Other Occupational Health & Safety Websites
This page provides links to government departments and organizations in Canada and around the world that promote occupational health and safety.
- Board of Examiners for Mining
The Board of Examiners is responsible for evaluating and examining candidates seeking mining certification as described in the OHS Regulation.
- Job Safety Skills Society
The JSSS is a partnership with educators, industry, government and the community created to address the unacceptable number of workplace injuries and fatalities among young workers.
- Medical Panels
Medical panels provide the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) and the Appeals Commission with an impartial, independent decision-making process to resolve medical issues that affect a claimant’s right to compensation.
- Workers’ Compensation Board – Alberta
The Workers’ Compensation Board – Alberta is a not-for-profit mutual insurance corporation funded entirely by employers. WCB provides cost effective workplace liability and disability insurance to more than 1.4 million workers and 109,000 employers.
Other Canadian Jurisdictions
- Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC)
The Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC) was established to facilitate the exchange of information between Workers’ Compensation Boards and Commissions.
- Canada’s National Occupational Health and Safety Website (CanOSH)
A website to enable Canadians to easily and independently locate occupational health and safety information provided by the federal, provincial and territorial governments of Canada and by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).
- Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is a Canadian federal government agency based in Hamilton, Ontario, which serves to support the vision of eliminating all Canadian work-related illnesses and injuries.
- Health Canada
Health Canada is the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health, while respecting individual choices and circumstances.
- Health Canada: Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is Canada’s national hazard communication standard.
- Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), Labour Program
The objective of the HRSDC’s Labour Program is to promote a fair, safe, healthy, stable, cooperative and productive work environment, which contributes to the social and economic well-being of all Canadians.
- Manitoba Workplace Safety & Health Division
This Division of Manitoba Labour and Immigration administers seven Acts and associated Regulations dealing with the health and safety of workers, protection of the public from unsafe mechanical and electrical equipment and fuel-burning appliances in buildings, and the licensing of tradespersons in the Province.
- New Brunswick Workplace Health, Safety & Compensation Commission
The WHSCC provides accident prevention services, occupational health and safety assistance and cost-effective disability and liability insurance to workers and employers in New Brunswick.
- Newfoundland & Labrador Occupational Health and Safety Branch
The mandate of the Occupational Health and Safety Branch is to maintain and improve health and safety standards in the workplace through the administration of Labrador and Newfoundland’s occupational health and safety acts and regulations.
- Nova Scotia Department of Environment & Labour
This site contains information on everything from clean air and water programs, to regulations for workplace safety and equality.
- Ontario Ministry of Labour
The Ministry of Labour’s mission is to advance safe, fair and harmonious workplace practices that are essential to the social and economic well-being of the people of Ontario.
- Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board
The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) oversees Ontario’s workplace safety education and training system, provides disability benefits, monitors the quality of health care, and assists in early and safe return to work.
- Quebec Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST)
Established in Québec since 1980, the Institut de reherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) is a scientific research organization known for the quality of its work and the expertise of its personnel.
- Saskatchewan Labour Relations and Workplace Safety
The Occupational Health and Safety Division helps people in the workplace understand and fulfill their responsibilities. Occupational health officers also support occupational health committees and worker representatives, inspect workplaces and enforce compliance with health and safety requirements.
- Workers’ Compensation Board – Manitoba
The workers’ compensation system is an accident insurance system for employers and workers, established early in this century to replace the tort system (through the courts) for determining compensation for workplace injuries.
- Workers’ Compensation Board – Northwest Territories & Nunavut
The WCB oversees the laws that protects workers in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut: The Workers' Compensation Acts, Safety Acts and Regulations, Mine Health and Safety Acts , and Explosives Use Acts.
- Workers’ Compensation Board – Nova Scotia
Our mission is to co-ordinate the workers’ compensation system to assist injured workers and their employers by providing timely medical and rehabilitative support to help injured workers return to work; and to provide appropriate compensation for work-related injuries and illnesses.
- Workers’ Compensation Board – Prince Edward Island
WCB exists to promote safe workplaces and to protect employers and injured workers through a sustainable accident insurance program.
- Workers’ Compensation Board – Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan’s Workers’ Compensation Board administers a compensation system on behalf of workers and employers by collecting assessment premiums from employers and making appropriate payments to injured workers from a common fund.
- Workers’ Compensation Board – Yukon
The WCB provides care and compensation for injured workers, while ensuring safe and healthy work practices.
- Workplace Health, Safety & Compensation Commission – Newfoundland & Labrador
The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission is an employer-funded no fault insurance system that promotes safe and healthy workplaces, provides return-to-work programs and fair compensation to injured workers and their dependants.
- WorkSafeBC (Workers’ Compensation Board – British Columbia)
WorkSafeBC is dedicated to promoting workplace health and safety for the workers and employers of this province. We consult with and educate employers and workers and monitor compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.
- Australia Government: National Occupational Health and Safety Commission
The key role of the ASCC is to provide leadership and coordination for national efforts to prevent workplace death, injury and disease.
- European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work was set up to collect, analyse and promote OSH-related information. The Agency's mission is to make Europe’s workplaces safer, healthier and more productive, and in particular to promote an effective prevention culture.
- Government of South Australia: WorkCover Corporation
WorkCover Corporation SA is a statutory authority established under the WorkCover Corporation Act 1994 and has responsibility for admistration of the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986 (WRC Act).
- Great Britain Health and Safety Commission: Health and Safety Executive
The Health and Safety Commission is responsible for health and safety regulation in Great Britain.
- New Zealand Department of Labour: Occupational Health and Safety Service
The Department of Labour provides best practice information and guidance to assist New Zealand businesses with health and safety in the workplace. The Department of Labour also inspects workplaces to check on safety and health arrangements, investigates accidents at work, makes sure employers and employees comply with health and safety legislation and is responsible for regulating the storage and use of hazardous substances, explosives and dangerous goods, and for the safety of amusement devices.
- Northern Territory Government of Australia: NT WorkSafe
NT WorkSafe is responsible for the Territory-wide regulation of occupational health and safety, rehabilitation and workers’ compensation.
- Swedish Work Environment Authority
The Swedish Work Environment Authority is the administrative authority for questions relating to the working environment.
- US Department of Health and Human Services: National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH)
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness.
- US Department of Labor: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
OSHA’s mission is to assure the safety and health of America’s workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health.
- Victorian Government, Australia: Victorian WorkCover Authority
The Victorian WorkCover Authority (VWA) is the manager of Victoria’s workplace safety system.
- World Health Organization (WHO)
The World Health Organization is the United Nations specialized agency for health. WHO’s objective is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.