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Safety and Health for Immigrant Workers

  The United States workforce, like the population in general, is becoming more ethnically diverse. “We are and always will be a nation of immigrants,” President Obama stated recently in announcing his initiative on immigration reform. The Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project estimates that immigrants will make up roughly 23% of adults of working … Continue reading »

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety enters partnership with Government of Nova Scotia to offer free e-learning courses

As part of its new workplace safety strategy announced on March 20, the Government of Nova Scotia has partnered with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) to provide Nova Scotia citizens free access to CCOHS’ e-learning courses on topics of occupational health and safety. “CCOHS applauds the steps undertaken by the Government … Continue reading »

Mental Health Awareness: Free Course

About one in five Canadians experience mental health issues at some point during their working years. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, it is estimated that mental illness costs the Canadian economy more than $50 billion per year in terms of healthcare service use, lost workdays and work disruptions. A healthy Canadian economy … 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 »

Shedding Light on Computer Vision Syndrome

Via Wikipedia: Computer vision syndrome (CVS) is a temporary condition resulting from focusing the eyes on a computer display for protracted, uninterrupted periods of time. Some symptoms of CVS include headaches, blurred vision, neck pain, redness in the eyes, fatigue, eye strain, dry eyes, irritated eyes, double vision, polyopia, and difficulty refocusing the eyes. These symptoms can be further aggravated by improper lighting conditions (i.e. glare [1] or bright overhead … Continue reading »

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Experts to Present at Conferences Focusing on Shift Work and Vulnerable Workers

Two experts from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) will be delivering presentations on two very important topics: shift work and its related challenges, and the importance of protecting vulnerable workers from workplace injuries and illnesses. Event: Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) and Institute for Work & Health (IWH)- Shiftwork Interventions Symposium Presentation: Tools … Continue reading »

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

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

Online Learning: HazCom 2012 for Workers NEW!

The course familiarizes workers with the HazCom system used across the United States and the world, to provide safety information and training about hazardous chemicals in their workplaces. Participants will learn about the Hazard Communication Standard 2012 (1910.1200) which adopted the “Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals” (GHS). The course covers the … Continue reading »

Free Course: Business Case for Health and Safety

Learn what benefits can be gained from health & safety in your workplace. Course Details Format: e-Course Duration: 30 mins. Language: French/English Course Description Responsible business owners, managers, and supervisors want to know the benefits to be gained when considering any workplace initiative. This awareness-level course will introduce participants to many positive reasons for adopting … Continue reading »

BC Forest Safety Council Refresher Training for Small Employers (SEBASE/ISEBASE)

When your company registered for SAFE Companies, either you or an employee of your company attended the Small Employer Occupational Health & Safety Training (SEOHS) 2-day training course. This training made the person who took the course the company’s internal ‘auditor’. The WorkSafeBC Certificate of Recognition program requires auditors to complete seven (7) hours of … Continue reading »

6 Suggestions for More Effective Orientations

by Chris Kilbourne During their first few weeks and months on the job, new workers are likely to develop patterns of safety behavior that often last throughout their employment. That’s why you need to make good use of this valuable safety orientation period. To get the best results from your safety orientation program: 1.    Make expectations clear so … Continue reading »

How to Develop Your Safety Training Blueprint

Developing a safety training blueprint can help ensure that training goals are met and all employees who need to be trained learn all they need to know. When you’re preparing a new training program, you need to begin by researching exactly what your training needs are, who specifically needs to be trained, and how best … Continue reading »

Trade Safety Coordinator – Vancouver Area Training

This week of training is very beneficial for every environment not necessary just for construction. It provides knowledge and demonstrates duties and responsibilities of safety in various worksites. The course outline for the Trade Safety Co-ordinator is as follows: History Of Safety Authorities WorkSafe BC Regulations and Guidelines Introduction to the OH&S Regulation Handi-Guide Principals … Continue reading »

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