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June 05, 2019

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.
May 29, 2019

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?
May 28, 2019

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.
May 08, 2019

Radiation from cell phones a human carcinogen, new review finds

Recent research into radiofrequency radiation (RFR) provides the evidence necessary to reclassify and prevent exposures urges a recently published scientific literature review.
April 26, 2019

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 …
April 24, 2019

Workers continue to pay high price for exercising OHS rights, study

Employer reprisals against workers attempting to exercise their health and safety rights remains a top concern according to a new, soon-to-be published study.
April 16, 2019

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.
April 10, 2019

Violence in long-term care cries out for prevention, new reports

Two new reports reveal a troubling reality of violence suffered by workers in Ontario long-term care facilities, a reality in need of immediate interventions say proponents.
April 09, 2019

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.
April 02, 2019

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.
April 01, 2019

Occupational disease site offers insights on exposure and prevention

A recently launched web site will be an important new source of evidence-based research focused on tracking occupational disease trends and exposures in Ontario.
March 26, 2019

Supportive supervisors reduce risk of worker injury, study finds

Institute for Work & Health (IWH) recently released a study examining the relationship between supervision and work-related injury and illness.

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