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WHSC adds mandatory training opportunities ahead of summer slowdown
May 24, 2018

WHSC adds mandatory training opportunities ahead of summer slowdown

Coordinating the delivery of occupational health and safety training programs during the summer months can be a challenge for employers.
Gender-bias in OHS research renewed subject of investigation
May 22, 2018

Gender-bias in OHS research renewed subject of investigation

A new study confirms a gender-gap persists in both the number and depth of research studies which focus on women’s exposure to occupational carcinogens.
Webinar to explore assessment and control strategies for diesel exhaust exposure
May 10, 2018

Webinar to explore assessment and control strategies for diesel exhaust exposure

Five percent of Canada’s working population is exposed to cancer-causing diesel engine exhaust (DEE) at work, according to CAREX Canada.
Opportunity to learn about Ontario’s often oppressive migrant worker experience
May 09, 2018

Opportunity to learn about Ontario’s often oppressive migrant worker experience

They came to Ontario hoping for a better life for themselves and their families back home.
Alberta needs “worker-operated” OHS training, says new study
May 08, 2018

Alberta needs “worker-operated” OHS training, says new study

A survey report of Alberta workers reveals they are afraid to exercise their health and safety rights, their employers violate the law and injuries go underreported.
Prevent worker disability, disease and death. Make work safe!
April 27, 2018

Prevent worker disability, disease and death. Make work safe!

Earning a living shouldn’t cost you your life.
Upcoming workshop to explore shade solutions to cancer-causing sun exposure
April 26, 2018

Upcoming workshop to explore shade solutions to cancer-causing sun exposure

Solar ultra violet (UV) radiation is a significant occupational cancer threat in Ontario, according to the Occupational Cancer Research Centre.
WHSC Basic Certification helps ensure critical “IRS” compliance
April 18, 2018

WHSC Basic Certification helps ensure critical “IRS” compliance

With the release of the Ministry of Labour’s new enforcement blitz schedule, many employers are reviewing their workplace health and safety programs, including training obligations.
Ministry enforcement blitz to target employers of new and young workers
April 17, 2018

Ministry enforcement blitz to target employers of new and young workers

Is your workplace hiring new and young workers this summer? If so, are you aware of significant employer obligations to protect their safety and health, including training?
WHSC expands schedule to meet demand for working at heights refresher training
April 13, 2018

WHSC expands schedule to meet demand for working at heights refresher training

Construction sector employers are advised to review working at heights (WAH) training records for workers they employ to ensure this mandatory training is up to date.
Employers now accountable for temp agency worker injuries under new law
April 12, 2018

Employers now accountable for temp agency worker injuries under new law

More than three years after being passed by the Legislature, changes to Ontario workers’ compensation law intended to protect temporary agency workers are now in effect.
Cell tower radiation linked with cancer in new study
April 06, 2018

Cell tower radiation linked with cancer in new study

Is your workplace or home located near a cell tower? There may be reason for concern.

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