Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) Information

Occupational Health and Safety promotes health and safety through partnerships, resources, education and enforcement of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

What Does OH&S Do?

  • offers explanations on the minimum legislated standards;
  • provides health and safety advice and information to employers and workers; and
  • ensures compliance with the minimum legislated standards through partnerships, complaint resolution, investigations of incidents and targeted inspections.

OH&S is Different Than the WCB

  • OH&S is a branch of the government (part of Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour) while the WCB is an independent organization that is entirely funded by employer contributions.
  • OHS focuses on prevention of workplace injuries and illnesses while the WCB is an insurance program that helps injured workers return to work and obtain compensation for lost wages.

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