The Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations are set in place by the Province of Ontario and it is the responsibility of every employer and worker to ensure that they work in compliance with these regulations.

The Health and Safety Department for the Township of Bonfield is responsible to create an effective Health and Safety program for the Corporation and its employees and draft policies in regards to Health and Safety and submit them to council for review and approval.

The Health and Safety Department among other things, provides advice and assistance to the Safety Officers of the Corporation, remains up to date on the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations, ensures that Municipal Health and Safety Policies are reviewed by all employees on an annual basis and train all new employees working under the mandate of Council in regards to Municipal Health and Safety Policies, the Occupational Health and safety Act and Regulations and WHMIS Regulations.

The Health and Safety Departments objectives and Goals are to ensure that everyone works in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations and Municipal Health and Safety Policies and to provide a safe and healthy work environment.