Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) is dedicated to the identification and prevention of work-related injuries and illnesses. At the core of each clinic are inter-disciplinary teams with extensive education and experience in occupational health – physicians, nurses, hygienists, ergonomists, information technicians and administrative professionals. OHCOW’s teams can provide expert assessments of whether health conditions (such as asthma) may be work-related; provide patients with prevention advice; and work with workplace parties on prevention interventions. OHCOW’s services are funded by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and are free of charge to patients and workplaces.
OHCOW’s services are available to any worker with a possible occupational health problem. We take a health based approach. This involves determining whether co-workers are at risk, and if possible taking steps to have their workplace exposures evaluated. Education plays a central role in OHCOW’s prevention activities. Workshops and presentations tailored to specific workplace issues or industries may be offered to a union or non-unionized workplace. Free consultative services are offered to unions, employees, employers and Joint Health and Safety Committees.
Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) provides industry-specific health and safety products, training and consulting services to 154,000 businesses and 3.8 million employees in Ontario’s agricultural, manufacturing and service sectors.
As one of four health and safety associations operating under the Health & Safety Ontario banner, WSPS is a trusted advisor to businesses, large and small, seeking to boost productivity and profitability by reaching zero work-related injuries, illnesses and fatalities.
Previously, you knew us as:
- Farm Safety Association (FSA)
- Industrial Accident Prevention Association (IAPA)
- Ontario Service Safety Alliance (OSSA)