About

Your health and safety partner 

An independent not-for-profit organization, Workplace Safety North (WSN) is a leading provider of health and safety services, training, and resources for mining, mine rescue, forestry, paper, printing and converting sectors, as well as northern Ontario businesses across all sectors. 

As one of Ontario's four sector-based health and safety associations, businesses call upon WSN for expert advice and information, classroom and online training programs, on-site consultations, health and safety audits, industrial hygiene testing, and specific problem-solving. 

Governed by a representative board of directors, and funded by a portion of member dues paid to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), WSN also receives valuable input from volunteer advisory committees.

Occupational health and safety training
Ontario Ministry of Labour-approved courses; Joint Health and Safety Committee Certification, Working at Heights Safety Training, Competent Supervisor, and Mining and Forestry Common Core Programs.

Occupational health and safety services
Safe Workplace Ontario (SWO) business health and safety certification program, and Health and Safety Systems and Cultural Audit.

To fulfill its safety mandate, WSN maintains closeness and familiarity with the day-to-day realities of Ontario resource industries, and oversees Ontario Mine Rescue. Companies participate in WSN-sponsored research, planning and events – all of which have helped to build solid working relationships with industry. This collaborative approach helps increase awareness, knowledge and consistency with regard to the occupational health and safety needs of Ontario workers. WSN health and safety legacy organizations have been helping make Ontario workplaces safer for nearly 100 years, and share a common goal: safe, sustainable, and profitable production.  

We believe

We believe illnesses and injuries can and must be prevented. Belief in prevention drives action and commitment to change.

Our vision
Every worker, home safe and healthy.

Our mission
We are a force for positive action - anticipating and responding to the greatest needs of our clients, and bringing together our partners, members, and diverse communities to build safer, healthier, stronger workplaces.

Values

Wellness: We live and breathe health and safety and we practice what we preach. We are committed to developing and sustaining a safe and healthy workplace and creating a positive work environment.
Clients: We recognize that a satisfied client is our future. We strive to anticipate, meet and exceed client needs and expectations every time.
People: WSN is founded on talented employees applying innovative solutions to advance our client’s health and safety performance. Our people are our greatest strength and deserve to be inspired and empowered to be the best they can be.
Integrity: We are each personally accountable for the highest standards of behavior and professionalism in all aspects of our work. We consistently treat our clients and one another with respect.
Excellence: Our products and services will be of quality and value. We will deliver excellence, and strive for continuous improvement in all that we do.
Leadership: Leadership is demonstrated through our actions. We each lead through our passion, competence and creativity.
Teamwork: Nobody is as smart as everybody. We will collaborate with staff, clients, stakeholders and partners to leverage the significant contributions that come from the diversity of individuals and ideas.