Workers Health & Safety Centre

WHSC webinar May 21: Capturing healthcare workers' COVID experiences

Healthcare workers on the frontlines of COVID-19 have unique insights about working during this pandemic, lessons that can inform prevention efforts today and in the future.

A recent poll by Potloc Research in partnership with the Canadian Public Health Association found almost half of health care workers surveyed said they needed psychological support while 45 per cent said they needed more training. Respondents expressed mostly negative feelings about their work during COVID-19 and report feeling anxious (67%), unsafe (49%), overwhelmed (40%).

Capturing healthcare workers COVID-19 work experiences is the subject of the next webinar in the WHSC Confronting COVID-19 series. The webinar will review the preliminary results of a survey of healthcare workers’ experiences during a pandemic. This free webinar will be led by John Oudyk, occupational hygienist with our partner organization Occupational Health Clinic for Ontario Workers (OHCOW). 

The survey, developed by OHCOW with researchers at the Institute for Work & Health and Duke University in North Carolina, includes input from workers and their representatives from the health care sector. The survey is based on several scientifically-recognized questions that measure different aspects of job-related psychosocial conditions, along with symptoms related to intense stressful conditions and mood disorders.

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COVID-19: Capturing healthcare workers' experiences.
Thursday, May 21, 11:00 am to 11:30 am
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Webinar participants are encouraged to pose questions and concerns. Webinar space is limited and offered to Ontario residents only.

Join us live on Facebook

Streaming is available in real time to an unlimited Facebook audience. You can pose questions here too.

Can't join us live?

You can visit our Facebook page or YouTube channel at your convenience to view this webinar or others in our Confronting COVID-19 series. PowerPoint presentations from all COVID-19 sessions are also posted to our website.

WHSC virtual training and COVID-19 docs

This webinar series, our virtual training courses and many COVID-19 resources are made available during these unprecedented and challenging times to help ensure workers, supervisors, joint health and safety committee members and others have access to a trusted source of training and information. Register today for any one of a growing list of WHSC virtual training courses. Be sure to download and share our resources widely. Follow us too on social media sites including Twitter. There we share news and insights daily.

WHSC role

As Ontario’s only designated health and safety training centre, Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) supports workers, their representatives, supervisors, contractors and employers in every work sector with comprehensive training programs and information services. In all we do, we put workers first.  After all, it is their lives and livelihoods that are affected most when workplace hazards, including the COVID-19 virus go uncontrolled.
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