A Note from WSPS

Question: when the pace is hectic and you need to focus your staff on a top health and safety challenge affecting your industry, would you rather reach for the government regulation, or a clear, simple, easy-to-understand resource that goes to the heart of what’s important?
I happen to have access to a library of tools that fit this description—readily available, no cost—and would like to point you to it in exchange for a small favour involving perhaps two minutes of your time.
I’m one of 13 volunteer members of the Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) advisory committee for the agriculture and horticulture industry. Our mandate is advisory in nature. We serve as the voice of the industry in providing this not-for-profit organization with sector-specific insight and expertise to help eliminate workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities.
The WSPS Agriculture & Horticulture Advisory Committee knows your industry because we’re part of it. The resources available to you on the WSPS Farm Safety page (see links below) are designed to address challenges that affect health and safety, risk, morale, and your bottom line.

They include e-documents, such as the Ontario FarmSafe Plan (English and French); reference products, such as safe work practices for arborists and small businesses; and a rich lineup of free downloads on numerous topics such as eye safety, battery safety, chain saws, chock & blocks, electrical shocks, pond safety. You can check it out here:

  •  Free downloads in both English & Spanish: click here

We ask that you share the links to this library of products with your network, far and wide.
Why are we doing this?  To increase awareness of health and safety in the industry, and boost prevention—that simple. This is our mandate. It is a key reason why WSPS exists.
We also want to know if the WSPS products are useful, and improve our understanding of the industry. To that end, please watch for my next email in a month or two, with a link to a “Survey Monkey” that will take than a minute for you to complete.
Thank you for working with us on this small, triple-win, trial balloon: you benefit, we benefit, others benefit.
In the meantime, if your health and safety challenges go deeper and you’re looking for help, or more information, please contact WSPS.

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services
www.wsps.ca     1-877-494- 9777/ (905) 614-1400  customercare@wsps.ca

Ruurd van de Ven,
ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified
Cell: 416 771 7894

Our mission is to enhance and promote the care and benefit of trees for present and future generations in Ontario through education, research and awareness.