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WHSC Basic Certification helps ensure critical “IRS” compliance
April 18, 2018

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
April 17, 2018

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
April 13, 2018

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
April 12, 2018

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.
Cell tower radiation linked with cancer in new study
April 06, 2018

Cell tower radiation linked with cancer in new study

Is your workplace or home located near a cell tower? There may be reason for concern.
Plan to attend a Day of Mourning event. WHSC community event listing now online.
April 05, 2018

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
March 15, 2018

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
March 12, 2018

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
March 02, 2018

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
February 21, 2018

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.
Research questions ‘safe’ level of exposure to diesel engine exhaust
February 20, 2018

Research questions ‘safe’ level of exposure to diesel engine exhaust

New research suggests exposure to diesel engine exhaust, at levels lower than previously considered acceptable, can significantly contribute to the burden of cancer.
WHSC schedules updated JHSC Basic Certification training
February 12, 2018

WHSC schedules updated JHSC Basic Certification training

Is your workplace in compliance with legal requirements to certify at least two members of your joint health and safety committee (JHSC) – one worker rep and one management rep?

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