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Worker advocates help secure OHCOW satellite office in Peterborough
September 20, 2018

Worker advocates help secure OHCOW satellite office in Peterborough

Peterborough-area workers now have access to independent occupational health services with the opening of a satellite office of the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers.
Work-related stressors impact women and men differently, research finds
August 28, 2018

Work-related stressors impact women and men differently, research finds

Exposure to psychosocial hazards at work adds to the growing health burden stress places upon both women and men, according to recently published Canadian research.
DEADLINE for NEW WHMIS obligations fast approaching
August 21, 2018

DEADLINE for NEW WHMIS obligations fast approaching

Ontario employers must comply with new training and other obligations relating to Canada’s altered workplace hazardous materials information system (WHMIS) by December 1, 2018.
WHSC releases revised Personal Protective Equipment training program
August 20, 2018

WHSC releases revised Personal Protective Equipment training program

Personal protective equipment is understood to be the last line of defense in controlling hazards, but too often it’s the most common control used by employers.
Flight attendants experiencing cancer at higher rates, says new research
August 16, 2018

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
August 13, 2018

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
July 27, 2018

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.
Women working longer hours are at increased risk for diabetes, says new research
July 17, 2018

Women working longer hours are at increased risk for diabetes, says new research

Working beyond a 40-hour work week leads to higher rates of diabetes in women compared to those working fewer hours, according to a recent Canadian study.
Study finds major underreporting of workplace violence in Ontario hospitals
June 25, 2018

Study finds major underreporting of workplace violence in Ontario hospitals

Responding to concerns of workers and their representatives in the health care sector, Ontario hospitals are now required to report annually incidents of workplace violence.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 15 for WHSC Student Scholarship Competition
June 07, 2018

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
May 30, 2018

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
May 25, 2018

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.

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