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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.
176 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
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.
269 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.
368 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Preventive Maintenance

Preventive Maintenance

Preventive maintenance is predetermined work performed to a schedule with the aim of preventing the wear and tear or sudden failure of equipment components thereby protecting assets and prolonging the useful life of production equipment.  It is an important, ongoing accident prevention activity, that should be integrated into your operations and product manufacturing processes.
280 KB pdf
Protect your Hands

Protect your Hands

The materials, hazards, risks and activities we are exposed to every day can cause injury to our hands. This poster lists potential injuries (e.g. dermatitis, lacerations, burns, repetitive strain), the controls we need to put in place, and the effect of injuries on people and workplaces.
810 KB PDF
Raising Awareness for Risky Driving Behaviors Posters

Raising Awareness for Risky Driving Behaviors Posters

The following is a suite of six workplace posters that are designed to promote awareness towards the most common risky behaviors associated with operating a motor vehicle.  In addition, these poster are intended to promote prevention through co-worker engagement and a culture of positive community norm.

793 KB PDF
Respiratory Protection

Respiratory Protection

The materials, hazards, risks and activities we are exposed to every day can cause injury to our respiratory system. This poster lists potential injuries (e.g. occupational asthma/allergies, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), the controls we need to put in place, and the effect of respiratory injuries on people and workplaces.
771 KB PDF
Return to Work Flowchart

Return to Work Flowchart

A flowchart that explains the return to work duties and obligations of the employer, supervisor and worker. Employers are encouraged to use, reproduce, or customize this document / template to meet their health and safety requirements.
221 KB PDF
Return to Work Weekly Progress Report

Return to Work Weekly Progress Report

A return to work progress form should be filled out starting on the first day the employee is back to work and on the first shift at the start of each week, until the completion of the Return to Work Procedure and the injured employee has returned to regular pre-injury duties. Employers are encouraged to use, reproduce, or customize this document / template to meet their health and safety requirements.
82 KB PDF
Safety Check: Ammonia in Refrigeration Systems

Safety Check: Ammonia in Refrigeration Systems

Ammonia in refrigeration safety tips for workers.
507 KB 
Safety Check: Box Cutter Safety

Safety Check: Box Cutter Safety

Box cutter safety tips for workers.
473 KB PDF
Safety Check: Chemical Safety

Safety Check: Chemical Safety

Chemical safety tips for workers.
504 KB PDF
Safety Check: Cleaning Cart Safety

Safety Check: Cleaning Cart Safety

Cleaning cart safety tips for workers.
566 KB PDF
Safety Check: CNC Machine Safety

Safety Check: CNC Machine Safety

CNC machine safety tips for workers.
489 KB 
Safety Check: Conveyor System Safety

Safety Check: Conveyor System Safety

Conveyor system safety for workers.
481 KB PDF
Safety Check: Deep Fryer Safety

Safety Check: Deep Fryer Safety

Deep fryer safety tips for workers.
484 KB PDF
Safety Check: Dish Washing Safety

Safety Check: Dish Washing Safety

Dish washing safety tips for workers.
488 KB PDF
Safety Check: Drill Press Safety

Safety Check: Drill Press Safety

Drill press Safety tips for workers.
482 KB PDF
Safety Check: Golf Cart Safety

Safety Check: Golf Cart Safety

Golf cart safety tips for workers.
476 KB 
Safety Check: Industrial Laser Safety

Safety Check: Industrial Laser Safety

Industrial laser safety tips for workers.
480 KB PDF
Safety Check: Knife Safety

Safety Check: Knife Safety

Knife safety tips for workers.
497 KB PDF
Safety Check: Lathe Safety

Safety Check: Lathe Safety

Lathe safety tips for workers
483 KB PDF
Safety Check: Lawnmower Safety

Safety Check: Lawnmower Safety

Lawnmower safety tips for workers.
481 KB PDF
Safety Check: Manual Material Handling Safety

Safety Check: Manual Material Handling Safety

Manual material handling safety tips for workers.
482 KB PDF
Safety Check: Manual Parts Washer Safety

Safety Check: Manual Parts Washer Safety

Manual parts washer safety tips for workers.
504 KB PDF
Safety Check: Meat Band Saw Safety

Safety Check: Meat Band Saw Safety

Meat band saw safety tips for workers.
475 KB PDF
Safety Check: Meat Slicer Safety

Safety Check: Meat Slicer Safety

Meat slicer safety tips for workers.
479 KB PDF
Safety Check: Metal Working Fluids

Safety Check: Metal Working Fluids

Metal working fluids safety tips for wokers.
513 KB 
Safety Check: Mopping Spills Safety

Safety Check: Mopping Spills Safety

Mopping spills safety tips for workers.
481 KB PDF
Safety Check: Motor Vehicle Safety

Safety Check: Motor Vehicle Safety

Motor vehicle safety tips for workers.
475 KB PDF
Safety Check: Office Workstation Safety

Safety Check: Office Workstation Safety

Office workstation safety tips for workers.
471 KB PDF
Safety Check: Pallet Jack Safety

