Prevention Services
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An important part of our mandate is promoting health and safety in order to prevent and reduce workplace injuries and illness.

The Commission’s Prevention Services works to foster commitment to workplace health and safety among employers, workers and others by:

  • Promoting public awareness of workplace health and safety issues;
  • Educating employers, workers and others about workplace health and safety;
  • Providing services to health and safety committees
    and representatives;
  • Taking the lead in health and safety certification by setting standards under the Occupational Health and Safety Act;
  • Working with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s OH&S Division with respect to workplace health and safety;
  • Promoting funding for workplace health and safety research; and 
  • Partnering with industry associations, government departments, unions and health and safety coalitions across the province to reduce workplace injuries and diseases.

Our health and safety advisors also work in the field helping employers develop workplace health and safety programs. Each advisor has an industry assignment to help serve you better.

For further information contact the Prevention Services Department at 709-778-1552.

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Calling all workers and employers. WorkplaceNL invites every worker and employer in the province to become a Back Protection Agent.

The Back Protection Agent campaign featuring print, radio and television ads is aimed at preventing back injuries in the workplace. The television spots are aired on television stations across Newfoundland and more

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