What is OHS?

OHS, or Occupational Health and Safety, is a field devoted to worker health, worker safety, and environmental considerations. Each of these three major branches within OHS has a few key considerations, as detailed in the graphic below. OHS focuses on health and safety across many different industries, including both private and public sectors. View the graphic below to see these different industries and the specific concerns of OHS.

What is Occupational Health & Safety

A field devoted to:

Worker Safety

  • Policies
  • Regulations
  • Prevention
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Worker Health

  • Mental
  • Physical
  • Social

Environmental Considerations

  • Conservation
  • Toxins
  • Pollution
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Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing


Healthcare and Social Assistance




Oil and Gas Extraction

Public Safety

Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities

Wholesale and Retail Trade

OHS Concerns

  • Accidents
  • Injuries
  • Disease
  • Hearing Loss
  • Electrocution
  • Fatalities
  • Falls
  • Respiratory Health
  • Musculoskeletal Health