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WHSC now offers GHS WHMIS training en français
July 20, 2017

WHSC now offers GHS WHMIS training en français

The Workers Health and Safety Centre (WHSC) now offers GHS WHMIS training delivered in French to help workplaces comply with changing WHMIS obligations.
Workplace abuse in health care a growing and costly issue, says Nurses’ Union
July 07, 2017

Workplace abuse in health care a growing and costly issue, says Nurses’ Union

A new national report documents the dramatic cost of workplace violence suffered by nurses in both human and financial terms.
WHSC Certification Refresher Training secures MOL-approval
July 06, 2017

WHSC Certification Refresher Training secures MOL-approval

The Workers Health and Safety Centre is now approved to deliver all training required by joint health and safety committee (JHSC) members to gain and maintain Certification status.
Ignoring working at height obligations lands employer in jail
June 12, 2017

Ignoring working at height obligations lands employer in jail

An Ontario employer has been sentenced to one day in jail and fined $10,000 for failure to ensure a worker has adequate fall protection.
Report establishes blueprint for violence prevention in health care sector
June 09, 2017

Report establishes blueprint for violence prevention in health care sector

The Ontario government has released a progress report with 23 recommendations designed to reduce workplace violence against nurses and other health care workers in hospitals.
U.S. Court ruling supports public right to know about cell phone risks
June 08, 2017

U.S. Court ruling supports public right to know about cell phone risks

A recent U.S. Court of Appeal ruling upheld a Berkeley, California Ordinance calling on cell phone retailers to clearly display safety information relating to radiation exposure.
Conference to highlight carcinogens in Ontario mining industry
June 02, 2017

Conference to highlight carcinogens in Ontario mining industry

Occupational disease is the leading cause of work-related death in Ontario. Miners in this province are not exempt from this harsh reality.
Compliance dates extended for new GHS WHMIS
June 01, 2017

Compliance dates extended for new GHS WHMIS

The Federal government has delayed compliance dates for suppliers of hazardous products to transition from original WHMIS to the new Globally-harmonized (GHS) WHMIS.
WHSC student scholarship competition: Entry deadline Friday, June 9, 2017
May 31, 2017

WHSC student scholarship competition: Entry deadline Friday, June 9, 2017

Act now to ensure your submission is considered for the annual Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) student scholarship competition.
Ontario’s worker OHS awareness training ineffective, IWH study finds
May 31, 2017

Ontario’s worker OHS awareness training ineffective, IWH study finds

Programs designed to meet Ontario’s mandatory worker health and safety awareness training requirements were recently evaluated by the Institute for Work & Health (IWH).
“Systemic” health and safety problems leads to conviction
May 12, 2017

“Systemic” health and safety problems leads to conviction

The Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) was recently fined $100,000 as a result of a material handling incident in a Brampton store resulting in a serious injury to a worker.
New York to mandate disclosure of chemical ingredients in cleaning products
May 11, 2017

New York to mandate disclosure of chemical ingredients in cleaning products

Manufacturers seeking to sell cleaning products in New York State will soon be required to disclose chemical ingredients to the public.

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