Workers Health & Safety Centre


June 22, 2021

Preventing musculoskeletal disorders: Are new technologies the answer?

For some, exoskeletons are a potential gamechanger in efforts to reduce worker injury and fatigue. Others question if these devices are effective or even ergonomic.
June 15, 2021

JHSC certification, meeting the law and COVID safety. Register now!

Ontario has begun reopening again. Workplaces though, will need to remain vigilant. Left unchecked, we are told the newest COVID-19 Delta variant could drive a fourth wave.
June 07, 2021

Mandatory working at heights training, WHSC supports quick compliance!

Working in construction? Need legally required working at heights training or refresher training right away? Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) can help.
June 03, 2021

Shift work impacts human body clock, damaging heart health: study

Clocking into work when we should be going to bed adds to the risk of suffering a heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, a new study suggests.
Essential worker feeling unsafe, stressed and overworked
May 18, 2021

Unions an important support for workers during COVID, study finds

Essential workers report feeling unsafe, stressed and overworked. Some also believe their employers are using the pandemic to justify negative changes to working conditions.
Worker wearing a safety harness while working at heights
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.
Promises. Precautions. Persistence.
April 27, 2021

A Day of Mourning 2021 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.
Worker participating in JHSC Certification training online
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.
Two mourners hold flowers during a Day of Mourning ceremony in Ontario
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.
Workers working at heights with proper safety equipment
April 12, 2021

Working at Heights Refresher training deadline 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.
Cleaning products known to damage worker respiratory health
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.

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