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Duties & Responsibilities

Duties & Responsibilities

An overview of the duties and responsibilities of employers, supervisors and workers.
109 KB PDF
Employee Health & Safety Handbook

Employee Health & Safety Handbook

A sample Employee Health and Safety Handbook (to support worker orientation training) which can be used as a template. Employers are encouraged to customize, reproduce, or use this document / template to meet their health and safety requirements.

292 KB DOCX
Employee Orientation and Training Checklist

Employee Orientation and Training Checklist

An employer checklist template for managing the orientation and training of workers. Employers are encouraged to use, reproduce, or customize this document / template to meet their health and safety requirements.
84 KB PDF
Employee orientation and training checklist: 1-5 employees (Agriculture)

Employee orientation and training checklist: 1-5 employees (Agriculture)

An employer checklist template for managing the orientation and training of workers. Employers are encouraged to use, reproduce, or customize this document / template to meet their health and safety requirements.

462 KB PDF
Employee orientation and training checklist: 20-49 employees (Agriculture)

Employee orientation and training checklist: 20-49 employees (Agriculture)

An employer checklist template for managing the orientation and training of workers. Employers are encouraged to use, reproduce, or customize this document / template to meet their health and safety requirements.

469 KB PDF
Employee orientation and training checklist: 6-19 employees (Agriculture)

Employee orientation and training checklist: 6-19 employees (Agriculture)

An employer checklist template for managing the orientation and training of workers. Employers are encouraged to use, reproduce, or customize this document / template to meet their health and safety requirements.

465 KB PDF
Employee Violence Risk Assessment Questionnaire

Employee Violence Risk Assessment Questionnaire

A questionnaire employers can provide to workers to help assess violence risk. Employers are encouraged to use, reproduce, or customize this document / template to meet their health and safety requirements.
140 KB PDF
Eye Safety

Eye Safety

"Goggle Up" in the workplace

Did you know that up to 90% of eye injuries are entirely preventable?

In 2011 across the province, there were almost 25,000 eye injuries requiring care from a hospital and/or from an eye surgeon. It is estimated that 90% of these injuries could have been prevented with the use of protective eyewear.

This downloadable infographic shows how easy it is to prevent eye injuries and reduce to the number of eye injuries in Ontario. It's simple! Just remember to "Goggle up".

792 KB PDF
Fall from Heights Fatalities Analysis (MOL)

Fall from Heights Fatalities Analysis (MOL)

The project was undertaken to better understand causes (“contributing factors”) and circumstances around falls from heights. It involved reviewing and extracting information from files prepared by ministry inspectors about fatal injuries to better understand contributing factors. This included a review of 92 fall from height fatality events that occurred from 2009 to 2016 (excludes slips, trips, staircases).

337 KB PDF
Fall Prevention Safety Tool Kit

Fall Prevention Safety Tool Kit

Falls are a leading cause of workplace injuries and deaths in Ontario. Seventy-three workers died due to falls between 2011 and 2017.

249 KB PDF
Farm Safety - Stop Think Act Chemical Safety Activity

Farm Safety - Stop Think Act Chemical Safety Activity

How to stay safe around dangerous chemicals.

495 KB PDF
Farm Safety - Stop Think Act Spot the Hazards Activity

Farm Safety - Stop Think Act Spot the Hazards Activity

Can you spot all the hazards?

702 KB PDF
Farm Safety - Stop Think Act Word Search Activity

Farm Safety - Stop Think Act Word Search Activity

Can you figure out the secret safety message?

