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Creating safer, healthier work. Demand what works!

Creating safer, healthier work. Demand what works!

“Mourn for the dead. Fight for the living” is no empty cliché. With workers’ health and safety, we take nothing for granted.
April 26, Noise Awareness Day, another day to refocus workplace prevention efforts

April 26, Noise Awareness Day, another day to refocus workplace prevention efforts

Present in all workplaces to varying degrees, noise is arguably one of the most common occupational and environmental hazards faced by workers.
WHSC adds mandatory JHSC Certification training courses to meet demand

WHSC adds mandatory JHSC Certification training courses to meet demand

Register today for Basic Certification Training as an essential first step to meeting new mandatory requirements for joint health and safety committee (JHSC) member certification.
April 28, Day of Mourning event listing now online

April 28, Day of Mourning event listing now online

Working people fought long and hard for their right to safe and healthy work. And yet too many still are killed, injured or made ill by hazardous work. We remember them April 28.
MOL extends deadline for last phase of mandatory Working at Heights training

MOL extends deadline for last phase of mandatory Working at Heights training

The Ministry of Labour is extending a compliance deadline for the last phase of its mandatory Working at Heights training.
Security company fined for non-compliance with violence and harassment orders

Security company fined for non-compliance with violence and harassment orders

A company providing security services was recently fined $70,000 for violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (the Act) relating to workplace violence and harassment.
Smartphone APP assesses indoor air quality

Smartphone APP assesses indoor air quality

Are you suffering with dry skin, nausea or asthmatic reactions at work? If so, a new smartphone APP can help identify if poor indoor air quality (IAQ) is the culprit.
Fred Upshaw, WHSC Board member, former OPSEU president dies

Fred Upshaw, WHSC Board member, former OPSEU president dies

Brother Fred Upshaw, a tireless advocate for working people has died after a lengthy battle with cancer. Fred passed away peacefully at home on March 1 at the age of 81.
Ensuring safe work the focus of WHSC student scholarship competition

Ensuring safe work the focus of WHSC student scholarship competition

Criteria for the annual Workers Health and Safety Centre (WHSC) student scholarship competition has just been posted.
WHSC adding Working at Heights courses as April 1st compliance deadline looms

WHSC adding Working at Heights courses as April 1st compliance deadline looms

Ontario employers have one month left to ensure construction workers who work at heights complete a mandatory, Ministry of Labour-approved, working at heights training program.
WHSC supports International RSI Day with specially-priced ergonomics training

WHSC supports International RSI Day with specially-priced ergonomics training

Register today to ensure your access to deeply-discounted training designed to help guide workplaces towards musculoskeletal pain and disorder prevention.
Amended Ontario Construction Regulations require safer suspended work platforms

Amended Ontario Construction Regulations require safer suspended work platforms

Recent changes to regulations governing Ontario construction projects include comprehensive new requirements to ensure the safe design and use of suspended access equipment.
Increased OHS vulnerability linked to higher rates of self-reported injury

Increased OHS vulnerability linked to higher rates of self-reported injury

Institute for Work & Health (IWH) recently released a study examining the relationship between occupational health and safety (OHS) vulnerability and work-related injury and illness.
Risk assessments among most recent changes to Ontario Mining Regulations

Risk assessments among most recent changes to Ontario Mining Regulations

Mining sector employers have new duties to provide greater protection against specific mining hazards and an obligation to complete workplace risk assessments.
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