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Patient handling REG reduces musculoskeletal suffering, study finds
February 11, 2019

Patient handling REG reduces musculoskeletal suffering, study finds

Nurses in California hospitals report less major musculoskeletal symptoms since safe patient handling regulation came into force in 2014, according to a recently published study.
Worker death stats need much more accuracy, say researchers
January 30, 2019

Worker death stats need much more accuracy, say researchers

Work-related fatalities should be counted among the leading causes of death in Canada, concludes researchers examining a broad number of data sources.
Non-standard work hours and training to minimize their effect
January 28, 2019

Non-standard work hours and training to minimize their effect

Our 24/7 economy demands 24/7 labour. Instead of working 9 to 5, many workers work 5 to 9 to make ends meet. But at what cost?
Propane blast injures four workers – prompts investigation
January 25, 2019

Propane blast injures four workers – prompts investigation

An explosion in the parking lot of a Mississauga industrial plaza sent four workers to hospital early yesterday morning.
Scheduled WHSC Certification training fast approaching
January 23, 2019

Scheduled WHSC Certification training fast approaching

Need to certify members of your joint health and safety committee quickly? WHSC can help. We can get you into full compliance before March-end.
Ontario safety authority leaves workers unprotected too
January 22, 2019

Ontario safety authority leaves workers unprotected too

Ineffective oversight of public safety was a central concern raised by Ontario Auditor General’s year-end report released in December 2018.
Lack of training contributing to fall hazards, Ministry finds
January 16, 2019

Lack of training contributing to fall hazards, Ministry finds

Seven workers were killed and 66 suffered critical injuries as a result of working at heights-related incidents in construction in 2017, according to Ontario’s Ministry of Labour.
Most worker health and safety training highly deficient, studies find
December 19, 2018

Most worker health and safety training highly deficient, studies find

Workplace training to help protect worker health and especially prevent occupational skin disease has been consistently found wanting by a series of Ontario-based studies.
Ministry compliance activities include JHSC certification training
December 12, 2018

Ministry compliance activities include JHSC certification training

WHSC has scheduled joint health and safety committee (JHSC) certification training across Ontario through the winter months to help employers meet compliance obligations.
Research on silica exposure controls finds PPE comes at a cost
December 07, 2018

Research on silica exposure controls finds PPE comes at a cost

Research estimating cancers averted and intervention costs of two silica control measures offers an important new perspective on the control of occupational cancers.
Workplace bullying survey finds high level of non-compliance
November 30, 2018

Workplace bullying survey finds high level of non-compliance

A recent survey of almost 1,900 Canadians revealed many employers are ignoring reported incidents of workplace bullying.
Employer general duty should be broadly interpreted says Court
November 23, 2018

Employer general duty should be broadly interpreted says Court

The Court of Appeal for Ontario says the general duty clause in the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) can impose higher obligations to protect workers than requirements in regulations.

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