The Ontario Federation of Labour administers Prevention Link as a program service for workplaces and member organizations. It also works closely with the Workers Health and Safety Centre (WHSC), Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW), and the Office of the Worker Adviser (OWA), an independent agency of the Ontario Ministry of Labour, to coordinate support services for injured workers and their survivors.
Building on over 25 years of success operating as the Occupational Disability Response Team or ODRT, the OFL’s expanded and revitalized Prevention Link Program – has evolved into Ontario’s only comprehensive disability prevention program. Prevention Link takes a holistic approach to disability prevention by utilizing best practices and applying principles of occupational disability prevention – from a secondary prevention perspective. When adversarial or untenable dynamics are hindering the ability of workplace parties to reach agreement on matters relating to compensation, accommodation, health and safety, or return-to-work, Prevention Link facilitates collaboration and builds consensus for change.
Visit www.preventionlink.ca for more information
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Workers Health and Safety Centre (WHSC)
The Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) was first established to help train workers and workplace representatives so they could act with confidence and competence on their considerable legal rights and responsibilities as provided by occupational health and safety law. Meeting and exceeding this legislation remains a focus for the WHSC. In the face of unchecked occupational hazards and much suffering, full implementation of these rights and responsibilities is an absolute necessity, socially and morally.
The WHSC’s unique perspective on occupational health and safety also separates it from other training service providers. The WHSC avoids band-aid solutions and victim blaming tactics. Instead it help get to the root of the problem to control hazardous work conditions or better yet eliminate them altogether.
Visit the WHSC website at www.whsc.on.ca
Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)
The OFL also works closely with the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers Inc. (OHCOW). The mandate of the OHCOW is to prevent occupational illnesses and injury, and to promote the highest degree of physical, mental and social well-being of all workers.
OHCOW strives to accomplish this through the identification of workplace factors which are detrimental to the health and well-being of all workers, through the distribution of excellent occupational health, hygiene, and ergonomic information to increase knowledge among workers, employers and the general public; and through the provision of services designed to produce changes to improve workplaces and the health of workers.
Visit the OHCOW website at www.ohcow.on.ca