Task Analysis
Zero in on hazards related to tasks that are high risk or result in repeated injuries and/or illness. We’ll provide a documented list of hazards associated with job tasks and make recommendations on ways to eliminate or control them.

Confined Space Assessments
Our consultants will confirm which of your work spaces meet the legal definition of a confined space and provide you with a documented confined spaces program, space-specific assessments of actual and foreseeable hazards, and detailed entry plans. This service aligns with Canada Occupational Health & Safety Regulations, Part XI and supports CSA Z1006-16 Management of Work in Confined Spaces.

Workplace Violence Risk Assessment
Violence in the workplace is a highly complex issue. This assessment will help identify the potential for violence based on the nature of your workplace, the type of work conducted and/or work conditions. We’ll help you to identify risk factors using tools such as employee surveys, physical site assessments, and violence risk factor analysis.

Audits/GAP Analysis

Hazard Prevention Program GAP Analysis
Our highly qualified consultants work with you to determine if your current Hazard Prevention Program is aligned to Part XIX of the Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations.

Health & Safety Program Audit
WSPS technical specialists will assess your health and safety program, or specified sections, against predetermined criteria to ensure compliance with the CLC Part II.

Work Place Violence Prevention Program Gap Analysis
This proactive solution will help you determine whether your current Violence Prevention Program is aligned to Part XX of the Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations.

Management Systems
Ready to take your health and safety program to the next level? We’ll help you implement a health and safety management system to increase your ability to strategically reduce workplace accidents, injuries and illness and continuously improve your organization’s performance. Our consultants are experts in ISO 45001 (Global standard), OHSAS 18001 (Global standard), and CSA Z1000 (Canadian Standard).

Our Consultants

Chrystal Brown, Senior Account Manager
Territory East
1 877 494-9777 x 2031
chrystal.brown@wsps.ca

Florence Janvier, Account Manager
Territory East
1 877 494-9777 x 2083
florence.janvier@wsps.ca

Maxime Godin, Knowledge Delivery Coordinator
North/East Territory
1 877 494-9777 x 4129
maxime.godin@wsps.ca


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Training

Transportation of Dangerous Goods (1/2 day)

Transportation of Dangerous Goods (1/2 day)

This 1/2 day awareness course shows you what your responsibilities are under the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Act and Regulations.
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$139.50

Z1000 Essentials OH&S Management System Implementation (2 days)

Z1000 Essentials OH&S Management System Implementation (2 days)

Improve your organization's occupational health and safety performance with the goal of preventing workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities.
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$925.00

Z1000 Internal Auditor (2 days)

Z1000 Internal Auditor (2 days)

This course provides the tools to help you ensure your organization is in compliance with the Z1000 OHS management system standard and to continuously improve performance against objectives.
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$895.00

F05 - Conducting Office Ergonomic Assessments (Federal) - English

F05 - Conducting Office Ergonomic Assessments (Federal) - English

NEW! This course provides federally regulated workplaces with proven methodology to identify the root causes of office musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) and conduct workstation assessments. Disponible en français.

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$209.00

F06 - Comment effectuer des évaluations ergonomiques de bureau (législation fédérale) - Français

F06 - Comment effectuer des évaluations ergonomiques de bureau (législation fédérale) - Français

NOUVEAU! Ce cours fournit au personnel des entreprises sous réglementation fédérale une méthodologie éprouvée pour déterminer les causes fondamentales des troubles musculosquelettiques et effectuer des évaluations de postes de travail. Available in English.

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$209.00

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) (2 days)

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) (2 days)

NEW! Train your employees to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental disorders and provide appropriate assistance.
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$250.00

F09 - Hazardous Occurrence Investigations (Federal) - English (1/2 Day)

F09 - Hazardous Occurrence Investigations (Federal) - English (1/2 Day)

NEW! This half-day course equips federally regulated workplaces with the essential knowledge, skills and tools to conduct hazardous occurrence investigations and prevent costly recurrences. Disponible en français.

