Workers Health & Safety Centre


March 14, 2019

WHSC 2019 student scholarship competition NOW OPEN

Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) invites high school students set to begin their post-secondary education this fall to enter our 19th annual student scholarship competition.
March 13, 2019

Disconnect from work good for health and productivity, says research

Constantly texting, emailing or otherwise communicating with co-workers and supervisors after work adds to job strain and impedes sleep and work performance, a new study suggests.
March 05, 2019

Recent corporate criminal negligence plea deal draws criticism

A Sudbury, Ontario company will pay a fine of $1,000, along with $200,000 to be paid over time to the family of a worker killed shortly after beginning a new assignment.
February 28, 2019

RSI Awareness Day February 28—making every day about prevention

Work shouldn’t hurt! But all too often it does. Repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) remain the leading cause of work-related, lost-time injury for Ontario workers.
February 11, 2019

Patient handling REG reduces musculoskeletal suffering, study finds

Nurses in California hospitals report less major musculoskeletal symptoms since safe patient handling regulation came into force in 2014, according to a recently published study.
January 30, 2019

Worker death stats need much more accuracy, say researchers

Work-related fatalities should be counted among the leading causes of death in Canada, concludes researchers examining a broad number of data sources.
January 28, 2019

Non-standard work hours and training to minimize their effect

Our 24/7 economy demands 24/7 labour. Instead of working 9 to 5, many workers work 5 to 9 to make ends meet. But at what cost?
January 25, 2019

Propane blast injures four workers – prompts investigation

An explosion in the parking lot of a Mississauga industrial plaza sent four workers to hospital early yesterday morning.
January 23, 2019

Scheduled WHSC Certification training fast approaching

Need to certify members of your joint health and safety committee quickly? WHSC can help. We can get you into full compliance before March-end.
January 22, 2019

Ontario safety authority leaves workers unprotected too

Ineffective oversight of public safety was a central concern raised by Ontario Auditor General’s year-end report released in December 2018.
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.
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December 19, 2018

Most worker health and safety training highly deficient, studies

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.

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