Workers Health & Safety Centre


February 10, 2021

WHSC offers training in support of RSI Awareness Day and prevention

Research evidence and workplace experiences confirm prevention of repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) also known as musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) is decidedly achievable.
February 09, 2021

The stress of COVID, more research and WHSC training to help

Canadian workers are currently as distressed as the most distressed one per cent of working Canadians prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new report suggests.
January 21, 2021

WHSC Certification Part II training includes new safety hazards module

Safety hazards remain stubbornly common in Ontario workplaces. Joint health and safety committees need support in their role to help control or better yet eliminate these hazards.
January 15, 2021

Safety effect for unionized Ontario construction sites grows stronger, study

A new study confirms previous research which finds unionized construction sites in Ontario are safer and workers on those sites experience fewer work-related injuries.
January 12, 2021

Register today for WHSC Worker Health & Safety Awareness training

Given challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, WHSC is now offering our newly updated Worker Health and Safety Awareness program in safe and effective virtual classrooms.
January 06, 2021

Optimal airflow in vehicles may help reduce COVID-19 transmission, study

If you travel by passenger vehicle, where you sit and which windows you open may reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission among the occupants says a new study.
January 04, 2021

Federal workplaces face new OHS laws. Upcoming WHSC training can help.

Significant changes to federal health and safety laws came into effect January 1, 2021. Ensuring your workplace representatives are properly trained is more critical than ever.
December 22, 2020

COVID-19 WHSC resources updated to help better protect Ontario workers

As 2020 draws to a close COVID cases have reached the highest daily levels since the pandemic began. The challenge to protect frontline workers has never been greater.
December 18, 2020

Workplace stress training added to WHSC virtual classrooms

Canadian workers report workplace stress is the primary cause of their poor mental health. These findings were released two years before COVID-19 arrived.
December 17, 2020

Study links workers’ mental health with COVID protection

Adequate workplace COVID precautions not only help to prevent virus transmission but they are associated with improved worker mental health too says a new study.
December 16, 2020

Diesel engine emission study offers solutions to protect drivers

New research suggests training is critical in efforts to reduce exposure to deadly diesel engine exhaust for taxi drivers, couriers and others who make a living behind the wheel.
December 04, 2020

Survey explores COVID work-life balance issues. Worker input sought.

Canadian researchers hope results from a new survey will help inspire employer and government efforts to better support workers facing COVID-19 and related work-life challenges.

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