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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.
Women working longer hours are at increased risk for diabetes, says new research
July 17, 2018

Women working longer hours are at increased risk for diabetes, says new research

Working beyond a 40-hour work week leads to higher rates of diabetes in women compared to those working fewer hours, according to a recent Canadian study.
Study finds major underreporting of workplace violence in Ontario hospitals
June 25, 2018

Study finds major underreporting of workplace violence in Ontario hospitals

Responding to concerns of workers and their representatives in the health care sector, Ontario hospitals are now required to report annually incidents of workplace violence.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 15 for WHSC Student Scholarship Competition
June 07, 2018

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 15 for WHSC Student Scholarship Competition

The deadline for submissions to this year’s annual Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) high school student scholarship competition has been extended.
Ontario employers must soon comply with new GHS WHMIS requirements
May 30, 2018

Ontario employers must soon comply with new GHS WHMIS requirements

Canada’s Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, known as WHMIS, is undergoing significant changes.
Researchers raise concerns for worker health in Ontario’s e-waste sector
May 25, 2018

Researchers raise concerns for worker health in Ontario’s e-waste sector

Ontario workers dismantling televisions, cell phones, printers and other electronic devices are being exposed to harmful flame retardant chemicals (FR), a recent study finds.
WHSC adds mandatory training opportunities ahead of summer slowdown
May 24, 2018

WHSC adds mandatory training opportunities ahead of summer slowdown

Coordinating the delivery of occupational health and safety training programs during the summer months can be a challenge for employers.
Gender-bias in OHS research renewed subject of investigation
May 22, 2018

Gender-bias in OHS research renewed subject of investigation

A new study confirms a gender-gap persists in both the number and depth of research studies which focus on women’s exposure to occupational carcinogens.
Webinar to explore assessment and control strategies for diesel exhaust exposure
May 10, 2018

Webinar to explore assessment and control strategies for diesel exhaust exposure

Five percent of Canada’s working population is exposed to cancer-causing diesel engine exhaust (DEE) at work, according to CAREX Canada.
Opportunity to learn about Ontario’s often oppressive migrant worker experience
May 09, 2018

Opportunity to learn about Ontario’s often oppressive migrant worker experience

They came to Ontario hoping for a better life for themselves and their families back home.

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