Workers Health & Safety Centre


Worker advocates help secure OHCOW satellite office in Peterborough

Peterborough-area workers now have access to independent occupational health services with the opening of a satellite office of the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers.

Work-related stressors impact women and men differently, research finds

Exposure to psychosocial hazards at work adds to the growing health burden stress places upon both women and men, according to recently published Canadian research.

DEADLINE for NEW WHMIS obligations fast approaching

Ontario employers must comply with new training and other obligations relating to Canada’s altered workplace hazardous materials information system (WHMIS) by December 1, 2018.

WHSC releases revised Personal Protective Equipment training program

Personal protective equipment is understood to be the last line of defense in controlling hazards, but too often it’s the most common control used by employers.

Sudbury company charged under Westray Law in worker’s death

A Sudbury company has been charged under the Criminal Code in the death of an employee killed in a 2017 accident.

Recent conviction and Ministry inspections related to new and young workers

Employers of new and young workers continue to be the subject of Ontario Ministry of Labour (Ministry) enforcement activities.

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 15 for WHSC Student Scholarship Competition

The deadline for submissions to this year’s annual Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) high school student scholarship competition has been extended.

Ontario employers must soon comply with new GHS WHMIS requirements

Canada’s Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, known as WHMIS, is undergoing significant changes.

Researchers raise concerns for worker health in Ontario’s e-waste sector

Ontario workers dismantling televisions, cell phones, printers and other electronic devices are being exposed to harmful flame retardant chemicals (FR), a recent study finds.

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