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Occupational Health and Safety

Occupational Health and Safety serves a key role in preventing accidents and ensuring employee wellness. Whether you are an Employer or an Employee, you have Rights and Responsibilities for occupational health and safety.

You are required by law to provide a safe work environment for your employees. The Region of Peel Public Health department does not provide direct support in the area of occupational health and safety except when required to do so by The Health Protection and Promotion Act. Some of these areas include: tobacco by-law enforcement, safe food handling and water quality.

What we can do for you, however, is to assist you in locating needed information and resources. Contact us if you do not find what you are looking for here.


The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) website outlines the obligations, rights and responsibilities of both Employees and Employers.

The Institute for Work and Health is a research group funded by WSIB that generates studies related to safety at work.

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety website has national standard information and interprets many of the regulations. The CCOHS provides information, resources and advice about occupational health. The "Bringing Health to Work" portal on their website highlights how health fits into the health and safety agenda.

The Industrial Accident Prevention Association (IAPA) takes a comprehensive approach to health, safety and environmental issues. The IAPA provides industry specific information and training, consultations, conferences, free downloads, self-assessments, health & safety awards and many more services and resources.

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Revised: February 09, 2010


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