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Job Aid - Bagel Slicer

Job Aid - Bagel Slicer

Inappropriate use of bagel slicers can lead to serious hazards. Learn more.
565 KB PDF
Job Aid - Balancer

Job Aid - Balancer

Serious hazards can arise when utilizing a balancer. Learn more with our Job Aid.
686 KB PDF
Job Aid - Biohazards in Retail

Job Aid - Biohazards in Retail

Biohazard awareness in the retail sector.
459 KB PDF
Job Aid - Box Cutters

Job Aid - Box Cutters

Complacency when using box cutters can lead to serious cuts. Use our Job Aid to build your awareness.
532 KB PDF
Job Aid - Cannabis and Impairment in the Workplace

Job Aid - Cannabis and Impairment in the Workplace

Use our Job Aid to help navigate the new cannabis legislation in the workplace.

109 KB PDF
Job Aid - Car Wash Detailing

Job Aid - Car Wash Detailing

Car wash detailing can result in a number of different hazards. Use our Job Aid to raise your awareness.
635 KB PDF
Job Aid - Chemical Burns

Job Aid - Chemical Burns

Get hazard awareness information relating to chemical burns in the workplace.
616 KB PDF
Job Aid - Chemicals

Job Aid - Chemicals

"Chemicals are hazardous products, materials, and/or substances used, handled, stored or disposed of in workplaces, learn more."
580 KB PDF
Job Aid - CNC Machines

Job Aid - CNC Machines

Hazard awareness information relating to Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machines.
781 KB PDF
Job Aid - Conveyor Systems

Job Aid - Conveyor Systems

Conveyor systems can cause a host of hazards, raise your awareness with our Job Aid.
698 KB PDF
Job Aid - Corporate Fleet Car Wash

Job Aid - Corporate Fleet Car Wash

Corporate fleet car washers can pose many hazards. Use our Job Aid to raise your awareness.
717 KB PDF
Job Aid - Cranes

Job Aid - Cranes

Hazard awareness information relating to the use of cranes.
791 KB PDF
Job Aid - Cylinder

Job Aid - Cylinder

Learn about hazards that can arise from cylinders.
691 KB PDF
Job Aid - Deep Fryer

Job Aid - Deep Fryer

Complacency around deep fryers can lead to life-altering injuries and even death. Read more about this hazard.
822 KB PDF
Job Aid - Diesel Generator

Job Aid - Diesel Generator

Use our Job Aid to learn about the hazards posed by diesel generators.
870 KB PDF
Job Aid - Drill Press

Job Aid - Drill Press

There are many hazards that can arise when using a drill press, learn more.
561 KB PDF
Job Aid - Dryers and Ovens

Job Aid - Dryers and Ovens

Learn about the hazards that arise from the use of ovens and dryers in the commercial production of food products.
668 KB PDF
Job Aid - Electrical Panels and Sources

Job Aid - Electrical Panels and Sources

Electrical panels and sources can cause shocks and arc flashes, get tips, use our Job Aid to raise your awareness.
731 KB PDF
Job Aid - Emissions

Job Aid - Emissions

Use our Job Aid to learn about hazards posed by emissions.
717 KB PDF
Job Aid - Flat Top Grills

Job Aid - Flat Top Grills

Flat-top grills or griddles are a common piece of equipment in a most professional kitchens. They can also pose serious hazards. Learn more with our Job Aid.
612 KB PDF
Job Aid - Forklifts

Job Aid - Forklifts

Hazard awareness information for forklift operation.
726 KB PDF
Job Aid - Garbage Compactor

Job Aid - Garbage Compactor

Garbage compactors can pose many hazards. Use our Job Aid to learn more.
537 KB PDF
Job Aid - Golf Carts

Job Aid - Golf Carts

Learn to recognize and control road hazards while driving golf carts.
466 KB PDF
Job Aid - Hand Pallet Trucks and Pump Trucks

Job Aid - Hand Pallet Trucks and Pump Trucks

Working with handheld pallet trucks and pump trucks can be hazardous. Raise your awareness with our Job Aid.
115 KB PDF
Job Aid - Hybrid Vehicle Batteries

Job Aid - Hybrid Vehicle Batteries

There are many different hazards that can occur working with hybrid vehicle batteries. Use our Job Aid to learn more.
577 KB PDF
Job Aid - Hydraulic Press

Job Aid - Hydraulic Press

Hydraulic presses can pose a host of hazards. Use our Job Aid to raise your awareness.
696 KB PDF
Job Aid - Industrial Lasers

Job Aid - Industrial Lasers

Use our Job Aid to learn about hazards posed from work with industrial lasers.
676 KB PDF
Job Aid - Janitorial Cleaning Cart

