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CCOHS is recognized worldwide for providing programs, services, and knowledge that help organizations raise awareness, assess risks, implement prevention programs, and improve the health, safety and well-being of workers. We use webinar technology to deliver online presentations and we encourage you to attend these webinars as groups in your boardrooms or venues.


Ages and Stages: Working Safely and Well Together 

When workers are at different ages and stages, occupational health and safety research has shown that they can have different mental and physical needs. Join Jan Chappel as she outlines how workers — whether they are new to the working world, young, aging, or part of another vulnerable working population – can benefit from a well-planned approach to health and safety.  READ MORE >

Arthritis & Workplace Health: Ensuring Employees Reach Their Full Potential 

The Arthritis Society's President and CEO Janet Yale takes participants through an evidence-based primer on how to create a workplace that can help prevent arthritis, and enhances the productivity and potential of all employees. The webinar will also discuss how The Arthritis Society is working with government, private payers, employers and other stakeholders to ensure all Canadians living with arthritis reach their full potential at work.  READ MORE >

Best RTW Practices for Workers with Musculoskeletal and Mental Health Conditions 

This webinar will bring you up-to-date on best practices for the most effective workplace return-to-work (RTW) programs for injured or ill workers, based on the latest research evidence.  READ MORE >

CANWrite GHS - A Guided Tour

Take the guided tour on how to author MSDSs using CCOHS’ CANWrite MSDS Authoring Software  READ MORE >

Emotional Intelligence at Work 

From a definition by Dr. Reuven Bar-On, emotional intelligence is “an array of non-cognitive capabilities, competencies, and skills that influence our ability to succeed in coping with environmental demands and pressures.” Through practical examples, learn what emotional intelligence means for personal and professional growth, developing successful teams and satisfying clients.  READ MORE >

Evaluating MSDS First Aid Advice 

Sometimes the first aid advice given can seem inconsistent and confusing for people to apply in the workplace. Join us to examine some real first aid advice given on current MSDSs and find out if today's science supports the recommendations. The First Aid Measures section on a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) provides recommendations on how to minimize the effects of an accidental exposure to a chemical product - which all organizations that use chemical products need to know.  READ MORE >

GHS Classification and Labelling Webinars Package 

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) is being implemented around the world. The GHS introduces significant changes to how the hazards of chemical products are identified and the way that workplace chemicals are labelled. These webinars will help you understand how substances and mixtures are classified according to the GHS.  READ MORE >

GHS Classification of Mixtures: An Introduction 

Understand how mixtures are classified according to the Globally Harmonized System of Chemical Classification and Labelling (GHS), and get guidance on how to assign GHS classifications to products.  READ MORE >

GHS Classification of Substances: An Introduction 

Learn about the classification system for the Globally Harmonized System of Chemical Classification and Labelling (GHS), understand how substances are classified according to the GHS, and get guidance on how to assign GHS classifications to substances.  READ MORE >

Healthy Habits That Work 

Considering that the average Canadian spends 36 hours at work per week, it's not surprising that the workplace can significantly affect overall health and well-being. Get up to speed on healthy habits you can adopt during your working hours. In this quick 30-minute webinar, you'll learn numerous strategies for eating better, keeping active, improving the physical environment, and staying mentally fit – and discover the roles that both employers and workers can play in achieving and maintaining a healthy work/life balance.  READ MORE >

Healthy Workplaces: A Team Effort 

Thinking about starting a healthy workplace team at your workplace? This webinar is for you. Join Laurie Tirone as she recounts the development of the Healthy Workplace Team here at CCOHS. What began as simply posting information to a bulletin board has blossomed into a year-round team effort that follows the four avenues of influence for a healthy workplace: physical work environment, personal health resources in the workplace, the psychosocial work environment, and community involvement.  READ MORE >

How to Write a GHS Label 

Get an overview of the content and requirements for supplier labels according to the Globally Harmonized System of Chemical Classification and Labelling (GHS). Upon completion of the webinar, you will have a clear idea of what information is required on a GHS supplier label and will be able to confidently create a GHS label.  READ MORE >

Implementing Healthy Eating Programs in the Workplace 

What a person eats, how active they are, genetics and the environment in which they live, work and play all have a role in determining whether or not a person is at a healthy body weight. With adults spending a large amount of time at work and consuming at least one meal a day in addition to one or two snacks, workplaces are an ideal venue to promote healthy food choices.  READ MORE >

Learning by Committee: Accident Investigation 

Discover how both accidents and incidents need to be investigated in this installment of our recorded webinar series, Learning by Committee. Watch these webinars together as a committee, to enrich your health and safety meetings. Detailed yet lively, each session is designed to inform and inspire your committee into action. Use it as the educational session for your next committee meeting!  READ MORE >

Learning by Committee: Effective Committees 

Learn the basics of running productive and effective joint health and safety committee meetings, in this installment of our recorded webinar series, Learning by Committee.  READ MORE >

Learning by Committee: Workplace Hazards 

Learn about workplace hazards in this installment of our recorded webinar series,Learning by Committee.  READ MORE >

