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Lack of training contributing to fall hazards, Ministry finds
January 16, 2019

Lack of training contributing to fall hazards, Ministry finds

Seven workers were killed and 66 suffered critical injuries as a result of working at heights-related incidents in construction in 2017, according to Ontario’s Ministry of Labour.
Most worker health and safety training highly deficient, studies find
December 19, 2018

Most worker health and safety training highly deficient, studies find

Workplace training to help protect worker health and especially prevent occupational skin disease has been consistently found wanting by a series of Ontario-based studies.
Ministry compliance activities include JHSC certification training
December 12, 2018

Ministry compliance activities include JHSC certification training

WHSC has scheduled joint health and safety committee (JHSC) certification training across Ontario through the winter months to help employers meet compliance obligations.
Research on silica exposure controls finds PPE comes at a cost
December 07, 2018

Research on silica exposure controls finds PPE comes at a cost

Research estimating cancers averted and intervention costs of two silica control measures offers an important new perspective on the control of occupational cancers.
Workplace bullying survey finds high level of non-compliance
November 30, 2018

Workplace bullying survey finds high level of non-compliance

A recent survey of almost 1,900 Canadians revealed many employers are ignoring reported incidents of workplace bullying.
Employer general duty should be broadly interpreted says Court
November 23, 2018

Employer general duty should be broadly interpreted says Court

The Court of Appeal for Ontario says the general duty clause in the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) can impose higher obligations to protect workers than requirements in regulations.
Federal labour law changes would benefit precarious workers
November 21, 2018

Federal labour law changes would benefit precarious workers

Enhanced personal leaves, more notice about job scheduling and a mandatory eight-hour break between shifts are among the proposals to amend Canada’s federal labour laws.
Certification Training…last chance to achieve compliance for 2018
November 13, 2018

Certification Training…last chance to achieve compliance for 2018

WHSC has scheduled joint health and safety committee (JHSC) certification training in communities across Ontario to help employers meet their obligations by year-end.
“Real” health and safety training defined by WHSC scholarship winners
October 25, 2018

“Real” health and safety training defined by WHSC scholarship winners

The Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) has selected five deserving students to receive 2018 WHSC Ontario post-secondary education scholarships.
Occupational cancer specialist to deliver annual Nachemson lecture
October 24, 2018

Occupational cancer specialist to deliver annual Nachemson lecture

Dr. Paul Demers, director of the Occupational Cancer Research Centre, will give this year’s Nachemson lecture hosted by the Institute for Work & Health.
MANDATORY health and safety training fills fall community schedule
October 17, 2018

MANDATORY health and safety training fills fall community schedule

Ensuring joint committee members, supervisors, those working at heights and others get the health and safety training required by law can be a challenge for employers.
“Right to disconnect” from work has major support, says fed report
October 16, 2018

“Right to disconnect” from work has major support, says fed report

The federal government is considering whether changes to modernize labour standards should include new rules allowing employees to ignore email outside of work hours.

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