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Skills Online is an award-winning, continuing education program that helps build the skills and knowledge you need to meet the core competencies for public health. Public Health Updates

FluWatch report: April 5 to April 11, 2015 (Week 14)

In week 14, influenza B continued to be the predominant influenza virus circulating in all provinces and territories. The number of influenza A and B detections remained similar to the previous week. Other circulating respiratory viruses continue to decrease with the end of the 2014-15 flu season approaching. Public Health Updates

Respiratory Virus Detections/Isolations in Canada, Week 14 ending April 11, 2015

The Respiratory Virus Detection Surveillance System collects data from select laboratories across Canada on the number of tests performed and the number of tests positive for influenza and other respiratory viruses. Data are reported on a weekly basis year-round to the Centre for Immunization and Respiratory Infectious Diseases (CIRID), Public Health Agency of Canada. These … Continue reading »

Public Health Notice – Outbreak of E.coli infections with possible link to leafy greens

The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with federal and provincial public health partners to investigate an outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7, commonly called E.coli, with a possible link to leafy greens. A specific product has not been identified yet, and the investigation is ongoing. Public Health Updates

Minister Ambrose Hosts Healthy Aging Roundtable

Today, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, and Member of Parliament for Regina-Lumsden- Lake Centre, Tom Lukiwski, were pleased to host a roundtable on healthy aging. Public Health Updates

Measles and Rubella Weekly Monitoring Report – Week 13, 2015: March 29 to April 04, 2015

In Canada, 3 new cases of measles were reported by British Columbia during week 13. Public Health Updates

EU-Israel Workshop on Issues Associated with Silica and Artificial Stone

On 28 January 2015, EU-OSHA hosted a workshop on silica and artificial stone in Bilbao bringing together experts from the EU and Israel. The workshop was supported by the European Commission through its continued support of EU-OSHA’s engagement with the European Neighbourhood Policy countries.   OSH Blog

Workplace Suicide

  The research literature on occupation and suicide has consistently identified several occupations at high risk for suicide: farmers, medical doctors, law enforcement officers, and soldiers. However, there are few studies examining suicides that occur in U.S. workplaces. Recently published research from NIOSH, examined suicides occurring in U.S. workplaces between 2003 and 2010 and compared workplace … Continue reading »

Respiratory Virus Detections/Isolations in Canada, Week 13 ending April 4, 2015

Weekly reports presenting tables and graphs illustrating numbers of tests performed and numbers positive for influenza, respiratory syncytial virus, parainfluenza, and adenovirus reported, by selected laboratories, to the Respiratory Virus Detection Surveillance System. Public Health Updates

FluWatch report: March 29 to April 4, 2015 (Week 13)

The majority of influenza activity continues to occur in the Central and Atlantic province however, less activity was reported this week from these regions. Public Health Updates

Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer to visit West Africa

Dr. Gregory Taylor, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, will travel to West Africa next week to visit operations on the front-lines of the Ebola response and meet with international partners in the response to the Ebola outbreak. Dr. Taylor will be in Sierra Leone and Guinea from April 13 to 19. Public Health Updates

UPDATE: Reports of Worker Fatalities during Manual Tank Gauging and Sampling in the Oil and Gas Extraction Industry

  On May 19th, 2014, NIOSH posted a Science blog titled “Reports of Worker Fatalities during Flowback Operations”. This blog post provided information that NIOSH received from several sources indicating that acute exposures to hydrocarbon gas and vapors likely played a role in the deaths of at least four workers in the oil and gas … Continue reading »

L'EU-OSHA propose une base de données en ligne gratuite des publications en matière de SST

Vous êtes intéressé par les ressources d’information sur la sécurité et la santé au travail? Cette collection de publications va des rapports de recherches approfondis aux «e-facts» d’actualité, conçus pour être utilisés sur le lieu de travail. Tous ces documents peuvent être téléchargés gratuitement. Dans la bibliothèque, vous pouvez effectuer une recherche par langue, par sujet … Continue reading »

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