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Jump Start Your Health and Safety Program
Run a gap analysis to help identify what you need to achieve compliance.

 

New Lower Prices
See how much you save with new lower prices on all of our standard eCourses.

 

Learn the Latest About GHS
Updated free resources reflect the latest information on WHMIS after GHS.

 

Preventing Health Risks Associated with Shiftwork
Dr. Robert Whiting discusses how these health risks can be minimized.

 

Staying Afloat with Lifejackets and Personal Flotation Devices
According to the Canadian Red Cross, wearing a lifejacket could eliminate up to 90% of all boating-related drownings. CCOHS discusses the difference between lifejackets and personal flotation devices, and how to use them safely.

 

Heat-Related Illness: Watch for Signs
Heat illness is a serious but preventable health risk. Download our poster so you can learn the signs and take action.

 

Health and Safety Awareness for Ontario Workers
As of July 1, you need to complete a basic health and safety awareness training program. This e-course meets this requirement.

 

Heat Stress and Your Health
In this podcast, we explain the different illnesses caused by heat stress and offer tips for prevention.

 

Tips for a Safe Ride: ATVs and Work
CCOHS explores using ATVs in the workplace and shares tips on how to prevent injuries.

 

Canada's Implementation of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for Workplace Chemicals
Watch this free webinar and gain a better understanding of Health Canada's proposed approach to implement the GHS in Canada.

 

Healthy Workplaces: A Team Effort
This free webinar walks you through the process of starting a healthy workplace team at your workplace.

 

Heartbleed bug
CCOHS takes security very seriously and we can confirm that our web-based services were not affected by the Heartbleed bug. Should you have questions or concerns please contact our Inquiries and Client Services team

 

National Day of Mourning Podcast
Steve Horvath, PCEO at CCOHS discusses the Day of Mourning and its significance to workplaces in Canada, and around the world.

 

10 Healthy Habits for Mental Fitness
New poster from CCOHS to display in your workplace and promote these healthy habits.

 

OSH Wise Management Service
Service provides online management of your health and safety programs.

 

Bed Bugs: Have Bite, Will Travel
Podcast explains precautions to take to avoid bringing bed bugs home from work and to keep the workplace bed bug free.

 

Spotlight on Radon
New podcast explains the potential health effects, how workplaces can detect radon and most importantly, how exposure can be controlled.

 

RSI Awareness Day is February 28th
Raise awareness and prevent the pain. Download the free poster.

 

Dick Martin Scholarship
The deadline to apply is January 31, 2014.

 

What to do about the flu
Resources to help protect workers and prepare workplaces.

 

Position for Safety and Comfort
New poster with tips on how to sit properly to help reduce the risk of developing MSDs.

 

CCOHS' Holiday Message
PCEO Steve Horvath shares his reflections of CCOHS' past year and a look ahead to the coming year.

 

Health and Safety Awareness for Ontario Workers
Learn about Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act and your rights and responsibilities as a worker.

 

Don't Let Safety Slip
New poster released to help prevent slips, trips, and falls at work.

 

Manual Materials Handling: Risky Business
Free recorded webinar. Watch it now.

 

Addressing Workplace Stress
Podcast offers tips on how to avoid stress and what employers can do to address this issue.

 

Preventing the Flu: What You Can Do
This podcast shares some helpful tips on how you can prevent catching (or spreading) the flu this season.

 

CCOHS Delivers its Message to a Global Audience
Read the latest blog post from CCOHS' PCEO Steve Horvath.

 

Healthy Habits That Work
Register for this free, on-demand, 30 minute webinar. Watch it now.

 

Healthy Habits That Work
Register for this free, 30 minute webinar to be held Oct 8th, at 1 pm EDT.

 

Effective Workplace Inspections - More Than Meets the Eye
This podcast discusses how regular, thorough, workplace inspections can help keep workers healthy and safe.

