Occupational Hygiene & Safety

OHS iconLast Updated: January 27, 2024

Occupational Hygiene and Safety Services provides a wide range of services including assessments, program development, training and advice.  Using the approach of anticipation, identification, assessment, control, and communication, we deal with issues such as accident investigations and statistics, audits and inspections, first aid, asbestos and other designated substances, mould, noise, ergonomics, chemical safety, heat/cold stress, indoor air quality, materials handling, lockout-tagout and working at heights and confined spaces.


Accident and Incident Reporting


Air Quality Concerns

Cleaning Bird and Animal Urine, Feces and Nesting Areas

Cold Stress

Confined Spaces: Program (), Appendix A (), Appendices B-F (), Appendices G-J (), Restricted Spaces (Standard) ()

Electrical Equipment Guidance

Ergonomics (Office): Webpage

Fall Protection (Work from Elevated Heights)

First Aid Program

First Aid Training: Webpage

Heat Stress

Job Safety Analysis (JSA)

Kitchen Safety: Guidelines (), Kitchen Knife Safety Poster (), Preventing Slips, Trips, & Falls in Kitchens Poster ()

Health and Safety Ontario Information: Baking and Cooking (), Preparing Foods with Knives (), Working in Dishwashing Areas (), Working in Service and Pickup Areas ()

Ladders (Portable)

Lead Program and SOPs ()

Lifting Devices

Loading Dock: Guidelines (), Appendix I – Ideal Lift (), Appendix II – Loading Dock Safety Checklist () and Appendix III – Sample Posters ()

Lockout or Tagout and Lockout Procedures ()

Machine Safety Guidelines

Mould: Webpage, Mould Control Program (), Procedures for Remediation of Fungi (Mould) in Indoor Environments ()


Office Safety: Working Safely with Sharp Blades or Edges in the Office Poster ()

Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs)

Pest Management for Rodents

Respiratory Protection Training and Fit-Testing: Webpage


Scented Products Guidelines

Silica (Crystalline)

Water Issues: What To Do In Case of Water Intrusion or Flood (Webpage)

Working at Heights Training: Webpage

Workplace Violence (links to: Policy with Respect to Workplace Violence () and Workplace Violence Program ()

WSIB Coverage and Information (for more information on WSIB coverage, please contact Health and Well-Being)

Window Cleaning

Working at Elevated Places Standard