Workers Health & Safety Centre


December 04, 2019

Lung disease in nurses linked to disinfectant use at work

Exposure reduction strategies needed now as regular use of disinfectants by female nurses linked to the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), study finds.
November 07, 2019

Gain or maintain JHSC Certification compliance by year end

Need to certify members of your joint health and safety committee (JHSC)?
WHSC can help now.
October 29, 2019

Night shift work/breast cancer link demands action, says research

Evidence of the link between night shift work and cancer has been mounting for over a decade, but a new Canadian cancer burden study finds we can’t wait for more definite proof.
October 24, 2019

Quality training key to new worker safety, say scholarship winners

Five Ontario students have been selected from among many worthy candidates to receive 2019 Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) post-secondary education scholarships.
October 23, 2019

World Congress on Safety & Health at Work Calls for Abstracts

The World Congress on Safety and Health is accepting abstracts from around the world to tie into topics, themes, and sessions of the XXII Congress to be held in 2020 in Toronto.
October 17, 2019

JHSC Certification Refresher Training…on schedule for compliance

Need to ensure members of your joint health and safety committee (JHSC) maintain certified member status? Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) can help.
October 10, 2019

New Federal employment standards, what’s in force and what is not

Weak employment standards negatively impact worker health and safety, particularly as they relate to hours of work and the employment relationship.
October 02, 2019

Violence, harassment in elementary schools at crisis levels, report

Violence against elementary school educators has risen seven-fold over 12 years and will remain unacceptably high unless sufficient supports are put in place, finds a new study.
October 01, 2019

WHSC Certification Part I training, ensured learning now in three days

WHSC Certification Part I training is renamed, updated and now deliverable over three days, all while preserving the integrity of learning.
September 18, 2019

Safe lifting training must look beyond worker behaviour, review finds

Teaching workers the “straight back, bent knees” lifting technique, without considering their job demands and work context, will prove ineffective finds a systematic review.
September 11, 2019

WHSC Certification Part I, revamped and ready for delivery

An overhaul of WHSC’s Certification Part I training program adds valuable new resources designed to better help Certified members carry out their considerable responsibilities.
September 04, 2019

WHSC newly revised Hand Tools training ready for booking

WHSC updates to our popular Hand Tools training program and resources are meant to better prepare workplace representatives and workers confronted by common hand tool hazards.

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