Workers Health & Safety Centre

Two OHCOW events to help combat airborne transmission of COVID

With surging COVID cases and winter increasing time spent indoors it’s critical to understand the airborne transmission of the virus and the need for effective workplace controls.

Workplaces need to consider a range of controls, including enhanced ventilation and the proper use of effective respiratory protection.

Much can be learned and applied from recent experience and the science on COVID-19 transmission and its control. Just as valuable though is the need to review basic principles of hazard communication and participatory health and safety to find and apply solutions in the workplace.

Learn this and more by joining OHCOW and its partners for two upcoming webinars, the latest in their series, Occ-COVID-Science, Solutions & Success Stories.
 
WHAT: Transmission Reduction, Ventilation Optimization
& Knowledge Activation for effective Workplace Prevention
WHEN: Friday, November 27, 2020 1:30pm-3:00pm EST
REGISTER: Learn more and register on eventbrite.

WHAT:

Effective PPE as a Control:  Respiratory Protection During COVID Winter

WHEN: Friday, December 11, 2020 1:30pm-3:00pm EST
REGISTER:     Learn more and register on eventbrite.


OHCOW clinics offer a unique interdisciplinary service model. Teams of doctors, nurses, hygienists and ergonomists provide medical, hygiene, ergonomic and health assessments of workplaces free-of-charge. Along with the critical input of occupational health practitioners OHCOW’s model also includes a role for workers and their representatives to participate in assessing and addressing workplace hazards. With this same goal in mind, several OHCOW assessment tools are also embedded in WHSC training programs.
 
Be sure to watch for news of other upcoming OHCOW events and subscribe to their electronic newsletter.
 
Working during the second wave of this pandemic? Then also consider sharing your experiences in the relaunch of OHCOW’s surveys of healthcare workers and all other workers, including those working from home

WHSC can help too!

The COVID-19 crisis presented an unprecedented challenge in terms of providing access to the Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) essential and mandatory training programs. WHSC quickly retooled our delivery model in a way we could still ensure the integrity of our training and safety of participants and instructors. This we achieved with our WHSC virtual classroom training. The vast majority of training participants report the WHSC virtual classroom experience as “excellent,” enabling them to achieve clarity of communication, participation in the class and group sessions and demonstrated knowledge of learning objectives.

Many of our training programs help employers meet training and competency requirements for supervisorsjoint health and safety committees and worker health and safety representatives, all of whom play essential roles in the pursuit of healthier, safer workplaces including controlling COVID-19 transmission in the workplace. Many of these training essentials, including our JHSC Certification training and revised COVID-19 training program, are currently scheduled in our virtual classrooms.

Beyond scheduled classes, and where participant numbers warrant, we can work with you to coordinate almost any of our training courses in a virtual classroom for all workers, workplace representatives and supervisors.
 
Need more information still?
Call: 1-888-896-7950 or contact a WHSC training services representative near you.
Email: contactus@whsc.on.ca
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Additional WHSC related resources:
Webinar: Ventilation to prevent COVID-19 airborne transmission
COVID-19 Respiratory and Eye Protection Safeguards
WHSC COVID-19-Resources