Workers Health & Safety Centre


March 10, 2021

Cleaning products damaging worker respiratory health, study confirms

The pandemic has seen calls for enhanced cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces, but now researchers are calling for enhanced protections for workers administering these products.
March 09, 2021

Train for mentally healthy work throughout the pandemic and beyond

Vaccines spark hope for an end to the pandemic, but ongoing public health measures AND programs to tackle the mental health impacts of COVID-19 will be needed for some time.
March 08, 2021

Aerosol spread of COVID-19 virus, evidence and experts support urgent action

Despite much debate, the evidence is clear —without preventive measures, small aerosol particles in indoor settings can be a primary source of transmission of the COVID-19 virus.
March 04, 2021

Strengthen your COVID response. Ensure your JHSC is properly trained.

Highly transmissible variants of concern and ongoing community spread are reasons to shore up precautions to prevent transmission of COVID-19 in your workplace.
March 02, 2021

Future of work requires more protection for vulnerable workers, study

Massive social, technological and economic change is shaping the work we do and will impact workers unequally says new research exploring the topic.
February 10, 2021

WHSC offers training in support of RSI Awareness Day and prevention

Research evidence and workplace experiences confirm prevention of repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) also known as musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) is decidedly achievable.
February 09, 2021

The stress of COVID, more research and WHSC training to help

Canadian workers are currently as distressed as the most distressed one per cent of working Canadians prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new report suggests.
January 21, 2021

WHSC Certification Part II training includes new safety hazards module

Safety hazards remain stubbornly common in Ontario workplaces. Joint health and safety committees need support in their role to help control or better yet eliminate these hazards.
January 15, 2021

Safety effect for unionized Ontario construction sites grows stronger, study

A new study confirms previous research which finds unionized construction sites in Ontario are safer and workers on those sites experience fewer work-related injuries.
January 12, 2021

Register today for WHSC Worker Health & Safety Awareness training

Given challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, WHSC is now offering our newly updated Worker Health and Safety Awareness program in safe and effective virtual classrooms.
January 06, 2021

Optimal airflow in vehicles may help reduce COVID-19 transmission, study

If you travel by passenger vehicle, where you sit and which windows you open may reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission among the occupants says a new study.
January 04, 2021

Federal workplaces face new OHS laws. Upcoming WHSC training can help.

Significant changes to federal health and safety laws came into effect January 1, 2021. Ensuring your workplace representatives are properly trained is more critical than ever.

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