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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.

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.

Federal labour law changes would benefit precarious workers

Enhanced personal leaves, more notice about job scheduling and a mandatory eight-hour break between shifts are among the proposals to amend Canada’s federal labour laws.

Certification Training…last chance to achieve compliance for 2018

WHSC has scheduled joint health and safety committee (JHSC) certification training in communities across Ontario to help employers meet their obligations by year-end.

“Real” health and safety training defined by WHSC scholarship winners

The Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) has selected five deserving students to receive 2018 WHSC Ontario post-secondary education scholarships.

Occupational cancer specialist to deliver annual Nachemson lecture

Dr. Paul Demers, director of the Occupational Cancer Research Centre, will give this year’s Nachemson lecture hosted by the Institute for Work & Health.

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.

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

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.

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