Workers Health & Safety Centre

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WHSC 2019 student scholarship competition NOW OPEN

Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) invites high school students set to begin their post-secondary education this fall to enter our 19th annual student scholarship competition.

Recent corporate criminal negligence plea deal draws criticism

A Sudbury, Ontario company will pay a fine of $1,000, along with $200,000 to be paid over time to the family of a worker killed shortly after beginning a new assignment.

RSI Awareness Day February 28—making every day about prevention

Work shouldn’t hurt! But all too often it does. Repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) remain the leading cause of work-related, lost-time injury for Ontario workers.

Patient handling REG reduces musculoskeletal suffering, study finds

Nurses in California hospitals report less major musculoskeletal symptoms since safe patient handling regulation came into force in 2014, according to a recently published study.

Worker death stats need much more accuracy, say researchers

Work-related fatalities should be counted among the leading causes of death in Canada, concludes researchers examining a broad number of data sources.

Non-standard work hours and training to minimize their effect

Our 24/7 economy demands 24/7 labour. Instead of working 9 to 5, many workers work 5 to 9 to make ends meet. But at what cost?

Propane blast injures four workers – prompts investigation

An explosion in the parking lot of a Mississauga industrial plaza sent four workers to hospital early yesterday morning.

Scheduled WHSC Certification training fast approaching

Need to certify members of your joint health and safety committee quickly? WHSC can help. We can get you into full compliance before March-end.

Ontario safety authority leaves workers unprotected too

Ineffective oversight of public safety was a central concern raised by Ontario Auditor General’s year-end report released in December 2018.

Lack of training contributing to fall hazards, Ministry finds

Seven workers were killed and 66 suffered critical injuries as a result of working at heights-related incidents in construction in 2017, according to Ontario’s Ministry of Labour.

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