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Security company fined for non-compliance with violence and harassment orders

Security company fined for non-compliance with violence and harassment orders

A company providing security services was recently fined $70,000 for violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (the Act) relating to workplace violence and harassment.
Smartphone APP assesses indoor air quality

Smartphone APP assesses indoor air quality

Are you suffering with dry skin, nausea or asthmatic reactions at work? If so, a new smartphone APP can help identify if poor indoor air quality (IAQ) is the culprit.
Fred Upshaw, WHSC Board member, former OPSEU president dies

Fred Upshaw, WHSC Board member, former OPSEU president dies

Brother Fred Upshaw, a tireless advocate for working people has died after a lengthy battle with cancer. Fred passed away peacefully at home on March 1 at the age of 81.
Ensuring safe work the focus of WHSC student scholarship competition

Ensuring safe work the focus of WHSC student scholarship competition

Criteria for the annual Workers Health and Safety Centre (WHSC) student scholarship competition has just been posted.
WHSC adding Working at Heights courses as April 1st compliance deadline looms

WHSC adding Working at Heights courses as April 1st compliance deadline looms

Ontario employers have one month left to ensure construction workers who work at heights complete a mandatory, Ministry of Labour-approved, working at heights training program.
WHSC supports International RSI Day with specially-priced ergonomics training

WHSC supports International RSI Day with specially-priced ergonomics training

Register today to ensure your access to deeply-discounted training designed to help guide workplaces towards musculoskeletal pain and disorder prevention.
Amended Ontario Construction Regulations require safer suspended work platforms

Amended Ontario Construction Regulations require safer suspended work platforms

Recent changes to regulations governing Ontario construction projects include comprehensive new requirements to ensure the safe design and use of suspended access equipment.
Increased OHS vulnerability linked to higher rates of self-reported injury

Increased OHS vulnerability linked to higher rates of self-reported injury

Institute for Work & Health (IWH) recently released a study examining the relationship between occupational health and safety (OHS) vulnerability and work-related injury and illness.


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