Who We Are
Prevention Link is an innovative disability prevention program that focuses on the link between the primary and secondary prevention of occupational injury, illness and disease in workplaces throughout Ontario. The program, supported by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and governed by the Ontario Federation of Labour‘s Executive Committee, offers training, mentoring, outreach and advisory services for unionized and non-unionized workers, workplace representatives, and employers – wishing to engage in cost-effective, collaborative and results based outcomes. Our holistic and comprehensive disability prevention program supports the vision, goals and priorities outlined in the Chief Prevention Officer’s strategic framework for building healthy and safe Ontario workplaces.
What We Do
Building on over 30 years of success operating as the Occupational Disability Response Team, the expanded and revitalized Prevention Link Program – has evolved into one of Ontario’s only comprehensive prevention programs. Prevention Link has been improved to better represent its renewed ‘secondary prevention’ focus. We are building on the experience and success of a network of workplace-based volunteers to enhance primary and secondary prevention of workplace injury and illness. Initial prevention of injury and illness as well as preventing re-injury after return to work benefits both workers and employers across Ontario.
Prevention Link is supported by three distinct pillars
Occupational Disability Response Training
Return to Work – Disability Prevention Services
Lighthouse Initiative – Education, awareness and outreach to workers most at risk of occupational injury, illness and disease
Your Prevention Link team is committed to promoting a culture of safety and improved Return to Work outcomes for all workers and workplace parties in Ontario.
We envision a province where occupational illnesses and injuries are eliminated to enable healthy, safe and accommodating workplaces for all workers in every workplace and in every community across Ontario.
Each day, we aim to improve the well-being of Ontario’s most vulnerable workers, including injured workers, young workers and those that are new to working in Ontario. As a leading provider of workplace disability prevention training and advisory services, we use evidence based secondary prevention research to inform the primary prevention of occupational disability.