Workers Health & Safety Centre


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.
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.
August 29, 2019

Workplace interventions key to worker mental well-being, study finds

A recent study adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting better psychosocial working conditions can positively impact the mental health of workers.
August 21, 2019

New WHMIS obligations…WHSC schedules essential training

Sweeping changes to Canada’s Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, known as WHMIS, took effect in December, 2018. Is your workplace complying?
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.

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