Safety Check: Pallet Jack Safety

Pallet jack safety tips for workers.
506 KB PDF
Safety Check: Power Press Safety

Safety Check: Power Press Safety

Power press safety for workers.
483 KB PDF
Safety Check: Reach Truck/Order Picker Safety

Safety Check: Reach Truck/Order Picker Safety

Reach truck order picker safety for workers.
491 KB PDF
Safety Check: Robbery Prevention Safety

Safety Check: Robbery Prevention Safety

Robbery prevention safety tips for workers.
457 KB PDF
Safety Check: Shovelling

Safety Check: Shovelling

Shovelling safety tips for workers.
533 KB 
Safety Check: Snow Blower

Safety Check: Snow Blower

Snow blower safety tips for workers.
508 KB 
Safety Check: Step Ladder Safety

Safety Check: Step Ladder Safety

Step ladder safety tips for workers.
488 KB PDF
Safety Check: Storage Rack Safety

Safety Check: Storage Rack Safety

Storage Rack Safety tips for workers.
476 KB PDF
Safety Check: Tire Shredder

Safety Check: Tire Shredder

Tire shredder stafety tips for workers.
470 KB 
Safety Check: Vacuum Safety

Safety Check: Vacuum Safety

Vacuum Safety tips for workers.
481 KB PDF
Safety Check: Vertical Baler Safety

Safety Check: Vertical Baler Safety

Vertical baler safety for workers.
479 KB PDF
Safety Check: Walk-in freezer Safety

Safety Check: Walk-in freezer Safety

Walk-in freezer safety tips for workers.
484 KB PDF
Safety Check: Waste Compactor Safety

Safety Check: Waste Compactor Safety

Waste compactor safety tips for workers.
475 KB PDF
Safety Check: Welding Safety

Safety Check: Welding Safety

Welding safety tips for workers.
483 KB PDF
Safety Check: Wheel Balanacer Safety

Safety Check: Wheel Balanacer Safety

Wheel balanacer safety tips for workers.
484 KB PDF
Safety Check: Working Around Traffic

Safety Check: Working Around Traffic

Working around traffic tips for workers.
480 KB 
Safety Check: Working in Hot Environments

Safety Check: Working in Hot Environments

Working in hot environments safety tips for workers
453 KB 
Sample Tool – Reporting Suspected Impairment

Sample Tool – Reporting Suspected Impairment

A sample form which can be used as a template. Employers are encouraged to use, reproduce, or customize this document / template to meet their health and safety requirements.
149 KB PDF
Sample Tool - Responding To Suspected Impairment Form

Sample Tool - Responding To Suspected Impairment Form

A sample form which can be used as a template. Employers are encouraged to use, reproduce, or customize this document / template to meet their health and safety requirements.
133 KB PDF
Sample Workplace Policy Regarding Impairment

Sample Workplace Policy Regarding Impairment

A sample Health and Safety policy which can be used as a template. Employers are encouraged to use, reproduce, or customize this document / template to meet their health and safety requirements.
136 KB PDF
Scaffolds

Scaffolds

To prevent falling accidents, ensure that there are proper procedures in place to prevent the worker from falling from the scaffold, or from it collapsing.
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Silo Safety

Silo Safety

Silos are an important part of many farming operations; they are also the location of many accidents.
103 KB pdf
Slips, Trips and Falls Initiative Webinar Presentation

Slips, Trips and Falls Initiative Webinar Presentation

Slips, Trips and Falls Initiative Webinar Presentation
313 KB PDF
Small Business Check List (1-5)

Small Business Check List (1-5)

A checklist for small businesses with 1-5 employees. The list covers the sections of the road map and related requirements.
174 KB PDF
Small Business Check List (20-49)

Small Business Check List (20-49)

A checklist for small businesses with 19-49 employees. The list covers the sections of the road map and related requirements.
219 KB PDF
Small Business Check List (6-19)

Small Business Check List (6-19)

A checklist for small businesses with 6-19 employees. The list covers the sections of the road map and related requirements.
215 KB PDF
Small Business Checklist: 1-5 employees (Agriculture)

Small Business Checklist: 1-5 employees (Agriculture)

A checklist for small businesses with 1-5 employees (Agriculture). The list covers the sections of the road map and related requirements.
76 KB PDF
Small Business Checklist: 20-49 employees (Agriculture)

Small Business Checklist: 20-49 employees (Agriculture)

A checklist for small businesses with 19-49 employees (Agriculture). The list covers the sections of the road map and related requirements.

80 KB PDF
Small Business Checklist: 6-19 employees (Agriculture)

Small Business Checklist: 6-19 employees (Agriculture)

A checklist for small businesses with 6-19 employees (Agriculture). The list covers the sections of the road map and related requirements.
82 KB PDF
Starting Your Health and Safety Program

Starting Your Health and Safety Program

Employee health and safety are integral to productivity.  A management system that integrates health and safety activities into all aspects of the operations will help achieve positive results in productivity, quality, and the health and safety of employees.  This guideline highlights some critical health and safety program activities.
253 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
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