 

Thoughts from Singapore
Read the latest blog post from CCOHS' PCEO Steve Horvath.

 

How to Write a GHS Label
This on-demand webinar guides you through the process.

 

Heat stress and your health
Whether you work in a hot smelting plant or outdoors in the summer months, heat exposure can be dangerous. Learn what you can do to prevent heat-related illnesses.

 

Keep your cool
New poster is packed with safety tips for workers who work outdoors in the sun and extreme heat.

 

Workplace chemicals: know what's in store
Podcast on how to create a workplace chemical inventory program, or improve an existing one.

 

New CANWrite GHS
Produce (material) safety data sheets that meet both Canadian WHMIS and U.S. OSHA requirements.

 

Vibration hazards in the workplace
Podcast discusses causes and symptoms of hand-arm and whole body vibrations, and what you can do to address the risks.

 

New courses on workplace violence for federally-regulated businesses and organizations
Understand requirements for workplace violence prevention under the Canada Labour Code, Part II.

 

Prevent and arrest falls from heights
There are steps that employers and workers can take to help prevent falls and the injuries that go along with them.

 

GHS/WHMIS SDS: mix with caution
Make sure your GHS Safety Data Sheets meet all WHMIS content requirements.

 

Domestic violence - a workplace issue
Podcast lists signs of domestic violence, and offers tips for employers and colleagues on how to deal with this issue in the workplace.

 

Green jobs: keeping it safe while keeping it green
Learn more about the challenges to worker health and safety in an ever-greening economy.

 

Making plans for NAOSH Week?
Register for our free webinars on arthritis and workplace health, and GHS.

 

Get updated on GHS
Podcast discusses updates to the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) and what Canadian workplaces can do to prepare.

 

A Mother's Story
Hear Shirley Hickman's personal story of how losing her son in a workplace tragedy affected her life and inspired her to create Threads of Life.

 

 

Patient Lifts
Listen to this podcast for tips on how to reduce risk while using patient lifts.

 

Heart Health at Work
Podcast with the Heart and Stroke Foundation discusses causes and effects of cardiovascular disease and how to respond to emergency events in the workplace.

 

GHS Pictograms and Hazards
Display this poster to help workers understand the new information they are seeing.

 

Voluntary National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace Released
The Standard provides a systematic approach to develop and sustain a psychologically healthy and safe workplace.

 

Voluntary National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace Released
To learn more, sign up for a free webinar (English) Jan 29, and (French) Feb 7.

 

Welding: Don't Get Burned
This podcast explores the hazards associated with welding and offers tips for staying safe on the job.

 

Mental Health Awareness - Free Course
Gain a better understanding of why mental health in the workplace matters.

 

CCOHS Year in Review
In this podcast, PCEO Steve Horvath shares his thoughts on the year that was and the year ahead, and delivers a holiday message.

 

Safe Driving: Backing Up
Driving a vehicle for work? Learn how to back up safely.

 

Respect: Everyone Deserves It
Display this new poster where your employees are likely to interact with visitors, clients, and the public.

 

Compressed Gases
Learn best practices on the use, handling, storage, and transport of compressed gases.

 

Shedding Light on Computer Vision Syndrome
Find out how to identify, treat and prevent this common condition that can affect heavy users of computerized devices.

 

Wash Your Hands
Make your message stick.

 

Breaking the Cycle of Workplace Bullying
Forum IV keynote Barbara Coloroso shares her views on workplace bullying and how to break the cycle of violence.

 

Business Case for Health and Safety
Learn the benefits of health and safety for your organization.

 

How Psychosocial Factors Affect Musculoskeletal Symptoms and Disorders
Listen to the new podcast from Forum IV presenter Dr. Birgitte Blatter.

 

Environmental Management Systems
Learn how to develop an effective environmental management system with new e-course.

 

It's Your Job - National Youth Video Contest
Enter your original video about how to work safe and smart on the job and you could win prizes for you and your school.