Job Aid - Janitorial Cleaning Cart

There are many hazards that can arise when using janitorial cleaning carts, learn more.
830 KB PDF
Job Aid - Kegs

Job Aid - Kegs

A useful job aid to assist in building awareness regarding ergonomic hazards related to working with kegs.
151 KB PDF
Job Aid - Knives

Job Aid - Knives

This Job Aid will help you become more aware of the hazards associated with using knives in the workplace.
500 KB PDF
Job Aid - Lab Equipment

Job Aid - Lab Equipment

Lab equipment hazard awareness information.
649 KB PDF
Job Aid - Ladders

Job Aid - Ladders

Hazard awareness information relating to the use of ladders in the workplace.
181 KB PDF
Job Aid - Lasers

Job Aid - Lasers

Lasers can pose a variety of hazards. Use our job aid to learn more.
540 KB PDF
Job Aid - Lathe

Job Aid - Lathe

A useful Job aid to assist to build awareness of lathe related hazards.
634 KB PDF
Job Aid - Lawn Mowers / Golf Course Mower

Job Aid - Lawn Mowers / Golf Course Mower

Many injuries are caused by improper use of lawn mowers, use our Job Aid to build your awareness.
483 KB PDF
Job Aid - Manual Compression Press

Job Aid - Manual Compression Press

There are many hazards that can arise when using a compression press. Read our Job Aid to learn more.
441 KB PDF
Job Aid - Manual Material Handling

Job Aid - Manual Material Handling

MSD hazard awareness information for manual material handling.
133 KB PDF
Job Aid - Meat Band Saw

Job Aid - Meat Band Saw

Meat band saws can pose significant hazards while workers are portioning meat and other products. Learn more with our Job Aid.
657 KB PDF
Job Aid - Mobile Ladders Platforms

Job Aid - Mobile Ladders Platforms

Hazard awareness information relating to the use of mobile ladder platforms.
917 KB PDF
Job Aid - Molten Aluminum Furnace

Job Aid - Molten Aluminum Furnace

Molten aluminum furnaces can be hazardous. Learn more with our Job Aid.
820 KB PDF
Job Aid - Molten Metal Die Casting (Aluminum)

Job Aid - Molten Metal Die Casting (Aluminum)

Molten metal die casting can pose a variety hazards. Use our job aid to learn more.
593 KB PDF
Job Aid - Motor Vehicles

Job Aid - Motor Vehicles

Learn to recognize and control road hazards while driving.
604 KB PDF
Job Aid - Nail Technician

Job Aid - Nail Technician

Identifies health hazards faced by nail technicians and existing controls for these hazards.

135 KB PDF
Job Aid - Parts Washer

Job Aid - Parts Washer

A parts washer can pose a variety hazards. Use our Job Aid to learn more.
913 KB PDF
Job Aid - Pressure Vessels (Boilers and Ammonia Systems)

Job Aid - Pressure Vessels (Boilers and Ammonia Systems)

Pressure vessels can be hazardous. Use our Job Aid to learn more.
662 KB PDF
Job Aid - Reach Truck / Order Picker

Job Aid - Reach Truck / Order Picker

Hazard awareness information regarding the use of reach trucks/order pickers.
860 KB PDF
Job Aid - Robots

Job Aid - Robots

Hazard awareness information for work involving robots.
796 KB PDF
Job Aid - Servicing of Landfill Compactors

Job Aid - Servicing of Landfill Compactors

This Job Aid will help you become more aware of the hazards associated with servicing landfill compactors.
820 KB PDF
Job Aid - Silo, Vessels, Pits and Tanks

Job Aid - Silo, Vessels, Pits and Tanks

Silos, vessels, pits and tanks can pose a confined space hazard. Learn more through this job aid.
664 KB PDF
Job Aid - Skidwrapper

Job Aid - Skidwrapper

Improper use and malfunctions of skidwrappers can result in hazards. Learn more.
761 KB PDF
Job Aid - Slicer

Job Aid - Slicer

Hazard awareness information relating to automatic and manual slicers commonly used in commercial kitchens.
629 KB PDF
Job Aid - Snow Blower

Job Aid - Snow Blower

Working with snow blowers can be hazardous. Use our Job Aid to learn more.
138 KB PDF
Job Aid - Steamer

Job Aid - Steamer

A useful Job Aid to assist in building awareness of steamer related hazards.
482 KB PDF
Job Aid - Tire Shredder

Job Aid - Tire Shredder

Tire Shredders break up scrap tires for recycling and repurposing. Tires require large forces and sharp blades to shred them.
473 KB PDF
Job Aid - Tomato Tamer

Job Aid - Tomato Tamer

Hazard awareness information regarding the use of tomato tamers.
638 KB PDF
Job Aid - Transmission

