Emergencies can occur at any time, and pose an immediate risk of significant harm to health, life, property or the environment. Establishing a plan to deal with them is an important element of any workplace health and safety program. Share this infographic outlining the main elements of an emergency preparedness plan and the key steps to emergency planning, because everyone in your workplace needs to be ready for the sudden or unexpected.
Every organization in the federal jurisdiction must have a workplace violence prevention policy that is jointly developed by management and employees. This document is the foundation of your violence prevention program. CCOHS' Workplace Violence in the Canadian Federal Jurisdiction: Establish a Prevention Program e-course introduces managers, supervisors and employees in the Canadian federal jurisdiction to this and other key components of an effective program.
Looking for more online training specific to the health and safety requirements of federally-regulated workplaces? Also available are:
- Health and Safety Committees in the Canadian Federal Jurisdiction
- Canada Labour Code, Part II: An Overview
- Federal Hazard Prevention Program
- Workplace Violence in the Canadian Federal Jurisdiction: Recognize the Risk and Take Action
April 28th is the National Day of Mourning in Canada. The flag on Parliament Hill will fly at half mast. We will pause, remember those who have lost their lives or been injured in the workplace, and reflect on how to prevent future tragedies.
Organizations can demonstrate their support with awareness items from CCOHS. Wear a Day of Mourning commemorative pin. Download and display Day of Mourning posters throughout your workplace. Hand out Day of Mourning stickers to reinforce your commitment to workplace health and safety. You can also show your support online. Swap in a Day of Mourning cover photo to your Facebook page, spread awareness with our social media cards, and tag your tweets and posts with #dayofmourning.
To ensure that you receive your materials in time, we recommend placing your orders by March 31.
The traditional view of workplace health and safety now includes a comprehensive approach that incorporates the total well-being and mental health of employees, also referred to as psychological health and safety.
There are thirteen psychosocial risk factors that can impact employees' responses to work and work conditions, potentially causing psychological health problems. These problems ultimately affect the health of the organization, individual employees, and the financial bottom line. They also impact the way in which work is done (including interactions and relationships with managers, coworkers, and customers) and the context in which work occurs.
Distribute these compact cards to reinforce that when it comes to a psychologically safe and healthy workplace, there are many factors that organizations need to consider.
Gripping, holding, bending, twisting, clenching, and reaching - these ordinary movements that we naturally make every day are not particularly harmful in the activities of our daily lives. What does make them hazardous in work situations though, is the continual repetition of the movements. In this podcast, CCOHS shines the spotlight on repetitive strain injuries: what they are, their symptoms and causes, and how they can be prevented.