World Health Organization: Organizational Health Model

The World Health Organization (WHO) intends that this background document, the framework and model of a healthy workplace, will help make some sense of this overabundance of information, and provide some guidance to those stakeholders who are trying to make a difference in workplace health (3.2 MB PDF).

20 questions not-for-profit board directors should ask about overseeing management of risk

A key aspect of board governance is its responsibility to identify and manage risk. But in an NFP, a board’s role in this matter can vary widely. If you are a director with a small NFP whose staff might not have the experience to manage risk, you may find your role is a little more ‘hands-on’ in this area.


Safety and business: one award winner’s strategic approach

Peter van Stralen, president and CEO of Sunshine Brands, is the latest recipient of an Ontario Premier's Award (business) for outstanding college graduates in Ontario. He considers safety a critical success factor in sustaining the company's success. Here's what he told WSPS Network News in a recent conversation.


Practical Guide to Leading Indicators: Metrics, Case Studies & Strategies

Leading indicators continues to be a key area of interest in the field of environmental, health and safety (EHS). This report describes the second phase of a research project conducted by the Campbell Institute to advance the state of knowledge and practice regarding the use of leading indicators to improve EHS performance.


CEOs talking safety: measuring performance, holding contractors accountable, and more

"View from the Top," a Q&A session featuring three CEOs, is an annual must-see at WSPS' national Partners in Prevention Health & Safety Conference & Trade Show. CEOs share opinions, insights and advice as they answer such questions from delegates as "How are you able to instill health and safety as a core value in your managers and supervisors?"


Is Health and Safety Risk On Your Board's Agenda?

The Conference Board of Canada and The Directors College are pleased to present “Is Health and Safety Risk On Your Board's Agenda?”, a special webinar with Elizabeth Mills, President & CEO of Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS).


Is Health & Safety on Your Board Agenda?

This briefing, co-authored by Elizabeth Mills, President & CEO of WSPS and the Conference Board of Canada, discusses how boards can ensure the quality of their due diligence and make an important contribution to the risk culture of their organization by assuming formal oversight of workplace health and safety risk.


Health and Safety Leadership Centre

The Conference Board of Canada’s Health and Safety Leadership Centre (HSLC) supports the continuous improvement of healthy and safe workplaces. It is founded on the principle that effective leadership of health and safety is essential to the operation of a successful business. Participation in this centre allows business leaders, government, and academia to exchange best practices within a learning community and show their visible commitment to the enhancement of employee physical, social, and mental well-being. The benefits will be realized as this learning is integrated into organizational business strategies, systems, and processes.