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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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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