Workers Health & Safety Centre


Upcoming workshop to explore shade solutions to cancer-causing sun exposure

Solar ultra violet (UV) radiation is a significant occupational cancer threat in Ontario, according to the Occupational Cancer Research Centre.

WHSC Basic Certification helps ensure critical “IRS” compliance

With the release of the Ministry of Labour’s new enforcement blitz schedule, many employers are reviewing their workplace health and safety programs, including training obligations.

Ministry enforcement blitz to target employers of new and young workers

Is your workplace hiring new and young workers this summer? If so, are you aware of significant employer obligations to protect their safety and health, including training?

WHSC expands schedule to meet demand for working at heights refresher training

Construction sector employers are advised to review working at heights (WAH) training records for workers they employ to ensure this mandatory training is up to date.

Employers now accountable for temp agency worker injuries under new law

More than three years after being passed by the Legislature, changes to Ontario workers’ compensation law intended to protect temporary agency workers are now in effect.

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

Workers have the legal right to be protected from hazards on the job. When hazards go unaddressed, workers suffer the most.

WHSC 2018 high school scholarship competition NOW OPEN

Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) once again invites graduating high school students who are headed for post-secondary education to enter our student scholarship competition.

WHSC works to ensure availability of JHSC Part II Certification training

Certification training of joint health and safety committee members begins but does not end with Basic Certification training – next step, Workplace-Specific Hazard Training.

March 3—World Hearing Day—turning up the volume on noise prevention

One in ten Canadians struggle each day because of varying degrees of hearing loss.

Forum to explore challenges faced by workers new to Canada

Migrants, worker representatives, community advocates, service providers, clinicians, policy makers, students and researchers are invited to Work, Migration and Health Forum 2018.

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