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Working at heights enforcement remains top Ministry priority

Fines, orders, stop work orders and even jail terms have been among recent consequences for employers failing to meet minimum working at heights provisions under Ontario law.

WHSC student scholarship contest DEADLINE Friday, June 7

Do you know a high school senior interested in winning a scholarship based on their understanding of workplace health and safety and their activism at school or in the community?

Sales receipts pose toxic exposures, evidence mounts

Harmful endocrine-disrupting chemicals are readily absorbed into the bodies of workers and consumers when handling common sales receipts, a recent Canadian experiment confirms.

Safe and Healthy Work…Insist on it!

Workers and their representatives have much to be proud of when it comes to occupational health and safety gains. But experience tells us workers need so much more …

WHSC releases Suspended Access Equipment Installer & Operator program

Changes to regulations governing Ontario construction projects include new requirements to ensure the safe design and use of suspended access equipment including mandatory training.

Regulated working at heights training works and needed: studies

Two recently released Ontario studies demonstrate why mandatory, standardized working at heights training is so critical to worker well-being.

WHSC 2019 Day of Mourning event listing now online. Plan to attend.

The annual toll of worker injury, illness and death should be incentive enough to ensure work is both safe and healthy. Apparently it’s not.

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