Workers Health & Safety Centre


Flight attendants experiencing cancer at higher rates, says new research

Compared to the general public, flight attendants have a much higher prevalence of many forms of cancer, according to recently published Harvard University research.

Sudbury company charged under Westray Law in worker’s death

A Sudbury company has been charged under the Criminal Code in the death of an employee killed in a 2017 accident.

Recent conviction and Ministry inspections related to new and young workers

Employers of new and young workers continue to be the subject of Ontario Ministry of Labour (Ministry) enforcement activities.

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.

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