Workers Health & Safety Centre


March 25, 2020

UPDATE: WHSC efforts to help contain COVID-19 expanded

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, so too does WHSC’s response to the pandemic and most importantly for us, the health and safety of workers working during the pandemic.
February 26, 2020

RSI Awareness Day February 29. Stop the pain. Start with prevention.

Every year some two million Canadians suffer a musculoskeletal disorder serious enough to limit normal activities. But did you know the majority of these injuries are work-related?
February 13, 2020

Chronic back pain reduced by work autonomy and social support, study

Well-designed jobs should take into account physical and psychosocial work factors to help reduce the risk of workers developing chronic low back pain says a new study.
February 06, 2020

Lung disease linked to stone countertop fabrication

Evidence linking silicosis with workers who cut, drill and polish stone countertops is mounting, but a recent report suggests we need not wait for more evidence to act.
February 05, 2020

Workplace violence solutions for schools central to recent ETFO symposium

Participants from across Canada came together to discuss the most urgent health and safety concern facing education workers today—growing violence and harassment in schools.
January 23, 2020

WHMIS training standard much needed, recent worker death demonstrates

The death of a worker exposed to toxic fumes emitted from a mixture of chemical cleaning products is a tragic reminder of why enforceable WHMIS training standards are needed now.
January 16, 2020

Night work and long hours unhealthy for pregnant workers, says research

New research and an updated literature review provide mounting evidence of the link between working at night or long hours and adverse pregnancy outcomes.
January 15, 2020

WHSC Certification training… meeting multiple employer OHS duties

Looking to start the year right with an effective occupational health and safety management program? Why not begin with Worker Health & Safety Centre Certification training?
January 09, 2020

Amendments to Ontario toxic substance regs now in force

Many recent changes to Ontario law governing exposure to chemical and biological agents are little more than housekeeping, but some alter how employers must protect workers.
December 18, 2019

Asbestos precautions, including training, inadequate in Ontario schools, survey

Custodial workers in Ontario schools are concerned asbestos containing materials (ACM) are not well managed and training is inadequate, according to a recent report.
December 17, 2019

Working at heights training key to worker safety, employer compliance

Worker deaths and critical injuries along with employer convictions remain all too common consequences of falls on Ontario construction sites and other workplaces.
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.

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