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Federal gov’t seeks to enhance OHS law, including violence and harassment
December 13, 2017

Federal gov’t seeks to enhance OHS law, including violence and harassment

The federal government has introduced legislation aimed at preventing workplace violence and harassment and expanding health and safety protections to parliamentary workers.
Upcoming seminar to explore hazards of diesel engine exhaust in the workplace
December 06, 2017

Upcoming seminar to explore hazards of diesel engine exhaust in the workplace

A special Occupational and Environmental Health Seminar will examine issues related to diesel engine exhaust hazards and exposure assessments.
Alberta legislative overhaul to enhance worker safety
December 05, 2017

Alberta legislative overhaul to enhance worker safety

The New Democratic Party government of Alberta has introduced legislation designed to expand worker rights and employer duties aiming to create healthier and safer workplaces.
WHSC schedules final Basic Certification training opportunity for 2017
November 27, 2017

WHSC schedules final Basic Certification training opportunity for 2017

Act today to register for Basic Certification training as an essential first step towards joint health and safety committee (JHSC) certification compliance.
Construction company fined after worker seriously injured in fall
November 01, 2017

Construction company fined after worker seriously injured in fall

A Watford, Ontario-based construction company has been fined $50,000 after pleading guilty to failing to ensure a method of fall protection was available to workers.
Exposure to night shift work when young raises risk of breast cancer
October 27, 2017

Exposure to night shift work when young raises risk of breast cancer

Nurses who’ve worked at least 20 years of rotating night-shifts as young adults have a two-fold increase risk of developing breast cancer, according to a recently published study.
Groundbreaking report focuses on occupational cancer prevention in Ontario
October 19, 2017

Groundbreaking report focuses on occupational cancer prevention in Ontario

Bold, collaborative actions by legislators and employers alike are urgently needed to prevent thousands of estimated occupational cancers every year in Ontario, says a new report.
WHSC awards annual post-secondary student scholarships
October 17, 2017

WHSC awards annual post-secondary student scholarships

The Workers Health and Safety Centre (WHSC) is pleased to announce the six students selected as the 2017 WHSC post-secondary scholarship recipients.
Unveiling ceremony announced for Welland canal fallen workers memorial
October 13, 2017

Unveiling ceremony announced for Welland canal fallen workers memorial

A new memorial honouring the men who died and laboured constructing the Welland Canal will be unveiled Sunday, November 12, 2017.
Webinar highlights lack of cancer prevention in the U.K.
September 25, 2017

Webinar highlights lack of cancer prevention in the U.K.

Efforts to prevent exposure to carcinogens at work remain lacking despite enormous suffering, according to a leading U.K. health and safety expert.
Federal tribunal upholds worker’s refusal over lack of training
September 18, 2017

Federal tribunal upholds worker’s refusal over lack of training

A truck driver who refused a new assignment he wasn’t trained to perform has had his work refusal upheld by a health and safety tribunal.
Almost half of public safety personnel report suffering mental health symptoms
September 13, 2017

Almost half of public safety personnel report suffering mental health symptoms

A new national study finds correctional officers, 911 dispatchers, paramedics and other first responders are at significant risk of developing a mental-health disorder.

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