Workers Health & Safety Centre


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.
September 15, 2020

Fed gov’t expands employer duties to address violence and harassment

Legislation aimed at preventing work place violence and harassment and expanding protection to more federally-regulated workers will come into force on January 1, 2021.
September 04, 2020

New WHSC Labour Day video explores lessons of 2020

The future, even the very near future, is filled with many questions each tinged with hope but also fear. For workers on the frontlines of Ontario’s reopening much is at stake.
September 02, 2020

JHSC Certification: Safe September learning continues virtually

Competent joint health and safety committees (JHSC) can play a critical role identifying and resolving workplace health and safety issues, including COVID-related concerns.
August 31, 2020

WHSC working at heights training resumes with COVID precautions

Have you been waiting for access to essential and mandatory Working at Heights (WAH) training delayed by the COVID-19 crisis? If so, your wait is over.
August 24, 2020

Safe September reopening: Importance of COVID-19 workplace inspections

Does your workplace have a COVID-19 plan for a safe September reopening? Are workers properly trained to understand and help implement these protocols?

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