How We Help

Here to help make workplaces safer

Workplace Safety North (WSN) is a not-for-profit health and safety association funded by the provincial government to provide approved health and safety training and services to the mining and forest products industries. A trusted safety advisor, WSN and its legacy organizations have been helping make workplaces safer since 1915. 

As part of WSN, Ontario Mine Rescue (OMR) provides training to mine rescue team members throughout the province to continuously improve the skills and knowledge of mine rescue techniques and procedures. Since its creation in 1929, OMR has established a reputation for excellence in emergency response.

Headquartered in northern Ontario, Workplace Safety North knows the day-to-day realities of Ontario’s resource industries. By including companies in research, risk assessments and root cause analyses, WSN builds and sustains close working relationships that ensure services and information stay relevant.

WSN vision, mission and values

Our vision is every worker home safe and healthy.

Our mission is to be 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.

Our values are compassion, integrity, respect, and team spirit. These values shape who we are and how we work.

With health and safety specialists across Ontario, you can access the following services:

A proud partner in Ontario's occupational health and safety system

WSN is recognized by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development, the Ministry of Colleges and Universities, and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board as a designated training and service provider.