The Occupational Health & Safety Section provides leadership and advice in support of injury and illness prevention, effective disability management and return to work, health and safety policy and program development and legislative compliance. The section partners with City divisions, unions, employees and joint health and safety committees to foster a strong health and safety internal responsibility system.
The City of Toronto recognizes that domestic/intimate partner violence is not restricted to the home and that it can affect the workplace. Domestic/intimate partner violence is workplace violence when it occurs in the workplace and can threaten the safety of the person experiencing domestic/intimate partner violence, as well as co-workers, supervisors and/or clients. Find out more about the City's commitment to support our workers.
The City of Toronto is committed to promoting mental health and psychological well-being in the workplace. Helpful tips, self-assessment tools and resources for employees and supervisors are posted. Find out more about the City's commitment to continuously improve and support mental health in City workplaces.
The Occupational Health & Safety Act and various regulations require employers to create and deliver training programs for workers who may be exposed to hazards. The programs are necessary so that workers are provided with tools to help identify, assess and use appropriate control measures to minimize or eliminate the hazard.
The City of Toronto is committed to minimizing the risk and incidence of Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) for all members of the Toronto Public Service.
The joint union-management Labour Relations Steering Committee identified health and safety as a continuous improvement priority back in 2006. The key objective of the occupational health and safety continuous improvement initiative is committing to the target of achieving a zero injuries workplace.