Workers Health & Safety Centre

NEWS

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 15 for WHSC Student Scholarship Competition

The deadline for submissions to this year’s annual Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) high school student scholarship competition has been extended.

Ontario employers must soon comply with new GHS WHMIS requirements

Canada’s Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, known as WHMIS, is undergoing significant changes.

Researchers raise concerns for worker health in Ontario’s e-waste sector

Ontario workers dismantling televisions, cell phones, printers and other electronic devices are being exposed to harmful flame retardant chemicals (FR), a recent study finds.

WHSC adds mandatory training opportunities ahead of summer slowdown

Coordinating the delivery of occupational health and safety training programs during the summer months can be a challenge for employers.

Webinar to explore assessment and control strategies for diesel exhaust exposure

Five percent of Canada’s working population is exposed to cancer-causing diesel engine exhaust (DEE) at work, according to CAREX Canada.

Opportunity to learn about Ontario’s often oppressive migrant worker experience

They came to Ontario hoping for a better life for themselves and their families back home.

Prevent worker disability, disease and death. Make work safe!

Earning a living shouldn’t cost you your life.

Upcoming workshop to explore shade solutions to cancer-causing sun exposure

Solar ultra violet (UV) radiation is a significant occupational cancer threat in Ontario, according to the Occupational Cancer Research Centre.

WHSC Basic Certification helps ensure critical “IRS” compliance

With the release of the Ministry of Labour’s new enforcement blitz schedule, many employers are reviewing their workplace health and safety programs, including training obligations.

Ministry enforcement blitz to target employers of new and young workers

Is your workplace hiring new and young workers this summer? If so, are you aware of significant employer obligations to protect their safety and health, including training?

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