The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) promotes workplace health and safety, and provides a workers compensation system for the employers and workers of Ontario.
The Radiation Safety Institute of Canada was founded in 1980 in response to the disaster in Elliot Lake, where over 200 uranium miners died of lung cancer after being exposed to radioactive radon gas and long lived radioactive dust. It is a not-for-profit independent national organization dedicated to prevention of cancers resulting from unacceptable exposure to radiation, and works to promote radiation safety in the workplace, in the home and in the environment in Canada and internationally.
This partnership between WorkSafeBC and UBC addresses current and emerging issues of work-related health in BC by developing and promoting the use of routinely collected health and compensation data from multiple sources. The data allows research to be conducted on the entire working-age population over a 25 year period, providing a unique and comprehensive portrait of the health and well being of BC’s workers.
The Centre for Research Expertise in Occupational Disease was founded to further the understanding and prevention of occupational disease.
The Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders conducts research to improve the understanding of and prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders.
The Institute for Work & Health conducts and shares research that protects and improves the health of working people and is valued by policy-makers, workers and workplaces, clinicians, and health & safety professionals.
CAREX Canada is developing estimates of the number of Canadians exposed to known, probable and possible carcinogens in workplace and community environments.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer is part of the World Health Organization. IARC’s mission is to coordinate and conduct research on the causes of human cancer, the mechanisms of carcinogenesis, and to develop scientific strategies for cancer prevention and control.
Health & Safety Ontario is comprised of four health and safety associations: Infrastructure Health & Safety Association, Public Services Health & Safety Association, Workplace Safety North, and Workplace Safety & Prevention Services.
The Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) is a occupational health and safety research organization that bridges the gap between the public-sector health and safety network in Quebec and the research community.