 

HazCom 2012 for Workers - new course
Learn about the Hazard Communication Standard 2012 (1910.1200) used across the United States.

 

Taking a Proactive Approach
Forum IV presenter Donna Hardaker explains how organizations can take a proactive approach at addressing mental health in the workplace.

 

Three Fundamental Rights of Canadian Workers
New poster - ensure your workers know their rights regarding health and safety.

 

Trillium Health Centre to Share Healthy Workplaces Program at Forum
Register now to guarantee your spot. Seats are filling up fast.

 

Forum IV - Seats are filling up fast
Early bird registration rate ends July 31st. Register now to save $100 and guarantee your spot.

 

Podcast: Exploring Psychosocial Issues in the Workplace
Forum speaker Dr. Kevin Kelloway, talks about positive psychology and how it relates to workplace stress.

 

New Poster for the Workplace and Classroom
Learn how hazardous chemicals can enter the body.

 

New Research Funding Opportunity Announced by CIHR Institute of Gender and Health
Learn more about the Gender, Work and Health Chair Program and how to apply for funding. Application deadline is Oct. 1, 2012.

 

Podcast: Drink Up to Beat Dehydration
Learn the signs of dehydration and how to prevent it when working in the summer heat.

 

Health and Safety Comes to the Classroom
Health and Safety Teaching Tools - now available online.

 

CCOHS Leader Recognised for Unique Contributions and Leadership Excellence
Dr. P.K. Abeytunga is being awarded the 2012 APEX Award for Career Contribution, after 32 years of service to the federal government.

 

Scholarships Awarded to Occupational Health and Safety Students
The three recipients of this year's Dick Martin Scholarship Award are announced.

 

Worker Fatigue
Podcast explains how fatigue affects worker safety and offers tips on minimizing the effects.

 

Mental Health Week May 7-13, 2012
Resources to help you understand and promote mental health in your workplace.

 

Implementing a Chemical Safety Program
Get step-by-step guidance to understand, control and safely work with chemicals.

 

Putting the Spotlight on Work-Related Asthma
Podcast explains what work-related asthma is, who’s most at risk, and how this condition is diagnosed.

 

Psychological Health and Safety: An Action Guide for Employers
Register for this free webinar May 8, 1:00 pm EDT, to learn about this online resource, available free to all Canadian employers.

 

Orientation on Health and Safety for New Agricultural Workers
Free e-course provides an introduction to hazard recognition and how to work safely.

 

 

Breathe easier
Register now for the free webinar series and learn about work-related asthma.

 

Listen and learn about psychological health and safety
Podcast discusses the powerful and expanding impact mental health problems have on the workplace.

 

Podcast: Reflections from the President's desk
Hear CCOHS President Steve Horvath's special year end holiday message.

 

Radiation in the Workplace: The Safety Side
Podcast focuses on safety and how workers can protect themselves.

 

Remember and renew commitment to worker health and safety
New Day of Mourning posters, pins and stickers to help promote this important message.

 

Radiation in the Workplace: The Basics
Podcast focuses on such basics as what radiation is, where it can be found and the health effects.

 

Travel safety for Canadian businesses
E-course offers practical solutions for travelling safety.

 

OSH Essentials
Build your to take action on workplace hazards with this online tool.

 

Scent-free zone
New poster helps designate areas of your building as scent-free.

 

Risks from sitting too long
Podcast covers the health issues from prolonged sitting at work, and what you can do to avoid the risks.

 

Work safely with radiation
Register now for the live Oct 18th webinar with the Radiation Safety Institute of Canada.

 

Proper Lighting in the Workplace
Listen and learn how poor lighting can affect productivity as well as how to conduct a lighting audit.

 

MSDS to SDS reference poster
A visual overview of what an MSDS will look like after its transition to a GHS SDS.

 

Listen up about roadside safety
Mark Ordeman of WorkSafeBC discusses the safety hazards faced by those who work on or near roads.

