Workers Health & Safety Centre


August 07, 2020

Masks and COVID-19 prevention: August 13 webinar answers your questions

As understanding of COVID-19 transmission routes has evolved, the role masks play in disease prevention has also evolved, particularly in non-medical settings.
August 06, 2020

Better recognition of occupational cancers can aid prevention too, report

New policies, resources to identify workplace clusters and a scientific review panel are among changes needed to update Ontario’s workers’ compensation system says a new report.
August 05, 2020

Legionella potential workplace hazard as workplaces reopen

While the closure of workplaces and public spaces helped flatten the COVID-19 curve, reopening may present a new health risk for returning workers and others—Legionella bacteria.
July 20, 2020

Next WHSC webinar examines how to keep Ontario open and safe

What guided Ontario’s decision to close and now reopen our economy? What might trigger another shutdown? And how can Ontario workplaces help avoid this disastrous consequence?
July 13, 2020

Ventilation to prevent COVID-19 focus of next WHSC webinar

More than 230 scientists recently called on health authorities, including the World Health Organization (WHO), to recognize the potential for airborne spread of COVID-19.
July 07, 2020

WHSC virtual training classroom boasts full summer schedule

Working in an essential business? Getting ready to reopen your workplace but want to complete or update your health and safety training first? Not to worry. WHSC can help.
July 06, 2020

'Silent spreaders' and COVID transmission focus of next WHSC webinar

Experience and research evidence confirm that individuals with no symptoms can transmit the COVID-19 virus. This has profound implications for our communities and our workplaces.
June 19, 2020

Helping JHSC’s stop COVID-19 outbreaks next WHSC webinar June 25

Workers’ participation in identifying and resolving workplace health and safety issues is critical especially during the current pandemic, but it’s also required by law.
June 15, 2020

WHSC webinar to explore effective COVID-19 workplace inspections

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many workplace routines, but never have routine health and safety inspections been more important or required greater diligence.
June 01, 2020

Safer commuting during COVID-19 is next WHSC webinar on offer June 4

The daily commute to work is a well-known stressor for many workers. Now this grinding routine includes anxiety about exposures to COVID-19 while travelling to and from work.
May 26, 2020

Psychosocial, chemical hazards explored in new JHSC Cert II training

Worker exposures to psychosocial and chemical hazards cause substantial and often overlooked injury and illness. Fortunately, many of these exposures are preventable.
May 25, 2020

‘How COVID-19 virus infects and kills’ subject of May 28 WHSC webinar

Government COVID-19 restrictions are loosening, but the disease continues to spread in large numbers, including workplaces.

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