February 28, 2024


OH&S Toolkit: Policies, Procedures and Resources

Safety Roadmap

Use the safety roadmap for your business size to get started on your health and safety journey.


Use the checklists for your business size to understand your health and safety requirements.


Download these sample health and safety policies to customize and implement in your workplace.

Training & Orientation

Training is an essential part of a health and safety program. It provides the knowledge and practice to prevent injuries and illness in the workplace. Check out the resources below.

Work Together: Internal Responsibility System

The Occupational Health and Safety Act is built on the principal that workers and employers must work together to identify and resolve health and safety issues. If you regularly employ 6-19 employees then you are required to have a Worker Health and Safety Representative (HSR). The HSR helps to identify workplace hazards and makes recommendations to you, the employer. If you regularly employ 20 or more employees, if your organization has a designated substance to which a worker may be exposed, or if the MLITSD has issued an order to have a JHSC, then you are required to have a Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC). The JHSC helps to identify workplace hazards and recommends improvements to the employer.

Worker Health & Safety Representative

Joint Health & Safety Committee

Hazard Assessment and Reporting

Information to help you recognize and control hazards at and around the worksite. Use this information as part of your program development and orientation training program.

Mental Health

1 in 5 Ontario workers will experience a mental health problem this year. The Mental Harm Prevention Roadmap is a free tool that was developed by WSPS in collaboration with Howatt HR Consulting and can help organizations in their journey to promote mental health and prevent mental harm regardless of sector or level of readiness. It offers an evidence-based approach that helps you create and implement strategies, programs and policies related to psychological health and safety.

Safety Checks for Workers

Use our Landscaping Safety Checks to provide information to workers on how to work safely with specific hazards. Safety Checks can be used in orientation training, tailgate talks or even one-on-one coaching.

Closing the Loop:
Setting up a Health & Safety System in your Small Business (Landscape and Growers)

Developed in partnership with Landscape Ontario, this guide helps you navigate through the rules and regulations that govern workplace health and safety. Closing the Loop: Setting Up a Health & Safety System in Your Small Business.

Virtual Safety Connection

Free WSPS virtual safety connections are available via WSPS on a variety of topics.

Additional Resources:

Next Steps

Looking for additional support? Learn more at the WSPS Small Business Centre where you can access free advice and education to stay on track with health and safety.


If you have additional questions, contact WSPS online or by calling 1-877-494-9777