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August 15, 2019

Many Canadian workers are overexposed to solar UVR, study finds

Exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation is one of the most common causes of occupational cancer, yet it has been inadequately addressed by researchers and regulators alike.
August 08, 2019

Cancer rates higher in Ontario industrial cities, study finds

Residents of Sarnia, Hamilton, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie and St. Catharines are developing and dying from leukemia at rates “strikingly higher” than the national average.
August 07, 2019

GE Peterborough Town of Widows documentary to air on CBC

Tune in Thursday, August 8 to CBC to view a documentary exploring how GE Peterborough left a legacy of disease and death and the response of a community demanding justice.
July 31, 2019

Long work hours increases risk of stroke, study warns

A recent study found people who regularly work long hours had a higher risk of stroke, especially those who’ve done so for 10 years or more.
July 04, 2019

Harassment widespread in workplaces, finds Statistics Canada

A recent report adds to a growing body of evidence showing harassment in Canadian workplaces is in need of workplace interventions and regulatory enforcement.
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.

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