Network Magazine
HSO Network Magazine • Volume 1 • Issue 1
Also in this Issue

Editors and Publishers

Grace Armstrong, WSPS
Susan Haldane, WSN
Sandy Heubner, WSPS
John Ihnat, IHSA
Karin Micheelsen, PSHSA
Ariel White, IHSA
Scott Williams, WSPS
Heidi Croot, WSPS
Belinda Sutton, MOL
Advertising and Graphics
Marie Vecera, Art Director, WSPS
Web Design and Publishing
Greg Haywood, Creative Director, WSPS
Marilyn Davis, Online Editor, WSPS

Rebecca Lui, Producer/Designer, WSPS

Also in this Issue
  • Safety Group case studies: how participating firms achieved dramatic safety results
  • Accommodating the disabled: new requirements are headed our way
  • How workplace tragedies affect co-workers, and how you can support them
  • “View from the Top: Provocative Conversations with Today’s Leaders” – excerpts from Partners in Prevention 2011’s CEO panel

Table of Contents

HSO Network Magazine is published quarterly by Health & Safety Ontario (HSO) as a complementary resource for Ontario businesses. HSO is the result of a bold move to reorganize the independent efforts of 12 health and safety associations into four streamlined organizations, and serves all 236,000 Ontario businesses in every industry sector and Workplace Safety and Insurance rate group.


A New Publication for Our Evolving World
By Candys Ballanger-Michaud, Al Beattie, Louise Logan and Elizabeth Mills

Don’t Fall for Fall Hazards
By Ariel White, Infrastructure Health & Safety Association

Teamwork for a Safer Ontario
By Susan Haldane, Workplace Safety North

When a Tree Falls
By Scott Williams, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services

System Update: Ministry of Labour
By Belinda Sutton, Ministry of Labour

Partners in Prevention 2011 Recap: Personal Investments in OHS
By Scott Williams, WSPS, and Karin Micheelsen, PSHSA


New HSO Resources
Act on the following opportunities to prevent injury and illness in your workplaces.

  • Due Diligence and IRS: A Supervisor’s Guide
  • Farm Guide: Farm Equipment on Highway
  • Research Exchange Series: 5 videos from the 2010/11 program
  • WHMIS for Office Environments 
  • Working at Heights – Fundamentals of Fall Prevention
  • Working at Heights Instructor Workshop
  • Work, Warm-Up, Stretch and Flexibility Program

New psychological health & safety standard, plus 10 more articles from Ontario prevention system partners.

About this magazine

Health & Safety Ontario Network Magazine is broadcast free four times a year. The information contained in the magazine has been compiled from sources believed to be reliable. However, Health & Safety Ontario makes no guarantee as to, and assumes no responsibility for, the correctness, sufficiency or completeness of such information or recommendations. Other or additional safety measures may be required under particular circumstances.

Please forward requests for reproducing any part of this publication to Scott Williams,