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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.
New series of occupational and environmental health seminars announced
September 11, 2017

New series of occupational and environmental health seminars announced

A session exploring healthcare workers’ exposure to antineoplastic drugs will kick off another year of seminars addressing occupational and environmental health issues.
Alberta begins major review of its health and safety system
September 08, 2017

Alberta begins major review of its health and safety system

Calling it a renewal, Alberta is conducting the first major review of its Occupational Health and Safety Act, prevention and enforcement systems since being created in 1976.
Workplace stabbing conviction reignites calls for preventive action
September 07, 2017

Workplace stabbing conviction reignites calls for preventive action

An Eastern Ontario health care provider has been fined $75,000 after a nurse was stabbed in the head and neck by a patient with a long history of mental illness and violence
Working at heights training compliance deadline just weeks away
September 06, 2017

Working at heights training compliance deadline just weeks away

By October 1, 2017, employers must ensure all construction workers complete MOL-approved working at heights training before they work at heights and use fall protection equipment.
NIOSH launches new mobile app based on Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation
September 05, 2017

NIOSH launches new mobile app based on Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation

Knowing the weight an individual worker can safely lift is key to preventing back injury in the workplace.
Welland canal worker memorial project needs help to achieve funding goal
August 24, 2017

Welland canal worker memorial project needs help to achieve funding goal

A final push for donations is underway to complete a long-overdue memorial honouring the 137 men killed building the current Welland Canal.
WHSC Working at Heights refresher training ready for delivery
August 16, 2017

WHSC Working at Heights refresher training ready for delivery

Beginning in just six months, some Ontario employers will need to ensure construction workers in their employ complete a MOL-approved working at heights refresher training program.

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