Workers Health & Safety Centre


November 24, 2020

Training among approaches needed to prevent occupational disease, study

Workplace programs aimed at preventing occupational disease should include a number of interventions, including training, for greater impact says a new review.
November 19, 2020

COVID-19 impact study. More researchers want to hear from workers.

Researchers hope a new survey will help them understand how working Ontarians are being affected by COVID-19 and government policies created to blunt its damaging impact.
November 17, 2020

WHSC virtual classes to help combat violence and psychosocial hazards

Essential workers suffer stress from increased exposure to the coronavirus and some also experience violence from clients and customers who resist COVID safety protocols.
November 06, 2020

Bladder cancer patients report work exposures to multiple carcinogens

New research into occupational histories of bladder cancer patients and the progression of their disease provides insight and incentive to prevent this difficult to treat cancer.
November 02, 2020

Workplace mental health training now offered in WHSC virtual classes

Psychological health injuries cost the Canadian economy some $51 billion a year, $20 billion of which results from work-related causes says the Mental Health Commission of Canada.
October 29, 2020

Need workplace violence training? Find it in WHSC’s virtual classroom.

A 2018 Statistics Canada report confirmed Canadian workers experience high rates of workplace harassment and violence, hazards made worse by the current pandemic.
October 28, 2020

National workplace violence and harassment survey recently launched

Workers across Canada are encouraged to complete a new online survey to capture their experience and provide feedback on workplace violence and harassment.
October 07, 2020

Are you COVID-ready? Certify your JHSC via WHSC’s virtual classroom

A second wave of COVID-19 infection is now spreading in Ontario workplaces and communities. Experts warn this wave could be worse than the first.
October 02, 2020

Secret to our success? Read WHSC's 2019/2020 Annual Report to find out.

Why is Workers Health & Safety Centre a trusted source of health and safety information and training for so many? We answer this question in our 2019/2020 Annual Report.
October 01, 2020

WHSC COVID-19 training updated and scheduled in virtual classrooms

The virus that causes COVID-19 and our understanding of conditions that spread it continue to evolve. As such, necessary precautions must evolve too.
September 28, 2020

COVID precautions protect workers’ physical and mental health, study

Canadian health-care workers say they lacked adequate COVID-19 precautions during the pandemic’s first wave and new research finds this also contributes to poorer mental health.
September 24, 2020

COVID-19 rates higher among racialized and low wage workers

Despite making up just 25 per cent of the Ontario population, immigrants and refugees accounted for more than 43 per cent of the cases of COVID-19, according to a recent report.

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