Occupational Health and Safety

AGMCA Health and Safety Policy

It is our policy to perform work in the safest possible manner consistent with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the regulations made under the act. Protecting employees from injury or disease is a major continuing objective.

Supervisors will be held accountable for the health and safety of workers under their supervision. Supervisors are responsible for ensuring that equipment is safe and that workers under their direction comply with established safe work procedures. Workers must receive adequate health and safety training in their specific work tasks.

Workers must protect their own health and safety, and the health and safety of others, by working in compliance with the law and with the practices and procedure spelled out in this policy.

It is in the best interest of all parties to consider accident prevention in every activity. Commitment to health and safety must form an integral part of this organization.

Compliance with the health and safety policy and program will be regularly reviewed at all employee levels and violations will be recorded.

Repeated willful violations of this policy by any trade contractor or employee at any level may be considered cause for discipline or dismissal. The procedures in this policy have been formulated as a guide to assist employees in enjoying a productive and safe future.

The Health & Safety Policy Program & Guide for Glazier Contractors in Ontario

The AGMCA, in participation with organized Labour (IUPAT) and with the assistance of Construction Safety Association of Ontario and the Workers’ Safety & Insurance Board of Ontario, has recently published a 60 page booklet for the Glazier Trade, available to its’ contractors and their trades persons.

The Health & Safety Policy Program & Guide has been designed to help glass and glazing contractors meet their responsibilities regarding health and safety policies and programs.  The “Guide” will compliment a firm’s efforts to develop their employee specific programs in accordance with Ontario’s Occupational Health & Safety Act.

The “Guide” is provided free to AGMCA contractors and their trades persons through the Association and its’ Training Centres.

Obtain your copy of the “Guide” online – Document format .pdf

Adobe Acrobat for documents in (*.pdf) format

The Safety Edge – The Business Case for Safety in Construction

The Safety Edge is an online interactive program, which emphasizes the business reasons for making safety part of every job.  The Council of Ontario Construction Associations (COCA), along with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) and the Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA), have tested and developed The Safety Edge to reach small construction firms.  Early in a construction firm’s growth, when it starts to grow, is a critical time to change behaviour and incorporate better health and safety practices.

Successful construction companies know that a strong safety system is a key part of their business.  Those companies don’t just pay lip service to safety, they make it a part of their everyday culture, and part of running a profitable venture.

The Safety Edge is designed to help you, the small construction owner, develop a plan and then make it happen, to use proven safety and prevention strategies developed specifically for your sector.

The process is simple:

1. Visit  www.safetyedge.ca
2. Learn why Health & Safety is so important to your company’s success
3. Use the Toolbox to build H&S Policy Statements, create checklists, prepare WSIB clearance certificate requests & set automated reminders
4. Link to resources available to help build safety into your business

Know the Health and Safety System

Please use the following chart as a quick reference for health and safety guidelines, agencies and contact information:

What must you do? Who can help? How?
You must

  • have appropriate WSIB coverage
  • report all injuries requiring health care
  • cooperate in the return to work process
  • follow first aid regulations under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act
Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)


Hamilton 1-800-263-8488
Kitchener 1-800-265-2570
London 1-800-265-4752
Ottawa 1-800-267-9601
Sudbury 1-800-461-3350
Thunder Bay 1-800-465-3934
Toronto 1-800-387-0080
Windsor 1-800-265-7380
Web: http://www.wsib.on.ca
  • Prevention
  • Health Care
  • Return to work
  • Compensation
You must provide mandatory health and safety training and information:

  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • first aid
  • traffic control
  • fall protection
  • other programs
Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA)


Toll Free: 1-800-263-5024
Local: 905-625-0100
Facsimile: 905-625-8998
Web: http://www.ihsa.ca
Email: info@ihsa.ca
  • Training
  • Consultation
  • Technical services and support
  • Print, video, and digital information
You must

  • report all critical and fatal accidents to the Ministry of Labour (MOL)
  • ensure that mandatory legislated training is delivered
  • file a Notice of Project where required by the MOL
  • appoint competent supervisors
  • establish a written health and safety policy and program
Ministry of Labour (MOL)


Toronto 1-800-268-8013
Central Region
Eastern Region
Northern Region
Western Region
Web: http://www.gov.on.ca/
  • Legislation
  • Pre-job meetings
  • Information
  • Inspection
  • Investigation
  • Enforcement