263 KB PDF
Federal Bilingual Brochure

Federal Bilingual Brochure

Federal Bilingual Brochure
445 KB PDF
Federal Labour Program IPC

Federal Labour Program IPC

Federal Labour Program IPC

2400 KB PDF
Fire Extinguishers

Fire Extinguishers

This guideline sets out conditions for effective fire extinguisher use, fire extinguishing methods and types.
334 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
First Aid at Work

First Aid at Work

First Aid is the immediate care given to a person who is injured or who suddenly becomes ill.  It can range from cleaning a cut and applying a bandage, to helping someone who is choking or having a heart attack.
655 KB PDF
First Aid Kit Monthly Inventory (1-5 workers)

First Aid Kit Monthly Inventory (1-5 workers)

An easy to use document to manage your first aid kit's monthly inventory. For use by employers with 1-5 workers. Employers are encouraged to use, reproduce, or customize this document / template to meet their health and safety requirements.
85 KB PDF
First Aid Kit Monthly Inventory (16-199 workers)

First Aid Kit Monthly Inventory (16-199 workers)

An easy to use document to manage your first aid kit's monthly inventory. For use by employers with 16-199 workers. Employers are encouraged to use, reproduce, or customize this document / template to meet their health and safety requirements.
87 KB PDF
First Aid Kit Monthly Inventory (6-15 workers)

First Aid Kit Monthly Inventory (6-15 workers)

An easy to use document to manage your first aid kit's monthly inventory. For use by employers with 6-15 workers. Employers are encouraged to use, reproduce, or customize this document / template to meet their health and safety requirements.
86 KB PDF
First Aid Log

First Aid Log

A first aid log template. Employers are encouraged to use, reproduce, or customize this document / template to meet their health and safety requirements.
105 KB PDF
Flammable Liquids Storage

Flammable Liquids Storage

This guideline is designed to help you store flammable liquids safely in industrial workplaces where they are for incidental use or in closed containers. 
232 KB PDF
Good Housekeeping at Work

Good Housekeeping at Work

Experience has shown that good housekeeping is an essential part of your company's health and safety program and benefits both employers and employees.
228 KB PDF
Harassment Policy

Harassment Policy

A sample harassment policy which can be used as a template by employers. Employers are encouraged to use, reproduce, or customize this document / template to meet their health and safety requirements.
91 KB PDF
Hazard Prevention Program Regulation 19

Hazard Prevention Program Regulation 19

Hazard Prevention Program Regulation 19

866 KB PDF
Hazard Reporting Form (1-19 workers)

Hazard Reporting Form (1-19 workers)

A form to report hazards and record action taken by supervisors or managers within workplaces with 1 - 19 workers. Employers are encouraged to use, reproduce, or customize this document / template to meet their health and safety requirements.
43 KB PDF
Hazard Reporting Form (20 - 49 workers)

Hazard Reporting Form (20 - 49 workers)

A form to report hazards and to record action taken by supervisors or managers within workplaces with 20-40 workers. Employers are encouraged to use, reproduce, or customize this document / template to meet their health and safety requirements.
46 KB PDF
Hazard: Small Business Hazard Assessment Tool

Hazard: Small Business Hazard Assessment Tool

An easy to use template to assist in assessing workplace hazards and risks.
141 KB PDF
Hazard: Small Business Hazard Assessment Tool Instructions

Hazard: Small Business Hazard Assessment Tool Instructions

Easy to follow instructions for using hazard assessment tools in all types of workplaces, industry sectors and work tasks.
98 KB PDF
Health & Safety Representative

Health & Safety Representative

A health and safety representative is a worker who, under section 8 of the Act, identifies health and safety hazards and provide recommendations to the employer. Learn more.
93 KB PDF
Health and Safety Action Plan Form

Health and Safety Action Plan Form

Since each workplace is unique, no training program can provide information on workplace-specific hazard controls. That is why JHSC members must create an action plan to identify, assess and control the significant hazards in consultation with the employer. Use this electronic form to help you formulate your action plan.
393 KB PDF
How Does Safety Rate On Your Farm?

How Does Safety Rate On Your Farm?