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$209.00

E-Courses

Canada Labour Code, Part II: An Overview (English) (1 hour)

Canada Labour Code, Part II: An Overview (English) (1 hour)

This e-Course provides an overview of the requirements and applications of the Canada Labour Code.
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$64.00

Le Code canadien du travail, Partie II : un aperçu (français) (1 heure)

Le Code canadien du travail, Partie II : un aperçu (français) (1 heure)

Ce cours en ligne présente une vue d'ensemble des exigences et des applications du Code canadien du travail.

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$64.00

Dealing with a Hostage Situation (English) (1 hour)

Dealing with a Hostage Situation (English) (1 hour)

Provides management with the knowledge and skills to deal with a short-term hostage event.
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$64.00

Comment faire face à un vol avec prise d'otages (français) (1 heure)

Comment faire face à un vol avec prise d'otages (français) (1 heure)

Ce cours permet aux cadres d'acquérir les connaissances et les compétences nécessaires pour prendre en charge une situation de prise d'otage de courte durée.

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$64.00

Dealing with Difficult or Hostile Customers (English) (1 hour)

Dealing with Difficult or Hostile Customers (English) (1 hour)

Provides overview of stresses and pressures when dealing with customers who are volatile or hostile.
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$49.00

Comment traiter avec des clients difficiles ou hostiles (français) (1 heure)

Comment traiter avec des clients difficiles ou hostiles (français) (1 heure)

Ce cours présente une vue d'ensemble des sources de stress et de pression lors des échanges avec des clients imprévisibles ou hostiles.

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$49.00

Emergency Preparedness for Workers (English) (1 hour)

Emergency Preparedness for Workers (English) (1 hour)

Provides basic understanding of workplace emergencies and what to know about emergency response.
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$49.00

Les préparatifs d'urgence pour les travailleurs (français) (1 heure)

Les préparatifs d'urgence pour les travailleurs (français) (1 heure)

Ce cours permet aux participants d'acquérir une compréhension de base des urgences en milieu de travail et de ce qu'il faut savoir concernant les interventions d'urgence.

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$49.00

Emergency Response Planning (English) (1.5 hours)

Emergency Response Planning (English) (1.5 hours)

Develop and implement a response plan for emergencies at - or affecting - your workplace.
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$64.00

La planification des interventions d'urgence (français) (1.5 heure)

La planification des interventions d'urgence (français) (1.5 heure)

Ce cours vous apprend comment élaborer et mettre en œuvre un plan d'intervention pour les situations d'urgence qui se produisent dans votre milieu de travail ou affectent celui-ci.

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$64.00

Federal Hazard Prevention Program (English) (1 hour)

Federal Hazard Prevention Program (English) (1 hour)

Every federally-regulated workplace must implement and maintain a hazard prevention program.
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$64.00

Le programme de prévention des risques fédéral (français) (1 heure)

Le programme de prévention des risques fédéral (français) (1 heure)

Chaque organisation sous réglementation fédérale est tenue de mettre en œuvre et de tenir à jour un plan de gestion des risques.

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$64.00

La santé et la sécurité au bureau pour les gestionnaires (français) (1 heure)

La santé et la sécurité au bureau pour les gestionnaires (français) (1 heure)

Ce cours est une introduction pratique aux notions de santé et de sécurité dans les bureaux à l’intention des gestionnaires et des superviseurs chargés de fournir un milieu de travail sain et sécuritaire à leur personnel.

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$64.00

Health and Safety Committees in the Canadian Federal Jurisdiction (English) (1 hour)

Health and Safety Committees in the Canadian Federal Jurisdiction (English) (1 hour)

This e-Course will help health and safety committee members and representatives meet training requirements specified in the Canada Labour Code, Part II.
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$49.00

Comités de santé et de sécurité de compétence fédérale (français) (1 heure)

Comités de santé et de sécurité de compétence fédérale (français) (1 heure)

Ce cours en ligne est conçu pour aider les membres des comités de santé et de sécurité et les représentants en matière de sécurité et de santé à se conformer aux exigences relatives à la formation de la Partie II du Code canadien du travail.

