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Topics & Hazards

We have worked with a variety of companies to address prevention-related issues. Our prevention teams have extensive experience with providing organizations with expertise, guidance, support and thought leadership in the following areas:

  • Motor Vehicle Incidents

    How to avoid motor vehicle accidents.

  • Musculoskeletal Disorders and Ergonomics

    Resources to help you recognize, assess and control ergonomic hazards that could lead to painful and costly musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).

  • National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO)

    A certificate awarded to those who have practical construction knowledge and a wide range of health and safety training.

  • Noise Awareness

    Information about the effects of noise and how to control it.

  • Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations

    Online version of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and associated regulations that can be searched by topic or keyword.

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

    Information on protective equipment such as hard hats, safety glasses, safety boots, hearing protection, and respirators.

  • Return to Work

    Resources to help injured workers get back to safe and productive work as soon as possible.

  • Road Safety Solutions

    Programs, products and services to assist the employer in the development and implementation of a road safety program.

  • Safety Talks

    A comprehensive collection of 5-minute safety talks that reminds workers about health and safety issues on the jobsite.

  • Slips, Trips, and Falls

    In the industries served by IHSA, slips, trips, and falls are one of the leading causes of fatalities and critical injuries across Ontario.

  • Smoking and Smoking Cessation

    It is common knowledge that smoking is bad for your health. In fact, smoking costs the Ontario economy about $2 billion in health care costs each year. Workers who smoke are also at higher risk of contracting diseases from exposure to various substances in the workplace.

  • Struck-by Hazards

    Struck-by is a term for the various injuries that occur when workers are hit—or struck—by tools, materials, equipment, or vehicles. It is a leading cause of injury in the industries that IHSA serves.

  • Supervisors

    Resources to help you become a competent supervisor.

  • Suspended Access Equipment

    Resources for employers who work with suspended work platform systems and boatswain's chairs.

  • Traffic Control

    Resources compiled for the recent blitz on struck-by hazards associated with traffic control on construction sites and roadbuilding projects.

  • Trenching and Excavations

    Information on how to prevent accidents relating to trenching and excavation work.

  • Workplace Violence and Harassment

    Employers in Ontario are required to assess the risks of workplace violence and develop policies and programs towards eliminating violence and harassment in their workplaces.

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