COVID-19 Resources - Learn More Here

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:

 
  • Aggregates

    Information about hazards in the aggregate industry and how to prevent them.

  • Asbestos

    Information about asbestos training, and resources on how to control exposure to asbestos-containing material.

  • Commercial Vehicle Operator's Registration (CVOR)

    Mandatory registration system that monitors the safety performance of large truck and bus operators.

  • Confined Space

    Information on health and safety hazards associated with working in a confined space.

  • Constructing and using ice roads in Ontario

    Learn the basic steps for planning, designing, constructing, and operating ice roads.

  • Construction Health and Safety Manual

    Our most comprehensive health and safety guide. It's a must-have for every construction worker and helps you recognize and protect yourself against health and safety hazards.

    Disponible en français: Manuel de santé et sécurité de l'industrie de la construction

  • Cranes and Concrete Pumps

    Accidents involving tower cranes, mobile cranes, and concrete pumps can have tragic consequences for workers and the public.

  • Distracted Driving

    Distracted driving is a leading cause of driving-related deaths in Ontario. This section provides information and resources about driver safety and eliminating distractions.

  • Electrical Hazards

    Protective measures against electrical hazards such as electric shock, arc flash and powerline contact.

  • Fall Prevention & Working at Heights

    Fall protection training and resources on how to protect yourself or your workers from falls from heights.

  • Fleet Safety Council

    An association of driver trainers and safety professionals helping to promote safety within the transportation industry.

  • Getting Started

    This section will provide you with the resources you need to "get started" on the path to health and safety.

  • Health and Safety Policy and Program

    Sample documents to help you develop a health and safety policy and program or revise your existing one.

  • Health and Safety Representatives

    Information on powers, duties, and training requirements for those who are interested in becoming their company's H & S Rep.

  • Heat Stress

    How to recognize the symptoms of heat stress and implement ways to prevent it.

  • Heavy Equipment

    The dangers of working with heavy vehicles or equipment and information on establishing safety measures such as traffic control procedures.

  • Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) Certification

    Training courses to become a certified member of a Joint Health and Safety Committee.

  • Lift Smartly

    Heavy or repetitive lifting can hurt your back and lead to a musculoskeletal disorder (MSD).

  • New, Young, and Experienced Workers

    The age, background, and experience level of a worker can have an impact on the hazards they may be exposed to and the type of injuries they may face in the workplace.

  • 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.

Social Networks

Join us on some of the following social networks. Follow our daily tweets on twitter. Browse our video archive on Vimeo and subscribe to our channel on YouTube.

© Copyright Infrastructure Health & Safety Association. All rights reserved.