Here you will find information for:

  • 1. individuals that hire construction trades for service work
  • 2. information developed for contractors.

What this tool can do for you

This tool is dedicated to the health and safety of those involved in the service, repair, and retrofit industries. It provides information on responsibilities, liabilities, hazards, and proper procedures that relate to both purchasers of services and the contractors and workers who provide those services.


How to use this tool


Follow these two steps:

  • 1. From the three descriptions above, click on the one that best suits your circumstances.
  • 2. Once you have made your selection, you will be taken to a new page highlighting your responsibilities. 

Creation of this tool

Operating within the IHSA Labour-Management Network, the Service Sector Labour-Management Health and Safety Committee has created this web tool. The committee has assembled information that purchasers should know when dealing with individual trades to ensure both workers and clients enjoy a healthy and safe work environment. The committees of the Labour-Management Network are dedicated to adding new, relevant information as this web tool progresses.


New Topics

If there are topics related to health and safety that you wish to have addressed, please email with your suggestion and reference the Service Sector Labour-Management Committee in the subject line.