Workers Health & Safety Centre


May 08, 2019

Radiation from cell phones a human carcinogen, new review finds

Recent research into radiofrequency radiation (RFR) provides the evidence necessary to reclassify and prevent exposures urges a recently published scientific literature review.
April 26, 2019

Safe and Healthy Work…Insist on it!

Workers and their representatives have much to be proud of when it comes to occupational health and safety gains. But experience tells us workers need so much more …
April 24, 2019

Workers continue to pay high price for exercising OHS rights, study

Employer reprisals against workers attempting to exercise their health and safety rights remains a top concern according to a new, soon-to-be published study.
April 16, 2019

WHSC releases Suspended Access Equipment Installer & Operator program

Changes to regulations governing Ontario construction projects include new requirements to ensure the safe design and use of suspended access equipment including mandatory training.
April 10, 2019

Violence in long-term care cries out for prevention, new reports

Two new reports reveal a troubling reality of violence suffered by workers in Ontario long-term care facilities, a reality in need of immediate interventions say proponents.
April 09, 2019

Regulated working at heights training works and needed: studies

Two recently released Ontario studies demonstrate why mandatory, standardized working at heights training is so critical to worker well-being.
April 02, 2019

WHSC 2019 Day of Mourning event listing now online. Plan to attend.

The annual toll of worker injury, illness and death should be incentive enough to ensure work is both safe and healthy. Apparently it’s not.
April 01, 2019

Occupational disease site offers insights on exposure and prevention

A recently launched web site will be an important new source of evidence-based research focused on tracking occupational disease trends and exposures in Ontario.
March 26, 2019

Supportive supervisors reduce risk of worker injury, study finds

Institute for Work & Health (IWH) recently released a study examining the relationship between supervision and work-related injury and illness.
March 20, 2019

Remembering Lisa McCaskell: A worker health and safety champion

Perceptive, dedicated, respected. These are but a few of the words paid in tribute to worker health and safety advocate Lisa McCaskell upon her recent passing.
March 14, 2019

WHSC 2019 student scholarship competition NOW OPEN

Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) invites high school students set to begin their post-secondary education this fall to enter our 19th annual student scholarship competition.
March 13, 2019

Disconnect from work good for health and productivity, says research

Constantly texting, emailing or otherwise communicating with co-workers and supervisors after work adds to job strain and impedes sleep and work performance, a new study suggests.

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