Workers Health & Safety Centre

WHSC work-related stress training offered in Niagara region

WHSC work-related stress training offered in Niagara region
Register today to ensure your participation in an upcoming training session exploring the causes of unhealthy work-related stress and strategies to pursue prevention.
Although stress is a normal part of life and work, too much can be harmful to human health. Those affected can develop serious mental health impacts ranging from anxiety and depression to post-traumatic stress disorder. Research also suggests stress is a significant contributing factor to many other health issues, ranging from the common cold and musculoskeletal disorders to heart disease and cancer. 
This training opportunity, sponsored by the Niagara Regional Labour Council, offers a unique learning environment for workers and their representatives to explore the working conditions, hazards and work-life conflict issues that can lead to excess stress.
WHAT: Stress in the Workplace
WHEN: Saturday, January 20th, 2018 - 9:00 am to noon
WHERE: 1 Ormond St., Thorold, Niagara Regional Labour Council
WHO: Workers and worker representatives
COST: $40.00
Discussion and actions related to work-related stress tend to focus on strategies to mitigate the effects of stress including support mechanisms and treatment options for those suffering. Many employers turn to stress management, preparing those affected to use personal coping strategies.  The main criticism of such initiatives is the singular focus on the worker while ignoring work-related hazards that can cause stress.
Stress in the Workplace training, developed by the Workers Health and Safety Centre (WHSC), takes a more proactive approach getting to the root causes of stress and offers strategies participants can use to pursue prevention. 
Want to know more about the Jan. 20, 2018 training opportunity or to register?
Download:   Stress in the Workplace Niagara training session
Email:          Sue Hotte,  

Want additional information about work stress from the WHSC?
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The WHSC offers many other labour activist training programs along with hazard-specific training and resources to help empower workers, their representatives along with labour and community activists.

To learn more:
Call:   1-888-869-7950 and ask to speak with a training services representative