health and safety

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CCOHS Reminds Canadians of the Importance of National Day of Mourning on April 28

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is reminding employees and employers that April 28th is the National Day of Mourning in Canada. This day is set aside to honour those workers across the country whose lives have been lost, or affected by workplace injuries, disabilities or disease. The National Day of Mourning … Continue reading »

REMINDER- Scholarship Opportunity for Occupational Health and Safety Students

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) reminds students that the January 31 deadline for the 2012-2013 Dick Martin Scholarship Award program is fast approaching. This annual, national award is offered to students enrolled in an occupational health and safety course or program in an accredited Canadian college or university, leading to an … Continue reading »

Ontario: Safe Communities Incentive Program (SCIP)

SCIP is a two-part health and safety incentive program for small business that can show you how to reduce your WSIB costs, increase productivity, meet health and safety legislative requirements, and keep your workers safe. Part One is an introduction to health and safety designed to create awareness of risks in the workplace and an understanding … Continue reading »

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Launches New E-Courses

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Federal Minister of Labour Lisa Raitt to Attend National Health and Safety Conference

HAMILTON, ON (October 9, 2012) – With just over two weeks to go until its bi-annual conference, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) announces that Federal Minister of Labour, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, will be attending the CCOHS’ Forum IV: Better Together, to be held October 29 and 30, 2012, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. … Continue reading »

Minister Raitt discusses health and safety at China International Forum on Work Safety

The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Canada’s Labour Minister, today addressed the 6th China International Forum on Work Safety. The forum participants included international labour officials, health and safety policy experts and practitioners. “Canadians know the importance of health and safety protection and that our whole economy benefits from safe workplaces,” said Minister Raitt. “The Government of Canada … Continue reading »

Safety Goes Green

The fatalities came fast. First, a 1,300 kilogram steel wall slipped loose from a crane, smashing into another wall and bringing both down onto 40-year-old Bobby Lee Tohannie and 24-year-old Angel Hernandez. Half a year later, Harvey Englander was struck by the counter-weight for a construction elevator. Then, ironworker Harold Billingsley and electrician Mark Wescoat … Continue reading »

Labour Day and the importance of health and safety awareness among young workers

Canada’s Labour Minister highlights Labour Day and the importance of health and safety awareness among young workers As Canadians will celebrate Labour Day on Monday, a tradition observed for well over 100 years in Canada, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Canada’s Labour Minister, highlighted the importance of providing Canadians with the information they need to prevent … Continue reading »

Development of an Instrument for Evaluating the Factors Influencing Long-Term Sick Leave Attributable to Mental Health Problems

Abstract Mental health problems are increasing in companies. And even if we know better how to prevent them, little is being done to facilitate the return to work of affected people. A reduction in the symptoms associated with these disorders has no impact on a return to work, as indicated by recent studies. This tends … Continue reading »

NIOSH Develops Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance (ERHMS) System

Overview The nation depends on emergency responders to preserve the public’s safety and health when disasters strike.   To successfully meet this challenge, emergency responders must be protected from the hazardous conditions that disasters and other emergencies create.  A plan for monitoring emergency responder health and safety is an important part of protecting them. Recognizing this, … Continue reading »

Helping workers with back pain get back to work

Medical advice on staying active can have a positive affect on workers who are on medical leave due to  lower back pain, a new study finds. In fact, recovery from nonspecific lower back pain can be delayed if people avoid activity, according to researchers Dr. Marc Du Bois and Peter Donceel, at KU Leuven, a university in … Continue reading »

Three Basic Rights of Canadian Workers NEW!

Ensure that your workers know that they have three important rights. Product Description Across Canada there are laws in place to protect workers on the job. This occupational health and safety legislation gives three important rights to all workers to ensure they have the knowledge they need to be safe on the job and the … Continue reading »

Safer and Healthier at Any Age: Strategies for an Aging Workforce

Profound changes continue to unfold in the American workforce as Baby Boomers—Americans born between 1945 and 1964—swell the ranks of our workplaces. This has led many employers to fear the possibilities of negative impacts associated with this demographic trend.  On one hand, they are concerned that having age-gifted workers on the job may mean escalating … Continue reading »