Workers Health & Safety Centre


January 16, 2020

Night work and long hours unhealthy for pregnant workers, says research

New research and an updated literature review provide mounting evidence of the link between working at night or long hours and adverse pregnancy outcomes.
January 15, 2020

WHSC Certification training… meeting multiple employer OHS duties

Looking to start the year right with an effective occupational health and safety management program? Why not begin with Worker Health & Safety Centre Certification training?
January 09, 2020

Amendments to Ontario toxic substance regs now in force

Many recent changes to Ontario law governing exposure to chemical and biological agents are little more than housekeeping, but some alter how employers must protect workers.
December 18, 2019

Asbestos precautions, including training, inadequate in Ontario schools, survey

Custodial workers in Ontario schools are concerned asbestos containing materials (ACM) are not well managed and training is inadequate, according to a recent report.
December 17, 2019

Working at heights training key to worker safety, employer compliance

Worker deaths and critical injuries along with employer convictions remain all too common consequences of falls on Ontario construction sites and other workplaces.
December 04, 2019

Lung disease in nurses linked to disinfectant use at work

Exposure reduction strategies needed now as regular use of disinfectants by female nurses linked to the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), study finds.
November 07, 2019

Gain or maintain JHSC Certification compliance by year end

Need to certify members of your joint health and safety committee (JHSC)?
WHSC can help now.
October 29, 2019

Night shift work/breast cancer link demands action, says research

Evidence of the link between night shift work and cancer has been mounting for over a decade, but a new Canadian cancer burden study finds we can’t wait for more definite proof.
October 24, 2019

Quality training key to new worker safety, say scholarship winners

Five Ontario students have been selected from among many worthy candidates to receive 2019 Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) post-secondary education scholarships.
October 23, 2019

World Congress on Safety & Health at Work Calls for Abstracts

The World Congress on Safety and Health is accepting abstracts from around the world to tie into topics, themes, and sessions of the XXII Congress to be held in 2020 in Toronto.
October 17, 2019

JHSC Certification Refresher Training…on schedule for compliance

Need to ensure members of your joint health and safety committee (JHSC) maintain certified member status? Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) can help.
October 10, 2019

New Federal employment standards, what’s in force and what is not

Weak employment standards negatively impact worker health and safety, particularly as they relate to hours of work and the employment relationship.

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