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May 21, 2022

Workplace violence and harassment: training for prevention

It can not be said enough, harassment and violence in Canadian workplaces – should not be part of the job. And yet frustratingly it is. And the problem is growing.
May 18, 2022

Workplace violence, harassment widespread but unaddressed, report.

Despite laws and other prevention efforts, Canadian workers report experiencing harassment and violence on the job and say little is being done to address it.
JHSCs play a vital role in evaluating hazards that may cause injuries, illness or death in the workplace,
May 12, 2022

JHSC Certification training: you can't afford to get it wrong

Did you know most Ontario workplaces employing 20 or more workers OR using a designated substance must have a joint health and safety committee (JHSC)?
Improving indoor air quality can help reduce the risk of health concerns
May 11, 2022

Indoor Air: a breath of fresh air or cause for concern?

Controlling common pollutants and improving indoor air quality can help reduce the risk of health concerns including the primary route of COVID-19 transmission.
May 10, 2022

Westray Mine Disaster: after 30 years justice demands more

It’s been 30 years since the Westray mine explosion in Pictou County, Nova Scotia cut short the lives of 26 miners and inspired a movement for corporate criminal responsibility.
May 05, 2022

Essential working at heights training as construction ramps up!

Did you know, working at heights deaths are the leading cause of traumatic deaths in construction? Or that these deaths are not limited to ‘traditional’ construction projects?
April 27, 2022

Day of Mourning: Join our journey for workplace health and safety justice

Every day in Canada workers die on the job, succumb to work-related disease and suffer life-altering injuries. Even one injury though is one too many, an injustice for all.
April 26, 2022

Under recognition of worker deaths impedes pursuit of prevention

Thousands of Ontarians die annually as a result of hazardous exposures at work, significantly more than the few hundred often cited during Day of Mourning events each April 28.
April 25, 2022

The case for continued universal indoor masking and training too!

Masks in many workplaces may no longer be mandatory, but they remain a necessary protection against COVID-19 transmission just the same.
April 20, 2022

Young workers vulnerable to harmful job exposures too study finds

A lack of training is just one factor that makes young workers vulnerable to injury, but it can increase their exposures to carcinogens on the job too says a new study.
National Day of Mourning
April 19, 2022

On April 28 join us!

National Day of Mourning for workers, killed, injured or made ill by uncontrolled workplace hazards will once again be marked by mostly in-person events this year.
April 12, 2022

WHSC post-secondary scholarship contest opens again

Workers Health and Safety Centre (WHSC) is once again offering cash scholarships to graduating high school students heading for post-secondary education this fall.

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