Learning by Committee: Workplace Inspections 

Find out how workplace inspections support your entire occupational health and safety program in this installment of our recorded webinar series, Learning by Committee.  READ MORE >

Listen up: Chemical Exposure and Hearing Loss in the Workplace 

Exposure to noise in the workplace can permanently damage our hearing. But for some occupations and industries, there are other factors that can negatively affect a worker's hearing. Some of these factors include variations in the noise exposure, age, gender, race, general health indicators such as blood pressure and use of certain medications, and other harmful exposures. Several factors have been studied to try to understand why the occurrence and degree of noise-induced hearing loss can vary so much within a group and among groups.  READ MORE >

Make the Move: Staying Physically Active at Work 

The benefits of physical activity are far reaching and well known. But why aren't Canadians more active? The reality is that many individuals won't achieve increased physical activity or lifestyle changes on their own. That's where workplaces come in!  READ MORE >

Making Sense of Scent-Free Workplaces 

Considering a scent-free workplace? Not sure what is involved? In this free webinar, Jan Chappel from CCOHS will discuss scent sensitivities, fragrance-free policies, and the challenges faced in the workplace.  READ MORE >

Manual Materials Handling: Risky Business 

This recorded webinar will outline the five major factors that contribute to musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) injuries as a result of manual materials handling (MMH) activities. Focus will be placed upon quantifying these factors in order to understand how to identify which tasks are particularly harmful at a workplace, and what parts of the body are most at risk while performing these tasks.  READ MORE >

Mental Health in the Workplace 

Mental health claims are the fastest growing category of disability costs in Canada, and represent a significant health problem in Canadian workplaces across all sectors. Mental Health Works helps workplaces better address the issues of mental health and mental illness at work by raising awareness of the effects of unaddressed mental health issues at work, training managers in effective communication and accommodation approaches and , and educating employers and employees about creating mentally healthy workplaces.  READ MORE >

Mentally Healthy Workplaces: Strategies for Success 

Join CCOHS as we present Donna Hardaker, Mental Health Works certified trainer for York Region Canadian Mental Health Association. She will educate webinar participants on mental health protective factors and on how to take care of both ourselves and others in the workplace.  READ MORE >

Mould, Spores and More: The Real Deal 

Mould is everywhere, including the workplace and managing mould issues can be difficult and complicated. This webinar will provide you with an understanding of the basic issues surrounding mould in the workplace and includes an overview of the general principles and approaches used to manage the issue effectively.  READ MORE >

Ontario Bill 168 - Violence & Harassment in the Workplace 

As of December 2009, the Ontario Legislature passed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) to help protect workers against workplace violence and harassment. The legislation will come into effect June 15, 2010. Note: Many other Canadian jurisdictions already have violence prevention legislation.  READ MORE >

Preventing and Enforcing Musculoskeletal Hazards in the Workplace 

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) represent 43% of all WSIB lost time injuries in Ontario. And in fact, most provincial jurisdictions in Canada report similar findings. Given that MSD hazards exist in workplaces, recognition and control of them must be an integral part of a workplace's health and safety system.  READ MORE >

Psychological Health and Safety: An Action Guide for Employers 

We have made significant progress in addressing workplace factors that impact the physical health and safety of employees; now we need to give similar attention to psychological health. Psychological health concerns have a powerful and expanding impact on the safety, productivity and effectiveness of the workplace.  READ MORE >

Radiation Safety in the Workplace 

Radiation is all around us in Canada. Natural background radiation is found in soil, air, food, and water, but radiation is also used in healthcare, power generation, construction, manufacturing, research, and other workplace settings.  READ MORE >

Taking Action on Workplace Stress 

Is work stressing your employees out? If so, they're not alone. In Canada, over a quarter of working adults report feeling highly stressed at work. Factors such as excessive demands, lack of control, insecure job arrangements, inadequate resources and support, and workplace bullying and harassment can all took their toll on the well-being of workers.   READ MORE >

WHMIS 2015 - How Canada is Adopting the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) for Workplace Chemicals 

Canada has implemented WHMIS 2015, a national chemical classification and hazard communication standard for workplace chemicals. The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS 2015) incorporates the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (or GHS) for workplace chemicals.  READ MORE >

WHMIS After GHS For Employers 

Employers, what does GHS mean to you? This webinar provides a quick overview of GHS as it relates to WHMIS, identifies what's new, what's changed, what's stayed the same and important timelines. Learn about pictograms, signal words, hazard statements and precautionary statements. Get ready!  READ MORE >

Work-Related Asthma: Breathe Easier – Part 1 

Work-related Asthma (WRA) is the most common occupational respiratory disorder in industrialized countries. Early and accurate diagnosis, plus changes in the workplace, can make a difference to the well-being of patients and their co-workers.  READ MORE >

Work-Related Asthma: Breathe Easier – Part 2 

Work-related Asthma (WRA) is the most common occupational respiratory disorder in industrialized countries. Early and accurate diagnosis, plus changes in the workplace, can make a difference to the well-being of patients and their co-workers.   READ MORE >

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