Occupational Health and Safety

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To Serve and Protect

Steve Horvath, President and CEO at CCOHS To Serve and Protect. This is a simple but powerful statement displayed on police cruisers, and yet I think I’ve taken it for granted – a realization I made while attending a conference hosted by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP). Two hundred and fifty representatives … Continue reading »

Corporate Leaders of Tomorrow: Inspiring Confidence

Steve Horvath joins the judging panel at the Inter-Collegiate Business Competition (I.C.B.C.). Last week I was honoured to represent professional industry experts as a judge in the oldest and most prestigious undergraduate business case competition, the Inter-Collegiate Business Competition (I.C.B.C.) hosted by Queen’s University School of Business. This competition has become a global forum for … Continue reading »

Making a Difference: End of Year Reflections

From time to time, I think it’s a healthy exercise for our own spiritual and mental well-being to take a brief pause to reflect and get our bearings. It’s this time of year when we crave the indulgence of some quiet moments to look inward and assess whether we are on the right path for … Continue reading »

Celebrating the Past and Looking Forward: OHCOW Marks its 25th Anniversary

Recently, I had the honour of celebrating the Occupational Health Clinics of Ontario Workers (OHCOW) 25th anniversary at their event Celebrating the Past and Looking Forward. Our organizations have had a long-standing history of collaborating and sharing information and resources with the common goal to help Ontario workers stay safe on the job. I truly … Continue reading »

A New Generation in Health and Safety

One of the most meaningful events organized at the triennial World Congress on Health and Safety was the establishment of the first International Youth Congress. It was my honour to be involved with such a valuable initiative and to have the opportunity to introduce these young participants to the World Congress at the symposium I … Continue reading »

Big challenges for small organizations

Steve Horvath and CCOHS management visit with delegates from KOSHA. To me, CCOHS’ value is reaffirmed when other national health and safety organizations access our information and recognize that our expertise on prevention issues can make a positive impact on their own challenges. That happened last week when delegates from the Korean Occupational Health and … Continue reading »

Video: Asbestos removal requires preparation and safety

Publishing a video on the Vancouver Sun website this week, Jerome Klett, owner of 4W’s Demo Ltd. reveals how much preparation goes into asbestos removal and he stresses how important it is to do it properly and safely. Watch as 4W’s employees block off a basement deemed for asbestos removal. Visit the Vancouver Sun here … Continue reading »

Lights, camera, action! Contest invites aspiring filmmakers to promote work safety for young people

Canada’s labour ministers invite young filmmakers to submit videos to the “It’s Your Job!” workplace safety video contest, until April 5, 2013. Every year, more than 48 000 young workers are injured seriously enough to require time off work. Last September, the federal, provincial and territorial ministers of labour agreed to directly engage youth about … 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 »

Scholarship Opportunity for Canadian OHS Students

The Canadian Centre for Health and Safety (CCOHS) is now accepting entries for the 2012-13 Dick Martin Scholarship Award. In memory of a tireless health and safety advocate Dick Martin “Canadian pioneer for workplace health and safety” Awarded annually, this $3,000 national scholarship is available to any student enrolled, either full-time or part-time, in an … Continue reading »

WorkSafeBC to refer Babine, Lakeland lumber mill explosions to Crown

British Columbia’s health and safety regulator will be passing two recent deadly lumber mill explosion cases to the Crown — bringing forward the possibility of jail time. WorkSafeBC announced early last week that it would not be pursuing administrative penalties in the Lakeland and Babine lumber mill explosions and would instead be referring the cases … Continue reading »

CCOHS Technical Information Specialist presents Mental Health in the Workplace Resources at Upcoming Conference

Hamilton, ON (November 28, 2012)- Sandra Clark, Technical Specialist, Information Projects, at the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, will be addressing an audience of transportation members at the Fleet Safety Council Conference in London, Ontario on December 5, 2012. Event: Fleet Safety Council Conference Presentation: Entering the Knowledge Zone: Mental Health @ Work Ms. Clark’s presentation … 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 »

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