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Unions an important support for workers during COVID, study finds

Essential workers report feeling unsafe, stressed and overworked. Some also believe their employers are using the pandemic to justify negative changes to working conditions. @ Fortunately, those ...

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https://www.whsc.on.ca/What-s-new/News-Archive/Unions-an-important-support-for-workers-during-COVID-study-finds 2021-05-18 12:00:00 AM
Train for mentally healthy work throughout the pandemic and beyond

Vaccines spark hope for an end to the pandemic, but ongoing public health measures AND programs to tackle the mental health impacts of COVID-19 will be needed for some time. Statistics Canada has ...

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https://www.whsc.on.ca/What-s-new/News-Archive/Train-for-mentally-healthy-work-throughout-the-pandemic-and-beyond 2021-03-09 12:00:00 AM
Electronic monitoring: Recent research and a looming legislative deadline

Recent research into the harmful effects of electronic monitoring, both for workers and organizations, provides important context for a related Ontario law soon to come in force.@@ More specifical...

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https://www.whsc.on.ca/What-s-new/News-Archive/Electronic-monitoring-Recent-research-and-a-looming-legislative-deadline 2022-10-05 12:00:00 AM
Ergonomics training key to RSI awareness and pain prevention

Do you have plans to recognize Repetitive Strain Injury Awareness Day, held annually the last day of February? To mark the event, why not participate in WHSC ergonomics training? @ Every year@mil...

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https://www.whsc.on.ca/What-s-new/News-Archive/Ergonomics-training-key-to-RSI-awareness-and-pain-prevention 2023-01-10 12:00:00 AM
Four-day workweek: Canadian trial makes the case for it.

A shorter workweek may be part of the solution to escalating burnout and mental injuries among working Canadians and is beneficial to companies too, recent research suggests. @ Forty-one Canadian...

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https://www.whsc.on.ca/What-s-new/News-Archive/Four-day-workweek-Canadian-trial-makes-the-case-for-it 2023-10-26 12:00:00 AM
Nursing Week 2015 a focus for health and safety concerns

More than 60,000 front-line registered nurses, nurse practitioners, registered practical nurses and others are celebrating Nursing Week 2015 this week. @ Throughout the week, the Ontario Nurses@ ...

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https://www.whsc.on.ca/What-s-new/News-Archive/Nursing-Week-2015-a-focus-for-health-and-safety-co 2015-05-13 12:00:00 AM
European trade unions campaign to stop cancer at work

With more than 100,000 work-related cancer deaths annually in Europe, unions are calling on the European Union (EU) to act now and adopt binding occupational exposure limits (OELs). @ @Workers ne...

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https://www.whsc.on.ca/What-s-new/News-Archive/European-trade-unions-campaign-to-stop-cancer-at-w 2016-05-09 12:00:00 AM
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. @ The study, en...

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https://www.whsc.on.ca/What-s-new/News-Archive/Disconnect-from-work-good-for-health-and-productivity-says-research 2019-03-13 12:00:00 AM
Ending call centre worker abuse: goal of new USW campaign

Call centre workers across Canada are exposed every day to threats of violence along with racist, sexist and other dehumanizing verbal abuse. @@ @While some companies say they have zero tolerance...

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https://www.whsc.on.ca/What-s-new/News-Archive/Ending-call-centre-worker-abuse-goal-of-new-USW-campaign 2016-12-14 12:00:00 AM
Combat psychosocial hazards with workplace training and solutions

New findings from a recent LifeWorks survey show the psychological health of Canadian workers is at its lowest point in the last 22 months. @ Worker mental health and wellness isn@t a new topic b...

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https://www.whsc.on.ca/What-s-new/News-Archive/Combat-psychosocial-hazards-with-workplace-training-and-solutions 2022-04-05 12:00:00 AM
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