Health & Safety Resources


Occupational Health & Safety Act

The Ontario Health and Safety Act (OHSA) safeguards workers' three basic rights:

  • the right to know,
  • the right to participate, and
  • the right to refuse unsafe work.

The Act outlines the duties and responsibilities of employers, supervisors, workers, and joint health and safety committees (JHSC), prohibits reprisal by an employer, and provides penalties for violations of the Act.


ETFO Provincial Health & Safety



Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is a comprehensive plan for providing information on the safe use of hazardous materials used in Canadian workplaces. Information is provided by means of product labels, material safety data sheets (MSDS) and worker education programs.


Ministry of Labour

The Ministry of Labour's mandate is to establish, communicate and enforce workplace standards in areas such as occupational health and safety, labour relations and employment rights and responsibilities.





The following are resources for Domestic Violence.

- Ontario Safety Association for Community & Healthcare (OSACH) Addressing Domestic Violence in the Workplace.  

- Neighbours, Friends & Families:

- Make It Our Business:

- To order a brochure from Neighbours, Friends & Families:

- Assaulted Women's Helpline: 1-866-863-0511

- Abused Women's Help Line : 519-642-3000

- Abused Women's Help Line (Elgin County): 1-800-265-4305

- Abused Women's Help Line (Huron County): 1-800-265-5506

- Abused Women's Help Line (Middlesex County): 1-800-265-5390

- Domestic Abuse Services Oxford 24-HR Crisis Line: 1-800-265-1938

- Domestic Abuse Services Oxford:

- Regional Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Treatment Centre: 519-646-6000 Ext. 64224

- Men's Project: 1-877-677-6532

- Canadian Mental Health Association: 519-434-9191 (counselling for males)

- Ministry of Labour: Workplace Violence and Workplace Harassment

- Homewood Employee Health:

-Elgin Coordinated Response to Abused Women and their Children:

-Violence Against Women Services (Elgin County):



The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) promotes workplace health and safety, and provides a workers compensation system for the employers and workers of Ontario. There is extensive information on this site about prevention, forms, health issues, return to work programs, and links to other health and safety organizations.


Employment Insurance

Employment Insurance (EI) provides temporary financial assistance to unemployed Canadians who have lost their job through no fault of their own, while they look for work or upgrade their skills.

Canadians who are sick, pregnant, or caring for a newborn or adopted child, as well as those who must care for a family member who is seriously ill with a significant risk of death or who must provide care or support to their critically ill or injured child may also be assisted by Employment Insurance.