OHSAH Archive Library

The Occupational Health and Safety Agency for Healthcare (OHSAH), which operated from 1998-2010, was a precursor to SWITCH BC. Conceived through the Public Sector Accord on Occupational Health and Safety as a response to high rates of workplace injury, illness, and time loss in the health sector, OHSAH was built on the values of bipartite collaboration, evidence-based decision making, and integrated approaches.

OHSAH’s mission was:

  • To work with all members of the healthcare community to develop guidelines and programs designed to promote better health and safety practices and safe early return-to-work.
  • To promote pilot programs and facilitating the sharing of best practices.
  • To develop new measures to assess the effectiveness of programs and innovations in this area.

Below are some of the research materials created by OHSAH, shared here as archival reference materials, to support ongoing research and development of best practices, and as a thanks to the organization’s members who completed the work. More resources will be added over time.

If you have any questions about the materials, please email us.