The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is a Canadian federal government agency based in Hamilton, Ontario. It was established in 1978 to work towards the elimination all Canadian work-related illnesses and injuries.

This is a Canada-wide venture with cooperation among the provincial, territorial and federal jurisdictions. Here safety programs are developed and policies set that need to be maintained. This is an unbiased information site with the focus being occupational health and safety.

Each business needs some type of safety program. It can simply involve the use of the vehicle for the business or keeping walkways clean and clear for your home-based business.

Part of the underwriting process for determining the rates you will pay for your business insurance is your safety program. A company with a good safety program will have employees who are more content resulting in a great rate of productivity.

Be sure that your broker or agent has advised the insurance company of your safety program.