 

Are MSDs a pain at your workplace?
Learn to identify, eliminate, and control sources of workplace musculoskeletal disorders with this prevention manual.

 

Safety tips for landscapers
Podcast covers the hazards workers face when landscaping and what precautions to take to work safely.

 

Weight lifting tips
New poster shows how to correctly lift objects at work.

 

Water safety for the summer
Listen and learn how you can stay safe while working and vacationing on the water.

 

Challenges of an aging workforce
Listen and learn about the challenges of aging workers and what you can do to meet the needs of all workers.

 

Canadian Employment Legislation
Get all the employment-related legislation you need, in one convenient location.

 

Summer Job Safety
Listen and learn how you can help keep young workers safe this summer.

 

Young and aging workers in webinar spotlight.
CCOHS is celebrating NAOSH Week with free webinars May 3 and 5.

 

Easily create compliant product labels
Test drive the new CANLabel online software.

 

Trying to quit smoking?
Podcast on smoking cessation in the workplace has tips for workers and workplaces alike.

 

Losing sleep over DST?
Podcast takes a quick look at the effects of Daylight Saving Time on workplace injuries.

 

WHMIS after GHS: preparing for change
New publication to help guide you through the anticipated changes.

 

Dealing with difficult customers
Learn strategies with new e-course to successfully handle a difficult or hostile customer situation.

 

Mould, spores and more: the real deal
Take the webinar March 9th and earn points.

 

How do you beat the cold when you work outside?
Listen and learn the warning signs of frostbite and hypothermia, and how to avoid injury.

 

Manual materials handling: it's risky business
Take the webinar January 19 and earn points.

 

Hazards and heights
New e-courses to help you assess and control hazards, including those related to working at heights.

 

Don't let safety go up in smoke
Learn how to work safely with flammable and combustible liquids.

 

Dealing with challenging return to work issues?
Take the webinar Feb 16th and earn points.

 

Teachers' toolkit now available
Help your students venture safely into the work world.

 

Dealing with complex return to work issues?
Take the webinar and earn points.

 

Make a move to stay active in the workplace.
New poster shows five ways to stay healthy and active at work.

 

National Labour Operations Resources
This essential tool to help you stay compliant is now available on the web.

 

WHMIS After GHS
What are the implications of GHS for Canadian workplaces? Listen to the podcast and find out.

 

Manual materials handling e-course
Lifting, lowering, pushing, and pulling. Learn how to do it safely.

 

Implementing an occupational health and safety (OH&S) program
Get started with the new manual from CCOHS

 

What you need to know about workplace inspections
Learn what types of inspections to conduct, who should participate, and what to look for with the new e-course from CCOHS.

 

Lightning can be hazardous to your health
New podcast tells how to stay safe during a lightning storm.

 

No room for violence or bullying in the workplace
The message is clear. Posters now available to help you recognize and report signs of violence in your workplace.

 

Keeping active at work
Listen to the podcast and learn how you can help get your employees started on a journey to a healthier self and a healthier workplace.

 

WHMIS After GHS: Preparing for Change
New publication on how WHMIS may change after implementation of GHS, and what you can do to get ready.

 

Making the business case for health and safety
Learn how your workplace can benefit from health and safety. Take the free e-course.

 

Due diligence in occupational health and safety
Learn practical steps to implement due diligence in your workplace.

 

Orientation for New Workers
New guide to train new workers on their health and safety rights and responsibilities.

 

Are you ready for Bill 168?
We have everything you need to know about workplace violence and how to prevent it.

 

WHMIS After GHS Fact Sheets - FREE
Get informed of the expected changes to WHMIS that may come after GHS is implemented in Canada.

 

Is your workplace mentally healthy?
Listen to the podcast by Donna Hardaker of the Canadian Mental Health Association discuss mental health in the workplace and how to relieve workplace stress.

