Resource Links

Health Canada - This comprehensive website can also be reached by following links on the first web link provided.

Pandemic Influenza - One-stop access to information from Government of Canada departments and agencies on pandemic, avian and seasonal influenza.

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety - Canada's national centre for occupational health and safety (OH&S) information, established and partly funded by the federal government.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health - United States agency responsible for training, research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related disease and injury. The agency is part of the United States Department of Health.

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration - United States agency responsible for inspection of worksites and enforcement of occupational health and safety laws. The agency is part of the United States Department of Labor

Health Canada's Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) - In partnership with Alberta Human Resources and Employment, Health Canada administers the federal Hazardous Products Act (HPA) and associated Controlled Products Regulations (CPR). This legislation requires Canadian suppliers (including distributors and importers) to provide supplier labels and material safety data sheets (MSDSs) for controlled products that are sold or imported for use in Canadian workplaces. The Health Canada WHMIS web site is designed to help suppliers to comply with the law.

Alberta Workers' Heath Centre - This non-profit organization is supported by the Alberta Federation of Labour and many unions, including the Health Sciences Association of Alberta. They provide information and free consultation on all aspects of worker health and safety including: hazards on the job; rights to a healthy workplace and compensation; strategies and programs for improving the workplace; issues of health and safety regulation; and enforcement. Their site provides links to many activist organizations working towards improving workers' health and safety.

Safety Associations

Public Services Health & Safety Association (Ontario) - is a non-profit corporation of Health Care Employers in Ontario. It is established under the Ontario Business Corporations Act and is a "designated entity" under the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act, subject to provisions of this statute in terms of governance, funding, functions, operations and objectives.

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) -  was conceived in early 1998 in an Accord between management and union representatives. The Accord resulted in the creation of OHSAH, an agency with the goal of reducing workplace injuries and illness in health-care workers and returning injured workers back to the job quickly and safely. On October 1, 2010, Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) began supporting the following provincial programs previously maintained by the Occupational Health and Safety Agency for Healthcare (OHSAH) in B.C., as that organization has ceased operations due to discontinued funding.

The Association for Health and Safety in the workplace, social affairs sector (Association pour la santé et la sécurité au travail, secteur des affaires sociales) - This health and safety association in Quebec has nineteen management and labour associations as members and has a joint Board of Directors. It is a non-profit organization funded mainly by premiums collected from all employers in the health and social service sector.

Continuing Care Safety Association - The CCSA is a unique organization that provides industry-specific health and safety training to the Alberta continuing care sector. They  assist member organizations in implementing health and safety training programs, they aim to lower incidences of workplace injury.

WorkSafeBC - is dedicated to promoting workplace health and safety for the workers and employers in the province of British Colombia. They consult with and educate employers and workers and monitor compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation. They have a robust Healthcare  specific website that includes many resources and videos for our industry.