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$49.00

Manual Materials Handling (English) (1 hour)

Manual Materials Handling (English) (1 hour)

Learn how to prevent manual material handling (MMH) injuries at your workplace by developing the skills needed to identify and control risk factors associated with MMH work.
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$49.00

La manutention manuelle des matériaux (français) (1 heure)

La manutention manuelle des matériaux (français) (1 heure)

Ce cours permet aux participants d'apprendre comment prévenir les blessures liées à la manutention manuelle des matériaux (MMM) dans leur milieu de travail en développant les compétences nécessaires pour repérer et maîtriser les facteurs de risque associés aux travaux comportant de la MMM

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$49.00

Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs): Prevention (English) (1 hour)

Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs): Prevention (English) (1 hour)

This course focuses on good ergonomics principles and work organization as key prevention measures.
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$64.00

Les troubles musculosquelettiques : prévention (français) (1 heure)

Les troubles musculosquelettiques : prévention (français) (1 heure)

Ce cours expose les principes d'ergonomie et les méthodes d'organisation du travail qui constituent les principales mesures de prévention.

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$64.00

Office Ergonomics (English) (1 hour)

Office Ergonomics (English) (1 hour)

The goal of the course is to provide you with the knowledge to help find solutions to ergonomic issues in your workplace.
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$49.00

L'ergonomie au bureau (français) (1 heure)

L'ergonomie au bureau (français) (1 heure)

Ce cours a pour but de fournir aux participants des connaissances leur facilitant la recherche de solutions à des problèmes d'ergonomie en milieu de travail.

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$49.00

Pandemic Planning (English) (1 hour)

Pandemic Planning (English) (1 hour)

This course describes the steps workplaces can take to plan for employee absences and business continuity.
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$64.00

La planification en prévision d'une pandémie (français) (1 heure)

La planification en prévision d'une pandémie (français) (1 heure)

Ce cours décrit les étapes que les responsables de milieux de travail peuvent exécuter afin de planifier les mesures requises pour pallier l'absence d'employés et la continuité des activités d'exploitation.

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$64.00

Preventing Falls from Slips and Trips (English) (1 hour)

Preventing Falls from Slips and Trips (English) (1 hour)

This course offers guidance on how to prevent injuries in the workplace that are the result of slips, trips or falls from the same level.
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$49.00

La prévention des chutes par glissade et par trébuchement (français) (1 heure)

La prévention des chutes par glissade et par trébuchement (français) (1 heure)

Ce cours fournit aux participants des conseils sur la prévention des blessures au travail causées par les glissades, les trébuchements ou les simples chutes sur le plancher.

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$49.00

Stress in the Workplace (English) (1 hour)

Stress in the Workplace (English) (1 hour)

This course introduces participants to the complex issue of stress in the workplace.
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$49.00

Stress en milieu de travail (français) (1 heure)

Stress en milieu de travail (français) (1 heure)

Ce cours initie les participants au problème complexe du stress dans le milieu de travail.

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$49.00

Violence in the Workplace: Recognize the Risk and Take Action (English) (1 hour)

Violence in the Workplace: Recognize the Risk and Take Action (English) (1 hour)

This course helps frontline supervisors, workers and anyone else with an interest in workplace safety develop a clear understanding of what workplace violence is, the consequences of workplace violence and preventive measures that can be taken.
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$49.00

La violence dans les milieux de travail de compétence fédérale : reconnaître les risques et prendre

La violence dans les milieux de travail de compétence fédérale : reconnaître les risques et prendre

Ce cours peut aider les superviseurs de première ligne, les employés et toute autre personne s'intéressant à la sécurité au travail à mieux comprendre en quoi consiste la violence en milieu de travail, quelles en sont les conséquences et quelles mesures de prévention peuvent être prises à ce sujet.

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$49.00

Violence in the Workplace: Establish a Prevention Program (English) (1.5 hours)

Violence in the Workplace: Establish a Prevention Program (English) (1.5 hours)

This course introduces managers, supervisors and employees to the key components of an effective workplace violence prevention program.
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$64.00

La violence en milieu de travail - Établir un programme de prévention (français) (1,5 heure)

La violence en milieu de travail - Établir un programme de prévention (français) (1,5 heure)

Ce cours présente aux gestionnaires, aux superviseurs et aux employés les éléments clés d’un programme efficace de prévention de la violence au travail.

