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MANDATORY health and safety training fills fall community schedule
October 17, 2018

MANDATORY health and safety training fills fall community schedule

Ensuring joint committee members, supervisors, those working at heights and others get the health and safety training required by law can be a challenge for employers.
“Right to disconnect” from work has major support, says fed report
October 16, 2018

“Right to disconnect” from work has major support, says fed report

The federal government is considering whether changes to modernize labour standards should include new rules allowing employees to ignore email outside of work hours.
Growth in precarious work driving federal labour standards overhaul
October 10, 2018

Growth in precarious work driving federal labour standards overhaul

The Federal government says it will introduce legislation this fall to change rules of work to better address the realities of the modern workplace and harmful working conditions.
WHSC offers Certification Refresher Training in run-up to pending deadline
October 01, 2018

WHSC offers Certification Refresher Training in run-up to pending deadline

For joint health and safety committee members who became certified after March, 2016, new MOL-approved Certification Refresher Training is now required for continued compliance.
Workplace violence growing in education sector, study finds
September 25, 2018

Workplace violence growing in education sector, study finds

A growing body of evidence suggests violence against teachers, educational assistants and others in the education sector is escalating.
Worker advocates help secure OHCOW satellite office in Peterborough
September 20, 2018

Worker advocates help secure OHCOW satellite office in Peterborough

Peterborough-area workers now have access to independent occupational health services with the opening of a satellite office of the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers.
Work-related stressors impact women and men differently, research finds
August 28, 2018

Work-related stressors impact women and men differently, research finds

Exposure to psychosocial hazards at work adds to the growing health burden stress places upon both women and men, according to recently published Canadian research.
DEADLINE for NEW WHMIS obligations fast approaching
August 21, 2018

DEADLINE for NEW WHMIS obligations fast approaching

Ontario employers must comply with new training and other obligations relating to Canada’s altered workplace hazardous materials information system (WHMIS) by December 1, 2018.
WHSC releases revised Personal Protective Equipment training program
August 20, 2018

WHSC releases revised Personal Protective Equipment training program

Personal protective equipment is understood to be the last line of defense in controlling hazards, but too often it’s the most common control used by employers.
Flight attendants experiencing cancer at higher rates, says new research
August 16, 2018

Flight attendants experiencing cancer at higher rates, says new research

Compared to the general public, flight attendants have a much higher prevalence of many forms of cancer, according to recently published Harvard University research.
Sudbury company charged under Westray Law in worker’s death
August 13, 2018

Sudbury company charged under Westray Law in worker’s death

A Sudbury company has been charged under the Criminal Code in the death of an employee killed in a 2017 accident.
Recent conviction and Ministry inspections related to new and young workers
July 27, 2018

Recent conviction and Ministry inspections related to new and young workers

Employers of new and young workers continue to be the subject of Ontario Ministry of Labour (Ministry) enforcement activities.

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