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January 27, 2022

WHSC launches new COVID respirator training program

Public health officials are finally acknowledging the COVID-19 virus is airborne. New variants are dramatically more transmissible. A greater response is needed urgently.
January 26, 2022

Optimal Omicron isolation times and the growing science behind them

Recently reduced COVID isolation times do not reflect new research which finds a large percentage of individuals remain potentially infectious beyond five days.
January 24, 2022

WHSC Board names new Executive Director

Following an extensive executive search, the Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) Board of Directors is pleased to announce Andrew Mudge as their choice for Executive Director.
January 19, 2022

Complete Working at Heights training in WHSC's COVID-safe classes

The Omicron variant has shuttered many businesses, but not in the construction sector. Along with COVID precautions, health and safety training needs to be current. Is yours?
January 13, 2022

Is your JHSC fully certified? Register for WHSC virtual classes now!

Joint health and safety committees (JHSCs) can play a key role in identifying and resolving health and safety issues, especially if their training is complete and current.
January 06, 2022

Shore up your workplace training. Register for WHSC virtual classes.

As the highly transmissible Omicron variant surges through our communities and workplaces training should be among the measures in a layered approach to prevention.
Essential health and safety training programs available in COVID-safe virtual classes
December 17, 2021

Register for winter training sessions in WHSC virtual classes

We are all COVID weary, but safety precautions remain critically important, now more than ever. Is your workplace ready for this latest COVID challenge?
Construction sector employers must ensure all workers in their employ successfully complete WAH training before working at heights and using a fall protection system.
December 15, 2021

WHSC Working at Heights training to be offered on weekends

Despite the pandemic, construction activity across the province continues almost unabated. To keep pace, we are expanding Working at Heights training to include weekend dates.
December 13, 2021

New labour law includes important first steps, but more needed

SPECIAL REPORT: Amendments to Ontario employment laws may improve working conditions for some but will need prescribed measures to ensure the reforms bring real, lasting change.
December 09, 2021

COVID research maps workers in need of greater protection

Social inequities such as sexism and racism compound existing health and safety threats faced by essential workers and can no longer be ignored a new study concludes.
December 02, 2021

BC claim suppression study supports refocusing prevention strategies

Under-claiming and outright suppression of work-related injury and illness claims is substantial, according to another study, this time undertaken at the request of WorkSafeBC.
November 29, 2021

Study examines role of 'QACs' in occupational asthma

A new study confirms a link between specific chemicals commonly found in disinfectants and cleaning products with an increased risk of developing asthma.

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