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$64.00

Safe Driving: Backing Up (English) (1 hour)

Safe Driving: Backing Up (English) (1 hour)

This course is designed to help you reduce the chances of becoming involved in an incident while backing up a vehicle. You will learn the seven fundamentals of safe backing.
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$49.00

La conduite sécuritaire : faire marche arrière (français) (1 heure)

La conduite sécuritaire : faire marche arrière (français) (1 heure)

Ce cours est conçu pour vous aider à réduire les possibilités qu'un accident ne survienne pendant l'exécution de manœuvres en marche arrière. Vous y apprendrez les sept règles fondamentales de la marche arrière sécuritaire.

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$49.00

Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs): Awareness

Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs): Awareness

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are a potential risk for all sectors and occupations. They can cause discomfort, fatigue, pain, injury, and illness to workers. In fact, work-related musculoskeletal injuries are the most frequent type of lost-time injury and are the largest source of lost-time worker compensation costs in Canada.
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$0.00

Pandemic Awareness

Pandemic Awareness

Most of our lives are a combination of work, family and community involvement. A pandemic can affect all of these areas. Being informed and knowing what to do during a pandemic can help minimize the impact. This free course describes what a pandemic is, how an influenza virus spreads, and the impact a pandemic may have on workplaces, our communities and us.
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Violence in the Workplace: Awareness

Violence in the Workplace: Awareness

Workplace violence is a serious issue that affects all business sectors and occupations and the safety and security of every employee and employer. This course is offered FREE of charge by CCOHS to promote the awareness of this very important issue, and as a precursor to the other Workplace Violence e-courses: Recognize the Risk and Take Action, and Establish a Prevention Program.
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$0.00

WHMIS 2015 for Workers (English)

WHMIS 2015 for Workers (English)

Learn about WHMIS after its alignment with GHS, an internationally consistent approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information through labels and safety data sheets (SDSs).
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$15.00

SIMDUT 2015 pour les travailleurs (français)

SIMDUT 2015 pour les travailleurs (français)

Ce cours expose aux participants le SIMDUT après son harmonisation au SGH, une approche cohérente à l'échelle internationale pour la classification des produits chimiques et la communication des dangers par l'étiquetage et les fiches signalétiques (FDS).

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$15.00

WHMIS 2015: An Introduction (English)

WHMIS 2015: An Introduction (English)

This course provides a basic introduction to the expected changes to WHMIS after GHS. Participants will learn about the expected impacts of these changes for chemical suppliers and employers. Suppliers and employers will gain an appreciation for how they can start to prepare for WHMIS after GHS so that they can ensure as smooth a transition as possible.
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$0.00

SIMDUT 2015 : introduction (français)

SIMDUT 2015 : introduction (français)

Ce cours présente une introduction aux changements anticipés au SIMDUT après la mise sur pied du SGH. Les participants se familiariseront avec les impacts de ces changements pour les fournisseurs de produits chimiques et les employeurs. Les fournisseurs et les employeurs apprendront comment ils peuvent commencer à se préparer au SIMDUT après la mise en œuvre du SGH afin qu'ils puissent assurer la transition la plus transparente possible.

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$0.00

Downloads

Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls

Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls

Falls on walking and working surfaces account for significant lost-time injuries.  Use this guideline to understand how slips, trips and falls happen, how to identify hazards and how to eliminate or minimize these hazards.
182 KB pdf
Mental Health Infographics Poster

Mental Health Infographics Poster

Mental Health in the workplace
1100 KB PDF
Mental Health

Mental Health

Tragically, more than 500,000 Canadians will miss work this week due to mental health problems, making this condition the #1 cause of disability claims in the country. Employers and supervisors play an important role in helping workers feel safe enough to talk about it.
90 KB PDF
Strategies for Ontario’s aging workforce: what employers can do to prevent injuries (French)

Strategies for Ontario’s aging workforce: what employers can do to prevent injuries (French)

