Health and Safety Activism at Work and in the Community.
Today, like every other day in Ontario, hundreds of men, women and young people will go to work and suffer an occupational injury. Countless others will be exposed to harmful toxins leading to cancer and other occupational diseases. Some will suffer physical or psychological scarring as a result of violence or harassment. Even more still will develop a musculoskeletal disorder. One or more may die.
In response, activists have established annual days of recognition and remembrance where they reflect on this suffering. Equally important, they take these opportunities to breathe new life into efforts aimed at securing safer and healthier workplaces and communities. The Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) also recognizes the efforts of volunteer activists through an annual campaign each fall.
For more than 20 years, the WHSC has supported the efforts of these individuals through training and information services. Our commitment remains as strong and dedicated as ever. Awareness and promotional documents are published for each health and safety event/campaign including the National Day of Mourning for Workers killed, injured or suffering with an occupational disease as a result of work (see links below).
Further, WHSC health and safety training programs are designed to help workplace parties better understand workplace hazards or issues and the efforts needed to promote prevention. Using our unique 'worker training worker' approach WHSC training will help lead workplaces towards compliance with Ontario health and safety law and beyond.
This web area will keep you up-to-date on health and safety activism at work and in the community.The WHSC invites you to get involved in these and other health and safety related events.
- RSI Awareness Day
- Day of Mourning
- Earth Day
- Volunteer Recognition