Workers Health & Safety Centre

What occupational health tools do you need? OHCOW wants to hear from you!

Laptop showing OHCOW's Occupational Health Needs Assessment survey
The Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) wants to know how they can better support workplaces in tackling occupational health issues.
By completing a short survey, workplace representatives can share their workplace challenges and identify areas where they need greater support to be more effective.

Complete and share OHCOW needs assessment survey

The occupational health needs assessment will help OHCOW identify information gaps, improve delivery of its services and inform development of new initiatives and products. 
The survey seeks feedback on resources needed to effectively address workplace issues including ergonomics, workplace violence, harassment and psychosocial hazards as well as emerging trends.
The survey takes about seven to 10 minutes to complete.
Complete the OHCOW survey now.
The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, June 4, 2021.
If you have questions, contact Trevor Schell, ergonomist, OHCOW Sudbury office, (705) 523-2330 or 1-877-817-0336 x 2431 or

OHCOW—trusted occupational health services

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. To help them take action, OHCOW has developed a library of user friendly workplace assessment resources several OHCOW assessment tools are also embedded in WHSC training programs.
Visit to learn about their many invaluable services including a series of online workplace mental health events offered throughout the month of May.
Be sure to watch for news of other upcoming OHCOW events and subscribe to their electronic newsletter.

WHSC can help too!

Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) is Ontario’s only government-designated health and safety training centre. The COVID-19 crisis presented an unprecedented challenge in terms of providing access to WHSC’s essential programs including mandatory JHSC Certification training. WHSC quickly retooled our delivery model in a way we could still apply adult learning principles to ensure learning is engaging, relevant and achieved. This we achieved with WHSC virtual classroom training offering live, real-time learning. Participants and instructors engage remotely from their homes or workplaces, thus providing the benefits of traditional in-person training while also assuring safety.

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 programs on COVID-19mental health at work and workplace violence and harassment 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: 1-877-817-0336

Call: 1-888-896-7950 or contact a WHSC training services representative near you.
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