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Liaison: the latest news from CCOHS

Liaison: the latest news from CCOHS
January 2017 | Français

How to Take Action on Mental Health

Mental health is recognized as an integral part of a healthy workplace. Supportive workplaces promote the total health and well-being of their employees and offer protection from psychological harm. This one-day workshop on January 31 in Mississauga, Ontario, will equip your champion or leader with the framework, practical tools and resources they need to create and implement a comprehensive healthy workplace program. Learn how to establish an action plan for a program with sound procedures, and address all types of hazards – including physical and psychosocial – for positive, effective results. Registration fee includes workshop materials, lunch and refreshments. Spaces are limited.

Infographic: Musculoskeletal Disorders

Musculoskeletal Disorders Infographic

From carpal tunnel syndrome to tendonitis to tension neck syndrome, musculoskeletal disorders are the most frequent type of lost-time injury and the single largest source of lost-time costs in Canada. Share this infographic outlining common causes and symptoms, and some actions that employers can take to address this issue, including the development of a prevention program and encouragement of early reporting from workers.

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Know the health ands safety law

Canadian enviroOSH Legislation plus Standards

How's the Air at Work?

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.

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Free WHMIS 2015 Fact Sheets

Download our free WHMIS 2015 Fact Sheets to learn about the changes that have occurred with the update of WHMIS to implement the GHS for workplace chemicals. Developed in partnership with the Workplace Hazardous Materials Bureau of Health Canada, the series includes information for suppliers, importers and employers on pictograms, hazard classes, supplier labels, safety data sheets, variances, exemptions, and confidential business information.

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Featured e-Course: Electrical Hazards

Get an overview of electrical hazards and safety issues commonly encountered in workplaces. Learn about the basics of electricity and preventive devices such as fuses and circuit breakers. Case studies and other examples are included to illustrate the concepts. Quizzes throughout the course and an exam help to measure and reinforce learning.

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Fight Fatigue in the Workforce

Insufficient sleep, prolonged mental or physical work, extended periods of stress or anxiety – fatigue can result from any number of sources. Our latest podcast discusses the impact of fatigue on work performance and shares tips on how workers and employers can fight fatigue in the workplace.

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