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Resources from the Public Services Health & Safety Association

Ontario Ministry of Labour is conducting safety inspections at Family Health Teams as part of a health care sector enforcement initiative. The goal of these inspections is ensure compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA). The three priority areas of focus are for these inspections are internal responsibility systems, workplace violence, and needle safety.

AFHTO has partnered with the Public Services Health & Safety Association (PSHSA) to provide our members with the tools and resources below. We have been working with PSHSA to develop more tools and resources to help you understand and meet your obligations under OSHA.

PSHSA is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Labour and works with Ontario’s Public and Broader Public Sector employers and workers, providing training, consulting and resources to reduce workplace risks and prevent occupational injuries and illnesses.

In addition to the tools and resources below, you may want to check out the following from AFHTO:


Prevention of Workplace Violence is a priority indicator for the 2018 Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) from HQO.

The resources on this page will help you address this indicator in your QIP. See also HQO’s guidance document (LINK and report on how teams addressed this question last year (LINK: ).

See this page for more resources to help you with this year’s QIP (LINK: