Workers Health & Safety Centre


April 29, 2021

Working at heights training spots filling fast. REGISTER TO COMPLY TODAY!

Construction sector employers must review working at heights (WAH) training records for workers they employ to ensure compliance with mandatory training obligations.
April 27, 2021

WHSC shares a Day of Mourning message from Dave Killham, Exec Director

The future of work? Contemplating this question is exceedingly difficult when we are mired in the present, attempting to combat a crushing third wave of COVID-19 and its variants.
April 22, 2021

JHSC Certification training aids COVID-19 efforts. SECURE YOUR SEAT!

With the third, and most daunting, wave of the COVID-19 pandemic upon us, greater attention is turning to workplace transmission and the employer duty to protect workers.
April 15, 2021

Plan to connect on April 28 for virtual Day of Mourning events

Despite the current stay-at-home order, workers and their allies will safely connect this April 28 to remember those who have suffered work-related disability, disease and death.
April 12, 2021

Deadline for Working at Heights Refresher training fast approaching

Ontario employers must ensure a double cohort of construction workers in their employ complete Working at Heights (WAH) Refresher training between now and August 31, 2021.
March 10, 2021

Cleaning products damaging worker respiratory health, study confirms

The pandemic has seen calls for enhanced cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces, but now researchers are calling for enhanced protections for workers administering these products.
March 09, 2021

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.
March 08, 2021

Aerosol spread of COVID-19 virus, evidence and experts support urgent action

Despite much debate, the evidence is clear —without preventive measures, small aerosol particles in indoor settings can be a primary source of transmission of the COVID-19 virus.
March 04, 2021

Strengthen your COVID response. Ensure your JHSC is properly trained.

Highly transmissible variants of concern and ongoing community spread are reasons to shore up precautions to prevent transmission of COVID-19 in your workplace.
March 02, 2021

Future of work requires more protection for vulnerable workers, study

Massive social, technological and economic change is shaping the work we do and will impact workers unequally says new research exploring the topic.
February 10, 2021

WHSC offers training in support of RSI Awareness Day and prevention

Research evidence and workplace experiences confirm prevention of repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) also known as musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) is decidedly achievable.
February 09, 2021

The stress of COVID, more research and WHSC training to help

Canadian workers are currently as distressed as the most distressed one per cent of working Canadians prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new report suggests.

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