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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 »

Available Download (Podcast): Exploring Psychosocial Issues in the Workplace

Dr. Kevin Kelloway, the Canada Research Chair in Occupational Health Psychology at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia explains what  positive psychology is and how it relates to workplace stress. Released: June 22, 2012 File Size: 15.7 MB Length: 16:09 min Visit CCOHS to download/listen

Safety & Health (NAOSH) Week – Thinking & Planning Ahead

The North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH Week) is an annual event where employers, workers, and all partners in occupational health and safety focus on preventing injury and illness in the workplace. It will take place from May 6-12, 2012. Your workplace can take part by: Setting new goals for workplace health and … Continue reading »

Nova Scotia conviction raises questions on extent of OHS managers’ legal duties

If a recent OHS-related case in Nova Scotia is any indication, health and safety officers may now be required in the eyes of the law to go beyond their traditional duties and responsibilities to help mitigate risks. One health and safety coordinator had to learn this the hard way: through a conviction. Last September, James … Continue reading »

Alberta courts imposed more than $3.4M in OHS penalties in 2011

Alberta courts sent a strong message in 2011 that workplace health and safety must not be compromised. The penalty total of more than $3.4 million is the second highest ever, doubling the $1.7 million collected in 2010. “My first choice is to have no workplace injuries or fatalities, no charges, and no convictions” said Dave … Continue reading »

New portrait of contaminant concentrations in the workplace

Montréal, November 30, 2011 – The Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail(IRSST) has just published a new and detailed study of pollutant concentrations in various Quebec industries. For this study, the research was based on four-digit industrial classes found in the Classification des activités économiques du Québec (CAEQ, “Classification of economic activities in Quebec”) … Continue reading »

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