Workers Health & Safety Centre

NEWS

STUDENTS INVITED to apply for WHSC cash scholarships

Do you know an Ontario high school student off to college or university this coming fall who could benefit from occupational health and safety awareness and maybe even some cash?

Workplace mental health: New research and special May training offer

Workplaces have responded to worker mental health concerns with numerous popular wellness programs, but new research finds most do little to benefit workers.

On April 28 Fight for Change. Fight for the Living.

Workers and their representatives are demanding a place at the table to drive the kind of change necessary to take on health and safety hazards AND the global climate crisis.

JHSC Certification training via e-learning unsupported by evidence

This week will mark the year and a half mark in Ontario’s review of Certification training standards for joint health and safety committees (JHSCs). A decision is imminent.

Shortcuts kill worker! Supervisor competency on trial!

An Ontario employer and two supervisors were recently fined $625,000 after being convicted of Occupational Health and Safety Act violations which caused the death of a worker.

Special April offer on WHSC’s updated Working at Heights program

Ontario’s revised Working at Heights training standards came into affect April 1, 2024. Is your Working at Heights training current and unexpired?

Attend a Day of Mourning event in your community and be the change!

The urgent need to protect workers against climate-related hazards will be among the pressing concerns highlighted at upcoming National Day of Mourning events.

WHSC’s regrowth and renewal highlighted in latest Annual Report

Building back better, the Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) invested in staff, instructor, and infrastructure resources to help meet and surpass our goals for 2022/2023.

Subsidy for small workplace OHS representatives training ends soon

The deadline for employers to secure a government subsidy to support training of worker health and safety representatives is fast approaching. Don’t miss out!

Harassment at work rising, marginalized groups suffering most

Newly published Statistics Canada data analysis exploring harassment and sexual assault at work suggests many employers are not meeting their legal duty to protect workers.

Testing and tackling radon exposures in Ontario workplaces

New research on radon in Ontario workplaces is calling for more testing to identify those most at risk of exposure to the known carcinogen.

Still save with essential WHSC training

Our recent low- to no-cost training offer has come to an end. All deeply discounted OHS training seats are sold out. But new discounts are in the works.

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