Job Aid - Transmission

Hazard awareness information relating to the transmission repair.
716 KB PDF
Job Aid - Unloader Conveyor

Job Aid - Unloader Conveyor

Hazard awareness information relating to the use of uploader conveyors.
849 KB PDF
Job Aid - Vacuum Cleaner

Job Aid - Vacuum Cleaner

Improper use of vacuum cleaners can lead to hazards. Use our Job Aid to learn more.
803 KB PDF
Job Aid - Vehicle Lifting Devices

Job Aid - Vehicle Lifting Devices

Hazard awareness information for the use of vehicle lifting devices.
1000 KB PDF
Job Aid - Vertical Baler

Job Aid - Vertical Baler

Get hazard awareness information for work with vertical balers.
590 KB PDF
Job Aid - Walk-In Fridges and Freezers

Job Aid - Walk-In Fridges and Freezers

There are many hazards that can arise when working with walk-in freezers. Learn more with our Job Aid.
567 KB PDF
Job Aid - Working Around Traffic

Job Aid - Working Around Traffic

Pedestrians exposed to traffic hazards are at risk of collisions with cars, lift trucks or other types of vehicles. These collisions often result in critical injuries, including fatalities.
469 KB PDF
Job Aid - Working at Heights

Job Aid - Working at Heights

Working at heights includes any work where a worker is exposed to a potential fall of three meters or more. Learn more about this hazard.
795 KB PDF
Job Aid - Working in Hot Environments

Job Aid - Working in Hot Environments

Working in hot environments can be a hazard and potential health risk.
492 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
Ladder Safety

Ladder Safety

This guideline explains the types of ladders that you might have in your workplace and their proper use.
168 KB PDF
Large Bale Harvesting Equipment Safety

Large Bale Harvesting Equipment Safety

The biggest hazard in working with these large machines is their physical size.  Large bales of hay or straw can weigh from 225 kg to 1300 kg, and these can create additional risks.
108 KB PDF
Leadership Behaviours to Support Mental Health

Leadership Behaviours to Support Mental Health

Tips for becoming an authentic leader and 12 daily leadership behaviours - poster.

1011 KB PDF
Liste de vérification pour bureau à domicile

Liste de vérification pour bureau à domicile

Poste de travail, environement de travail, habitudes de travail saines.

127 KB PDF
Loading Docks and Warehouses

Loading Docks and Warehouses

There are many hazards associated with loading docks.  This guideline outlines these hazards and offers some safe work guidelines to eliminate or minimalize the risk.
278 KB PDF
Lockout

Lockout

Lockout means to physically neutralize all energies in a piece of equipment before beginning any maintenance or repair work.
152 KB PDF
Machine Hazards

Machine Hazards

Equipment is unforgiving and incidents happen quickly: Moving parts and hazardous energy can change lives in an instant. Six per cent of lost-time injuries in Ontario involve machinery. Our two-part prevention plan outlines five risks to look for, and nine steps to take to ensure your workers' safety.
150 KB PDF
Machine Safety

Machine Safety

There are numerous potential hazards around machinery and equipment, such as cutting edges, gears, chains, revolving shafts, rotating blades and levers.
1300 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.
145 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
Mental Health Infographics Poster

Mental Health Infographics Poster

Mental Health in the workplace
1100 KB PDF
MMH - Mobile Ladder Stands or Mobile Ladder Platforms

MMH - Mobile Ladder Stands or Mobile Ladder Platforms

Examples of controls to eliminate and/or reduce risk associated with manual materials handling on mobile ladder stands or mobile ladder platforms.

141 KB PDF
Modified Duty Plan

Modified Duty Plan

A useful template to manage workers who require a modified duty plan on their return to work. Employers are encouraged to use, reproduce, or customize this document / template to meet their health and safety requirements.
116 KB PDF
Motor Vehicle Incidents

Motor Vehicle Incidents

Motor vehicle incidents cost us all: A collision can be merciless. Motor vehicle incidents on Ontario roads result in more than 30% of all worker fatalities. Our two-part prevention plan lists the risks related to vehicles and people, and outlines eight steps to prevent injury - and worse.
177 KB PDF
MSD Hazards Checklist

MSD Hazards Checklist

A checklist to assess the ergonomic risks of each job task.
317 KB PDF
MSD Risk Assessment

MSD Risk Assessment

This document will help you determine if there is a high risk of injury once the potential risk of a musculoskeletal disorder has been identified.
483 KB PDF
MSDs and Respiratory Hazards Safety Tool Kit

MSDs and Respiratory Hazards Safety Tool Kit

Want to get ready for the Healthy Workers in Healthy Workplaces initiative? You’ll love our free, downloadable safety tool kit. It includes links to resources, training and a recorded webinar on what the inspections will focus on and how you can prepare. The webinar is presented by WSPS and the MOL.