 

Muscle tension relief a stretch away
New poster shows exercises you can do at your desk. Download the poster for free.

 

Listen and learn about the easiest way to manage health and safety
Podcast on how management systems can help you achieve better performance and a healthier workplace.

 

Pick up tips on how to lift safely
New poster shows how to reduce the risk for injury. Download the poster for free.

 

Health & Safety for Senior Executives: Legislation & Liability e-course
Take all reasonable care to ensure health and safety compliance.

 

Chemical Exposure and Hearing Loss in the Workplace
Watch it now! Dr. Thais Morata of NIOSH discuss this important issue in a recorded webinar.

 

Fire safety basics
Take the ecourse and learn to recognize fire hazards and act safely.

 

Join the Club
New CCOHS Membership Program has its rewards.

 

Stay Connected
Follow CCOHS on Twitter.

 

Listen Up! Podcasts are here.
Listen to CCOHS' new episode in the Health & Safety To Go series.

 

CCOHS has tools to help you prepare for a pandemic.
Take the free Pandemic Awareness e-course and access the tools on the Pandemic Planning website.

 

CanOSH Website Gets a Makeover
Easier now to find health and safety info from federal, provincial and territorial governments and agencies.

 

Orientation on Health & Safety for New Workers
E-course to help new employees gain the knowledge they need to stay safe at work.

 

Preventing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)
New e-course on how to reduce the risk of work-related musculoskeletal injuries.

 

Developing an Occupational Health & Safety Program
New e-course to give you the basics on building an effective OH&S program.

 

Federal Hazard Prevention Program
A step-by-step explanation of the federal hazard prevention program.

 

Spread the Word - with Posters
2 New posters just released: hand washing, and air awareness. Order in print, or download a free PDF.

 

Learn By Committee
Enrich your health & safety committee meetings with the new recorded webinar series. Effective Committees and Workplace Hazards released.

 

Indoor Air Quality: An Introduction
New e-course about the importance of IAQ in offices and other non-industrial workplaces.

 

Health & Safety For Small Business
New e-course to help small businesses develop health and safety programs.

 

Workplace Health and Wellness Guide
Newly revised. Learn how to develop wellness programs in your workplace.

 

WHMIS Refresher
E-course to help you keep up-to-date on WHMIS and workplace chemical hazards.

 

Preventing Hearing Loss From Workplace Noise
New e-course to help reduce or eliminate noise exposure in the workplace.

 

Occupational and Environmental Cancer e-course
Free course for primary health care providers focuses on recognition and prevention

 

New Office Health & Safety Guide
142-pages of office-specific health & safety issues, hazards, preventive measures and ergonomics.

 

New Web-Based Management Service To Help Improve Health and Safety of Workers
Can help you pass a compliance audit and then go beyond...

 

Transportation of Dangerous Goods
Four new e-courses to tell you what you need to know about the TDG Act and Regulations and more.

 

Weigh In On Changing Workplaces
Read the highlights of Forum07 and take the survey on changing workplaces

 

Planning for Pandemic
Two new e-courses from CCOHS to help you learn about and plan for a pandemic

 

Ontario's New Noise Exposure Limits
Changes intended to help prevent hearing loss.

 

Pandemic Planning
New web portal with trusted resources to help people prepare and plan.

 

Statistics Canada Releases Study on Workplace Violence
1 in 5 Violent incidents happen in the workplace.

 

CSA Z1000-06 Occupational Health and Safety Management
New standard to help prevent Canadian workplace injuries and fatalities.

 

Titanium Dioxide
IARC classifies as possibly carcinogenic to humans

 

Hazards Of Summer Heat
Tips on how to prevent health problems from over-heating

 

 

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS): Get the Facts
CCOHS has compiled a reliable resource list to provide information about Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

 

Hazards of Occupational Exposure to Solvents during Pregnancy
Information, which may protect yourself and your baby