LiUNA! Associated Sites


Occupational health and safety guide - In response to public recognition of injury and fatality rates in the workplace, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) was created on April 28, 1971. Since its formation, OSHA has been committed to directing its resources to reduce and prevent injuries, illnesses and deaths in all workplaces. OSHA accomplishes its goals through creating and enforcing workplace standards, providing employer and worker education and offering employer assistance and planning. Filled with more than 40 beneficial resources, this guide provided links to a wealth of information to empower employers, workers, students, teachers and others. Inside you’ll find resources about the development of occupational safety law, as well as employer resources, worker resources and much more. Infrastructure Health & Safety Association -The Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA) works for the elimination of occupational injuries, illness, and death in the provinces construction industry. Established in 1929, it is the industry's primary source of health and safety know-how. Laborers' International Union of North America - The Laborers are one of the fastest-growing unions in North America. Laborers fight for more opportunity for workers and employers, and for better wages, good benefits and safe jobsites. Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety - The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is a Canadian federal government agency based in Hamilton, ON, which serves to support the vision of eliminating all Canadian work-related illnesses and injuries. CSA International - We test products for compliance to national and international standards, and issue certification marks for qualified products. Certification marks tell potential customers and users that a product has been evaluated by a formal process-involving examination, testing and follow-up inspection-and that it complies with applicable standards for safety and performance. Workers Health and Safety Centre - Our unique perspective on occupational health and safety separates us from other training service providers. We avoid band-aid solutions and victim blaming tactics. Instead we help get to the root of the problem to control hazardous work conditions or better yet eliminate them altogether. Technical Standards & Safety Authority - Our goal is to make people's lives better by enhancing public safety. A full-service safety provider, TSSA carries out a broad spectrum of tasks on behalf of governments, businesses and the general public. Workplace Safety and Insurance Board - We're here to serve the people of Ontario by promoting safe and healthy workplaces, and by providing a comprehensive and viable support and insurance system for injured workers and employers. As members of the WSIB team, we are committed to fulfilling our mission with caring and excellence. Building and Construction Trades Department - Our goal is to help construction workers: Receive fair wages, benefits and job-site standards, secure safe and healthy work site conditions, obtain training and skills upgrading, use their political voice, defend the dignity of all craft work. Canadian Labour Congress - The Canadian Labour Congress is the largest democratic and popular organization in Canada with over three million members. The Canadian Labour Congress brings together Canada's national and international unions, the provincial and territorial federations of labour and 137 district labour councils. Material Safety Data Sheet - A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is designed to provide both workers and emergency personnel with the proper procedures for handling or working with a particular substance. Ontario Federation of Labour - The Ontario Federation of Labour is the provinces house of labour, or central labour body. Just as workers unite in a union to protect their rights, so also do unions unite in central labour bodies to further their aims and objectives. Poison Help - Use this web site to read about poison centers and poison prevention. This web site does not provide information about diagnosing and treating poisonings. Workplace Health and Safety Information - Comprehensive, timely and accurate coverage of the core allied fields encompassing occupational health and safety. Labourers Learn Website LabourStart - This is an online news service maintained by a global network of volunteers which aims to serve the international trade union movement by collecting and disseminating information - and by assisting unions in campaigning and other ways. Laborers' Health and Safety Fund of North America - The Laborers Health and Safety Fund of North America exists to: Enhance jobsite safety and health, Improve the competitiveness of LIUNA signatory employers and Strengthen the Laborer's International Union of North America (LIUNA). Labourers Pension Fund of Central and Eastern Canada LIUNA's Tri-Funds - The Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust (LECET) brings the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) and its signatory contractors together to address issues of importance to both. Laborers and their employers share a lot of common ground. Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers Inc. - The mission of the occupational health clinics for Ontario Workers Inc. (OHCOW) is to prevent occupational illnesses and injury, and to promote the highest degree of physical, mental and social well-being of all workers. Central Ontario Building Trades - The Central Ontario Building Trades represent over 45,000 skilled trades men and woman in central Ontario.
GOVERNMENT SITES Ontario Government Canadian Government U.S. Department of Labor Ministry of Labour - Established in 1919 to develop and enforce labour legislation, the Ministry of Labour's mission is to advance safe, fair and harmonious workplace practices that are essential to the social and economic well-being of the people of Ontario. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health - The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness. The TradeLinks initiative provides relevant information on tax credits and financial resourses such as the tradesperson's deduction for tools, the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant and the Apprenticeship Completion grant. This site also has links to career opportunities, bookkeeping, employee rights and employer responsibilities.