This checklist has been designed to get you thinking about safety on your farm.
116 KB PDF
Infographic Poster - Chemical Exposure

Infographic Poster - Chemical Exposure

Download this free infographic poster and learn how to prevent common accidents. Post in your workplace and on your safety board. Visit our Small Business Centre to access more free resources and useful information for your small business.
303 KB PDF
Infographic Poster - Falls

Infographic Poster - Falls

Download this free infographic poster and learn how to prevent common accidents. Post in your workplace and on your safety board. Visit our Small Business Centre to access more free resources and useful information for your small business.
1800 KB PDF
Infographic Poster - Hit by Objects

Infographic Poster - Hit by Objects

Download this free infographic poster and learn how to prevent common accidents. Post in your workplace and on your safety board. Visit our Small Business Centre to access more free resources and useful information for your small business.
2190 KB PDF
Infographic Poster - New & Young Workers

Infographic Poster - New & Young Workers

Download this free infographic poster and learn how to prevent common accidents. Post in your workplace and on your safety board. Visit our Small Business Centre to access more free resources and useful information for your small business.
413 KB PDF
Infographic Poster - Overexertion

Infographic Poster - Overexertion

Download this free infographic poster and learn how to prevent common accidents. Post in your workplace and on your safety board. Visit our Small Business Centre to access more free resources and useful information for your small business.
417 KB PDF
Infographic Poster - Retail Workers

Infographic Poster - Retail Workers

Download this free infographic poster and learn how to prevent common accidents. Post in your workplace and on your safety board. Visit our Small Business Centre to access more free resources and useful information for your small business.
1600 KB PDF
Information sheet on Slips, Trips & Falls - two steps to managing your risk

Information sheet on Slips, Trips & Falls - two steps to managing your risk

Looking for safe practices that can reduce slips, trips & falls 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.

151 KB PDF
Injury Analysis Report Form

Injury Analysis Report Form

Use of this form will help you document workplace injuries to determine whether there are gaps in your health and safety policy and program.  See "Injury Analysis Report Form - Instructions to Complete" to help you complete this form.
428 KB PDF
Injury Reporting Information

Injury Reporting Information

Injury reporting information including requirements related to workplace injuries or illnesses that vary depending on the severity and nature of the incident. This includes critical injury, injury or illness requiring medical treatment and other events that require MOL notification.
94 KB PDF
Investigation Report

Investigation Report

Investigation report template. Employers are encouraged to use, reproduce, or customize this document / template to meet their health and safety requirements.
121 KB PDF
Investigation Report Instructions

Investigation Report Instructions

Useful instructions for completing an investigation report.
1067 KB pdf
IRS Primer

IRS Primer

UPDATED! Under Ontario's Occupational Health & Safety Act, employers and workers share responsibility for workplace health and safety. This primer will help you understand your role and the role of others in protecting workers from harm.

113 KB PDF
JHSC Meeting Agenda

JHSC Meeting Agenda

Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) sample meeting agenda. Employers are encouraged to use, reproduce, or customize this document / template to meet their health and safety requirements.
105 KB PDF
JHSC Minutes

JHSC Minutes

Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) sample meeting minutes recording form. Employers are encouraged to use, reproduce, or customize this document / template to meet their health and safety requirements.
83 KB PDF
JHSC Notice Board Sheet Form

JHSC Notice Board Sheet Form

Use this form to post the names of your joint health and safety committee members.
505 KB PDF
JHSC Notice of Recommendation Form

JHSC Notice of Recommendation Form

Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) sample notice of recommendation form. Employers are encouraged to use, reproduce, or customize this document / template to meet their health and safety requirements.
76 KB PDF
JHSC Terms of Reference

JHSC Terms of Reference

Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) sample terms of reference. Employers are encouraged to use, reproduce, or customize this document / template to meet their health and safety requirements.
118 KB PDF
Job Aid - Aerial Work Platform (Scissor Lift)

Job Aid - Aerial Work Platform (Scissor Lift)

Working with aerial work platforms can be hazardous. Use our Job Aid to learn more.
727 KB PDF
Job Aid - Anti-Slip Mats

Job Aid - Anti-Slip Mats

The use of anti-slip mats can result in hazards. Use our Job Aid to learn more.
578 KB PDF
Job Aid - Arc Flash

Job Aid - Arc Flash

Extensive burns, blindness, hearing loss and even death can result from an arc flash. Learn more about this hazard.
1086 KB PDF
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.
548 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.
571 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.
106 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.
888 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 - 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