People who work outdoors are vulnerable to the sun’s rays. Exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UV) can cause sunburn, premature skin aging, eye damage and skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Canada and the rate continues to rise, yet it is one of the most preventable.
Share this infographic outlining ways employers can support outdoor workers, including the development of a sun safety policy, and tips to reduce the risk when working outside.
New Online Course: Impairment: What Workers Need to Know
Because impairment is just like any other hazard that may affect the health and safety of workers, the employer must address impairment from all possible sources as part of their health and safety program. As a worker, it’s important for you to be able to recognize the signs of impairment in yourself and others, and to learn about your organization’s policies and procedures to help make sure that everyone is treated fairly and has a safe place to work.
Learn about your role as a worker in recognizing and responding to workplace impairment.
The air you breathe at work may be affecting your health. Download the free AirAssess app and answer some questions about your environment, symptoms, workplace stress levels, and allergies, to uncover issues which may be related to the indoor air quality in your workplace. AirAssess looks for possible links and provides you with ideas to help you and your workplace take action on these air quality issues.
Podcast: Occupational Disease and Prevention with Valerie Wolfe
Valerie Wolfe is the Regional Executive Director of Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW), who, in collaboration with CCOHS, has developed and launched the Prevent Occupational Disease website. In this interview she discusses occupational disease and prevention