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Canada - - Health Canada - Radiation Protection Bureau
- This program of the Federal Government deal with protection against ionizing radiation, both at the workplace and elsewhere. Bilingual site (English and French).
Canada - Alberta - Workers' Compensation Board (WCB)
- Nonprofit agency entirely financed by employers' contributions, and responsible for the compensation of workers' occupational injuries and diseases, as well as for the rehabilitation of victims. It also organizes injury prevention and management programs in the workplace.
Canada - British Columbia - WorkSafeBC
- Agency responsible for inspection, prevention, information, training, compensation, and rehabilitation activities in the province.
Canada - Manitoba - Workers' Compensation Board of Manitoba (WCB)
- The WCB is a non-profit mutual accident and disability insurance agency established by legislation, maintained in partnership between workers and employers and funded by employer premiums. The WCB's goals are to reduce the risk of workplace injuries and illness, and to reduce the impact of injuries and illnesses.
Canada - Manitoba - Workplace Safety and Health Division
- Government agency responsible for inspection, licencing, information, and training activities in connection with safety and health in the workplace. Bilingual site (English and French).
Canada - New Brunswick - WorkSafeNB
- Government agency responsible for occupational health and safety, workplace assessment, and the compensation and rehabilitation of workplace accidents and diseases. Bilingual site (English and French).
Canada - Newfoundland and Labrador - Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Branch
- Government agency responsible for investigation, inspection and prevention activities in the area of occupational health and safety.
Canada - Newfoundland and Labrador - Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (WHSCC)
- This agency administers an employer-funded no fault insurance system that promotes safe and healthy workplaces, provides return-to-work programs and fair compensation to injured workers and their dependants.
Canada - Northwest Territories/Nunavut - Workers' Compensation Board (WCB)
- Agency responsible for occupational safety and health activities (inspection, training, information) as well as for the compensation of workplace accidents and diseases in two of Canada's northern territories.
Canada - Nova Scotia - Environment and Labour - Occupational Health and Safety Division
- Agency responsible for prevention, information and training activities in the field of occupational safety and health.
Canada - Nova Scotia - Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) of Nova Scotia
- The mission of the WCB is to coordinate the workers' compensation system to assist injured workers and their employers by providing timely health care and rehabilitative support to facilitate the efforts of injured workers to return to work; and by providing appropriate compensation work-related disabilities.
Canada - Ontario - Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)
- This government agency oversees Ontario's workplace safety education and training system, provides disability benefits, monitors the quality of health care, and assists in early and safe return to work. Bilingual site (English and French).
Canada - Prince Edward Island - Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island
- Agency responsible for the compensation of occupational accidents and diseases, as well as for prevention activities in the province.
Canada - Québec - Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CSST)
- Provincial agency responsible for inspection, prevention, compensation, and rehabilitation activities with respect to safety and health in the workplace. French-language site, with material aimed directly at workers also in English.
Canada - Saskatchewan - Saskatchewan Labour - Occupational Health and Safety Division
- Government division responsible for inspection, information, and training activities in connection with occupational safety and health matters.
Canada - Saskatchewan - Workers' Compensation Board (WCB)
- Independent government agency responsible for the no-fault system of compensation and rehabilitation of occupational accidents and diseases. The agency also engages in preventive and informational activities.
Canada - Yukon Territory - Workers' Compensation, Health and Safety Board (WCHSB)
- Employer funded agency responsible for the compensation of occupational accidents and injuries, as well as for workplace prevention activities.
Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety
- Promotes a safe and healthy working environment by providing information and advice about occupational health and safety.
US - - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- The CDC maintains several departments concerned with occupational safety and health, such as the Center for Injury Prevention and Control, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Bilingual site (English and Spanish).
US - - Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB)
- Independent federal agency responsible for investigating the causes of accidents due to hazardous materials in commerce and industry. CSB Reports contain detailed descriptions of accidents involving chemical hazards in the US.
US - - Department of Labor - Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
- OSHA is the main federal agency charged with the enforcement of safety and health legislation. OSHA is focusing on four strategies: 1) leadership; 2) strong, fair and effective enforcement; 3) outreach, education and compliance assistance; and 4) partnerships with state governments and the private sector. Bilingual site (English and Spanish).
US - - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
- As part of the CDC, NIOSH is the main US federal agency responsible for conducting research into occupational safety and health matters, as well as for investigating work-related hazards, and the carrying out of educational, training and information activities in the field. Bilingual site (English and Spanish).
US - - Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC)
- Independent Federal agency created to decide contests of citations or penalties resulting from OSHA inspections of workplaces in the US.
US - Alabama - Department of Industrial Relations
- Includes information on workers' compensation and mine safety legislation in Alabama.
US - Alabama - Workers' Compensation Division
- Responsible for the administration of the Alabama Workers' Compensation Law to ensure proper payment of benefits to employees injured on the job and encourage safety in the work place.
US - Alaska - Department of Labor and Workplace Development - Occupational Safety and Health Section
- The Section enforces state occupational safety and health regulations. It also provides consultative services and training to public and private sector employers and employees related to safety and health matters.
US - California - Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation (CHSWC)
- Joint labor-management body charged with overseeing the health and safety and workers' compensation systems in California and recommending administrative or legislative modifications to improve their operation.
US - California - Department of Health Services - Occupational Health Branch (OHB)
- Maintaining surveillance, evaluation, and public education about occupational disease and injury among California workers.
US - California - Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH)
- The Division protects workers and the public from safety hazards by enforcing the state's occupational and public safety laws and it provides information and consultative assistance to employers, workers and the public about workplace and public safety matters.
US - California - Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB)
- The OSHSB is the standards-setting agency within the Cal/OSHA program. Its objectives are to adopt reasonable and enforceable standards at least as effective as federal standards.
US - Colorado - Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) - Division of Workers' Compensation
- The Division provides information to enable injured workers, employers, insurance carriers and self-insured employers to comply with the statutory requirements of the Workers' Compensation Act and to encourage safety on the job and containment of costs.
US - Connecticut - Department of Labor - Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA)
- This Division enforces state occupational safety and health regulations as they apply to state and municipal employees.
US - Florida - Department of Financial Services - Division of Workers' Compensation
- Agency responsible for workers' compensation in Florida.
US - Hawaii - Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) - Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Division (HIOSH)
- This division is responsible for inspection, reporting, training, and information in connection with occupational safety and health matters.
US - Idaho - Idaho Industrial Commission
- Agency responsible for workers' compensation in Idaho.
US - Illinois - Illinois Workers' Comp Commission
- The Commission is the state court for workers' compensation cases.
US - Indiana - Worker's Compensation Board
- Agency responsible for the compensation of occupational accidents and diseases, the provision of medical services to injured workers, and vocational rehabilitation.
US - Iowa - Iowa Division of Workers' Compensation
- Site of the state workers' compensation authority.
US - Iowa - Labor Services Division
- Links to state sites dealing with occupational safety, including enforcement, record-keeping, consultation and education.
US - Louisiana - Louisiana Department of Labor
- The site has limited information on workmen's compensation program in the state.
US - Maine - Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Standards
- The Bureau has various programs in the safety and health area, including the "SafetyWorks!" program, training activities, and safety and health monitoring in the public sector.
US - Maine - Workers' Compensation Board
- The purpose of the Board is mission is to serve the employees and employers of the State fairly and expeditiously by ensuring compliance with workers' compensation laws, ensuring the prompt delivery of benefits legally due, promoting the prevention of disputes, utilizing dispute resolution to reduce litigation and facilitating labor-management cooperation.
US - Maryland - Division of Labor and Industry - Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH)
- This agency carries out Maryland's OSHA program covering all workers in the state. It does so by activities of compliance, enforcement, consulting, training, education, recordkeeping and statistics.
US - Michigan - Department of Labor & Economic Growth - Workers' Compensation Agency (WCA)
- Responsible for workers' compensation payments within the state.
US - Michigan - Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA)
- State agency responsible for the enforcement of occupational safety and health standards, as well as for the information and training of workers and employers in workplace safety and health.