Designed for businesses in all industries, the poster provides employers with tips on how to create a safe work environment for aging workers. Tips address training, teamwork, the value of older workers, and their role in working safely.
73 KB pdf
Strategies for Ontario's aging workforce: what workers can do to prevent injuries (French)

Strategies for Ontario's aging workforce: what workers can do to prevent injuries (French)

Designed for businesses in all industries, the poster encourages workers to apply their years of experience in working smarter. Tips relate to the musculoskeletal system, hearing and vision, mental health, and cardiovascular health.
132 KB pdf
Federal Labour Program IPC

Federal Labour Program IPC

Federal Labour Program IPC

2400 KB PDF
Unjust Dismissal Canada Labour Code Part 3

Unjust Dismissal Canada Labour Code Part 3

Unjust Dismissal Canada Labour Code Part 3

1000 KB PDF
Violence Prevention in the Work Place Regulatory Requirements

Violence Prevention in the Work Place Regulatory Requirements

Violence Prevention in the Work Place Regulatory Requirements

504 KB PDF
WHMIS 2015 - SDSs, Labels, Education & Training

WHMIS 2015 - SDSs, Labels, Education & Training

WHMIS 2015 - SDSs, Labels, Education & Training

1800 KB PDF
Strategies for Ontario's aging workforce: what workers can do to prevent injuries

Strategies for Ontario's aging workforce: what workers can do to prevent injuries

Designed for businesses in all industries, the poster encourages workers to apply their years of experience in working smarter. Tips relate to the musculoskeletal system, hearing and vision, mental health, and cardiovascular health.

156 KB PDF
Strategies for Ontario’s aging workforce: what employers can do to prevent injuries

Strategies for Ontario’s aging workforce: what employers can do to prevent injuries

Designed for businesses in all industries, the poster provides employers with tips on how to create a safe work environment for aging workers. Tips address training, teamwork, the value of older workers, and their role in working safely.

86 KB PDF
Office Workstation Checklist

Office Workstation Checklist

A fillable PDF checklist that can be used to assess the office workstation for any potential ergonomic issues.

235 KB PDF
Fire Protection

Fire Protection

This guideline is designed to help you develop a fire protection program, or to identify areas in your existing program that may need improvement.
377 KB PDF
Manual Materials Handling

Manual Materials Handling

Most workplaces have a manual materials handling operation.  Each handling task poses unique demands on the worker.  These tasks can be performed safely and easily by implementing and upholding proper policies and procedures.
368 KB PDF
Joint Health and Safety Committees

Joint Health and Safety Committees

Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act (the Act) is built on the principle that workers and employers must work together to identify and resolve health and safety problems in the workplace.  To meet this goal, joint health and safety committees are required by law in many Ontario workplaces.  This download provides answers to commonly asked questions about joint health and safety committees.
226 KB PDF
Workplace Hazards Inspection Form (Workplace Violence)

Workplace Hazards Inspection Form (Workplace Violence)

This form will help you identify potential hazards in your workplace as they relate to the security of your employees and visitors.
356 KB pdf

Articles

"The Effective Investigator" - Hands-on accident training to help keep your company safe

"Many workplace accident investigations miss critical information, says Alain Langlais, WSPS Director, Eastern Region. Even experienced investigators can be fazed by the chaos and pressure of an accident scene. "It's easy to flounder and lose track of priorities. But if you don't get it right, you lose evidence and you may never find out what happened."

Jan 17, 2017
Canada's new asbestos ban: a call to action for workplaces

Canada's new asbestos ban: a call to action for workplaces

While airborne asbestos fibre has been long recognized as a lethal hazard, a recently announced federal ban on importing and using products containing asbestos has brought the substance back into the headlines - for good reason. Asbestos exposure is the number one cause of occupational cancer, which has surpassed injuries as the leading cause of work-related deaths in Canada.

Jan 17, 2017
WHMIS 2015: 4 top training questions from employers

WHMIS 2015: 4 top training questions from employers

Canada's Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) changed on February 11, 2015 to align with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). This new WHMIS is called "WHMIS 2015" and the original version is now referred to as "WHMIS 1988."

Mar 03, 2016