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Partners in Prevention – New Ontario Health and Safety Conference


February 8, 2010
By Anthony Capkun

The Ontario workplace health and safety system, which comprises four newly amalgamated organizations (Infrastructure Health and Safety Association [IHSA], Health and Safety Association for Government Services [HSAGS], Safe Workplace Promotion Services Ontario [SWPSO] and Workplace Safety North [WSN], has provided more details on its new health and safety conference and trade show.

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Partners in Prevention 2010: Ontario Health & Safety Conference
& Trade Show takes place May 4-5, with a pre-conference program for
small businesses and organizational leaders on May 3. The inaugural
event promises to provide delegates with opportunities for expanding
their H&S knowledge while developing practical tools and
applications that will assist them in reducing injuries, illnesses and
fatalities in their workplaces. The trade show will boast about 400
exhibitors.

Backgrounder
Ontario’s workplace health and safety system undertook an assessment and
restructuring of its programs and services; as a result, 12 of the
province’s H&S associations amalgamated to form four new
organizations (effective January 1, 2010). Combined, these four
organizations serve more than 236,000 Ontario businesses. They are:

The Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) is formed by:

• Construction Safety Association of Ontario (CSAO)
• Electrical & Utilities Safety Association (E&USA)
• Transportation Health and Safety Association of Ontario (THSAO)

Health and Safety Association for Government Services (HSAGS) is formed
by:

• Education Safety Association of Ontario (ESAO)
• Municipal Health and Safety Association (MHSA)
• Ontario Safety Association for Community and Healthcare (OSACH)

Safe Workplace Promotion Services Ontario (SWPSO) is formed by:

• Farm Safety Association (FSA)
• Industrial Accident Prevention Association (IAPA)
• Ontario Service Safety Alliance (OSSA)

Workplace Safety North (WSN) is formed by:

• Mines and Aggregates Safety & Health Association (MASHA)
• Ontario Forestry Safe Workplace Association (OFSWA)
• Pulp and Paper Health & Safety Association (PPHSA)

CLICK HERE for conference details.