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Musculoskeletal disorders: two steps to managing your risk

Musculoskeletal disorders: two steps to managing your risk

Small and medium-sized companies struggle to find best practices that can reduce sprains and strains in the workplace. What's the business case for prevention? What does the law say? Discover the two basic steps you need to take to manage this top hazard in your organization, and click on links to additional resources specifically relevant to you.

120 KB PDF
New and Young Worker - Safety Tool Kit: A Guide for Employers

New and Young Worker - Safety Tool Kit: A Guide for Employers

Access free resources on keeping new and young workers safe in your workplace, including a free tool kit, information on orientation and training, an infographic poster and more.

204 KB PDF
New worker orientation guide: laying the foundation for a safety culture

New worker orientation guide: laying the foundation for a safety culture

How does the MOL define "new worker"? What are the different roles for employers, supervisors and workers? What should you tell vs. show new workers, what is the best way to communicate, what should you watch for? All this and more - including a detailed checklist you can personalize for your organization - in this four-page guide.

204 KB PDF
Non-motorized Material Handling Equipment, Self-Assessment Form

Non-motorized Material Handling Equipment, Self-Assessment Form

Non-motorized Material Handling Equipment, Self-Assessment Form
204 KB PDF
Notice of Accident

Notice of Accident

A template for creating a notice of accident which must be submitted to the MOL within 48 hours of critical injury/fatality. Employers are encouraged to use, reproduce, or customize this document / template to meet their health and safety requirements.
78 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
Office Workstation Design

Office Workstation Design

This document outlines how workstation layout, lighting and task design can affect the physical and visual demands on people who work with computers.
585 KB PDF
Orientation and General Training Information

Orientation and General Training Information

Orientation and general training information including, who needs training, when and what it should cover.
112 KB PDF
Pandemic Preparedness Checklist

Pandemic Preparedness Checklist

Effective tool to assess readiness for pandemic response and business continuity.

127 KB PDF
Pandemic Recovery-Return to Business Checklist

Pandemic Recovery-Return to Business Checklist

This checklist is intended as a self-assessment tool to assist you in ramping back up to regular business operations. While it is a high level guide, you may have unique requirements based on your type of business.

401 KB PDF
Pathogen Decontamination Checklist

Pathogen Decontamination Checklist

This checklist provides guidance for businesses preparing their facilities for a return to regular business operation.

134 KB PDF
Personal Protective Equipment

Personal Protective Equipment

In general, there are many types of jobs or tasks that require PPE to protect workers from harm.  Always wear the appropriate PPE for the hazards that may be encountered in the job or that is required by your employer, or by legislation.
428 KB 
Physical Demands Analysis (Fillable Form)

Physical Demands Analysis (Fillable Form)

A physical demands analysis (PDA) is a systematic procedure to quantify and evaluate the physical, cognitive, and environmental demands of the essential and non-essential tasks of a job.

See "Physical Demands Analysis Instruction" for assistance to complete this form.

731 KB pdf
Physical Demands Analysis (Instruction)

Physical Demands Analysis (Instruction)

This is an instruction to help you with completing the "Physical Demands Analysis (Fillable Form)".

733 KB pdf
Post Pandemic Checklist: For Businesses Operating as Usual

Post Pandemic Checklist: For Businesses Operating as Usual

This short checklist provides a useful tool for businesses that remained open and operated as usual through the pandemic closure. It provides a self-assessment tool to help identify gaps, risks and approaches to help your business stay safe.

119 KB PDF
Post Pandemic Checklist: For Businesses Operating as Usual (FR)

Post Pandemic Checklist: For Businesses Operating as Usual (FR)

Le présent document d’orientation est un outil d’auto-évaluation destiné aux entreprises poursuivant leurs activités pendant la pandémie et il comprend des liens vers des ressources fiables et de précieux renseignements pour vous aider là où vous avez déterminé avoir des lacunes.

129 KB PDF
Post Pandemic Checklist: For Businesses Returning After Shutdown

Post Pandemic Checklist: For Businesses Returning After Shutdown

This short checklist provides guidance for businesses returning from shutdown during the pandemic closure. It provides a self-assessment tool to help identify gaps, risks and approaches to help your business stay safe and resume safe operations.

130 KB PDF
Post Pandemic Checklist: For Businesses Returning After Shutdown (FR)

Post Pandemic Checklist: For Businesses Returning After Shutdown (FR)

Le présent document d’orientation est un outil d’auto-évaluation destiné aux entreprises qui reprennent leurs activités après les avoir interrompues et il comprend des liens vers des ressources fiables et de précieux renseignements pour vous aider là où vous avez déterminé avoir des lacunes.

134 KB PDF