US - Mississippi - Mississippi Workers' Compensation Commission (MWCC)
- The workers' compensation system was created to provide a measured level of benefits to employees injured in the course of employment, without regard to negligence or fault, and, at the same time, to limit the liability of employers for these injuries.
US - Nebraska - Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court
- The mission of the Court is to administer and enforce provisions of the Nebraska Workers' Compensation Act.
US - Nevada - Department of Business and Industry - Division of Industrial Relations
- The Division promotes and enforces safety in the workplace. Should injury occur, the Division ensures the timely and appropriate delivery of benefits.
US - Nevada - Department of Business and Industry - Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS)
- This agency provides workplace safety assistance services to Nevada employers.
US - New Hampshire - Department of Labor
- The Department maintains services in the Safety and Training and Workers' Compensation areas.
US - New Jersey - Department of Health and Senior Services - Occupational Health Service
- Administers an Occupational Health Surveillance Program for all workers in the state, the Public Employees Occupational Safety and Health (PEOSH) Program and the Right to Know Program (RTK).
US - New Mexico - Workers' Compensation Administration
- Agency responsible for workers' compensation in New Mexico.
US - New York - Department of Labor - Workforce New York - Workers' Protection
- Government division responsible for occupational safety and health in the state.
US - North Carolina - Department of Labor - Occupational Safety and Health Division
- The Division enforces state OSHA standards, and provides consultation, education and training services to public and private sector employers throughout the state.
US - North Dakota - Workforce Safety and Insurance (WSI)
- This agency provides compensation, as well as safety training and education, and help with the implementation of risk management programs.
US - Ohio - Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC)
- In addition to providing compensation to victims of occupational accidents and diseases, this Bureau also conducts programs in occupational hygiene, and training, information and consulting services in the field of occupational safety and health.
US - Oklahoma - Department of Labor - Safety Pays
- State agency responsible for various aspects of occupational safety and health, including OSHA consultations and workers' compensation enforcement matters.
US - Oregon - Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (OR-OSHA)
- This Division administers the OSEAct and enforces Oregon's occupational safety and health rules. These rules establish minimum safety and health standards for all industries and outline specific standards for individual industries such as logging and agriculture.
US - Rhode Island - Division of Workers' Compensation
- Site of the Rhode Island Workers' Compensation System, including information on its non-compensation services, such as workers' education.
US - South Carolina - SC OSHA Office
- The mission of this department is to ensure the safety and health of employees through compliance inspections, recordkeeping, and the compilation of statistics.
US - Tennessee - Department of Labor & Workforce Development - Division of Occupational Safety & Health (TOSHA)
- The Divisions administers compliance, education, training and consultation services in order to carry out the provisions of Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1972.
US - Tennessee - Department of Labor & Workforce Development - Division of Workers' Compensation
- In addition to the administration of workers' compensation system, this Division carries out safety programs and manages the Drug Free Workplace Program.
US - Texas - Texas Department of Insurance - Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC)
- The Division provides compensation, safety and health promotion and training, consultation and information services.
US - Utah - Labor Commission of Utah - Occupational Safety and Health
- This agency's role is to preserve human resources by providing safety and health assistance through consultation, training, and education for employees and employers and by establishing and enforcing occupational safety and health standards.
US - Vermont - Vermont Department of Labor & Industry - Vermont Occupational Safety and Health (VOSHA)
- This agency is responsible for information, training and reporting in the safety and health field in Vermont.
US - Washington - Department of Labor and Industries - Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (WISHA) Services
- Agency responsible for the health and safety of almost all employees in the state. It achieves its aims through inspection, information, training and consultation services.
US - West Virginia - Bureau of Commerce - Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training
- Agency responsible for the enforcement of the West Virginia Mine Safety Laws and Regulations. These duties include regular inspections of all mining related sites, the certification/training of mine employees, the investigation of mining accidents and the collection of mine safety and health statistics.
US - Wisconsin - Department of Workforce Development (DWD) - Workers' Compensation Division
- This agency is responsible for workers' compensation payments in the state, as well as for the development of safety programs, carrying out safety consultations, and the collection of workplace accident statistics.
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