Workers Health & Safety Centre

WHSC is surviving AND thriving. Read how in our 2020/2021 Annual Report.

The COVID crisis presented both a challenge and an opportunity for ingenuity. Our latest annual report explores how Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) rose to the occasion.

As the COVID pandemic emerged, WHSC leadership, staff and instructors, supported by our clients and constituents, confronted the challenges before us and found ways to ensure WHSC quality training and information resources reached those who needed them most. After all, workplaces needed and expected us to continue providing quality training during the pandemic. We did not disappoint as you will read in our 2020/2021 Annual Report.

WHSC’s virtual classrooms were key to our success. Like all our training programs, ones designed for this new learning environment would also ensure demonstrated and observed learning so essential to resolving real-world, workplace health and safety concerns. These innovative and interactive classrooms would also allow us to provide more Certification training to joint health and safety committee members (JHSC) than the year before.

People were also hungry for trusted COVID-19 information. Using the same digital platform, we also offered valuable webinars, sharing emerging critical information about the pandemic and measures to safeguard workers. A dedicated web page and social media posts would do the same. The phenomenal uptake of all these resources was especially gratifying.

Of the year, WHSC’s recently retired executive director, Dave Killham says simply, “I am extremely proud of our accomplishments in 2020/2021.” He adds, “I am equally confident the organization will continue to prevail in future, no matter the challenge.” While WHSC’s first venture into virtual classrooms exceeded expectations, Killham promises WHSC is not resting on its laurels and is seeking ways to improve the virtual classroom experience, while at the same time readying itself for when traditional physical classrooms can fully resume.

To learn more download WHSC's 2020/2021 Annual Report.

WHSC's role

Now more than ever, essential to the pursuit of safer, healthier workplaces are properly trained joint health and safety committees. For this reason, we prioritized offering JHSC Certification training in virtual classrooms since the pandemic’s beginning and will continue to offer this option for those who prefer it.

Beyond our scheduled classes we commit to working work with you, where participant numbers warrant, to coordinate virtual classroom training for workers and all workplace representatives using almost any of our courses. Our complete catalogue is available online for your consideration.

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