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New report highlights hazards of salon work

Hair and nail salons can expose workers to a daily barrage of chemicals capable of causing serious health effects says a new report. @Women@s Voices for the Earth released their new report, Beauty...

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https://www.whsc.on.ca/What-s-new/News-Archive/New-report-highlights-hazards-of-salon-work 2014-11-21 12:00:00 AM
Shade Bootcamp 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. @ Nearly half a million workers in the province are...

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https://www.whsc.on.ca/What-s-new/News-Archive/Shade-Bootcamp-to-explore-shade-solutions-to-cancer-causing-sun-exposure 2018-04-26 12:00:00 AM
Sitting On The Job WHSC Resource Line

Information bulletin on the hazards of prolonged sitting. Workers who sit at work for extended periods of time run a high risk of low back pain and injury, second only to people who perform heavy l...

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https://www.whsc.on.ca/Files/Resources/Hazard-Resource-Lines/Sitting-On-The-Job-WHSC-Resource-Line
New review shows long working hours raise risk of stroke

More attention needs to be paid to the vascular health of those working more than a 40 hour work week, a new European study suggests. @ British researchers analyzed data from studies on more than...

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https://www.whsc.on.ca/What-s-new/News-Archive/New-review-shows-long-working-hours-raise-risk-of 2015-08-27 12:00:00 AM
Capturing healthcare workers' COVID experiences: subject of WHSC webinar

Healthcare workers on the frontlines of COVID-19 have unique insights about working during this pandemic, lessons that can inform prevention efforts today and in the future. A recent@poll@by Potlo...

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https://www.whsc.on.ca/What-s-new/News-Archive/Capturing-healthcare-workers-COVID-experiences-subject-of-WHSC-webinar 2020-05-21 12:00:00 AM
RSI Awareness Day February 29. Stop the pain. Start with prevention.

Every year some two million Canadians suffer a musculoskeletal disorder serious enough to limit normal activities. But did you know the majority of these injuries are work-related? For affected wo...

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https://www.whsc.on.ca/What-s-new/News-Archive/RSI-Awareness-Day-February-29-Stop-the-pain-Start-with-prevention 2020-02-26 12:00:00 AM
Smartphone app assesses indoor air quality

Are you suffering with dry skin, nausea or asthmatic reactions at work? If so, a new smartphone app can help identify if poor indoor air quality (IAQ) is the culprit. @AirAssess is a survey-based ...

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https://www.whsc.on.ca/What-s-new/News-Archive/Smartphone-app-assesses-indoor-air-quality 2017-03-15 12:00:00 AM
Preventing MSDs, the leading cause of workplace injury

Poorly designed work and work environments can contribute to painful and life-altering MSDs. Workers every day are in pain from strained or aggravated muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, discs, o...

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https://www.whsc.on.ca/What-s-new/News-Archive/Preventing-MSDs-the-leading-cause-of-workplace-injury 2023-10-05 12:00:00 AM
Day of Mourning 2016: Pausing to remember. Recommitting to prevention.

@One death is too many. One day is not enough.@ Although a simple statement at first glance, WHSC@s 2016 Day of Mourning (DOM) message actually speaks powerfully of a shared and continued resolve t...

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https://www.whsc.on.ca/What-s-new/News-Archive/Day-of-Mourning-2016-Pausing-to-remember-Recommi 2016-05-06 12:00:00 AM
Workplace mental health training now offered in WHSC virtual classes

Psychological health injuries cost the Canadian economy some $51 billion a year, $20 billion of which results from work-related causes says the Mental Health Commission of Canada. With the@COVID-1...

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https://www.whsc.on.ca/What-s-new/News-Archive/Workplace-mental-health-training-now-offered-in-WHSC-virtual-classes 2020-11-02 12:00:00 AM
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