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Liaison: the latest news from CCOHS

Liaison: the latest news from CCOHS
March 2018 | Français

Infographic: Transitioning to WHMIS 2015

Infographic: Transitioning to WHMIS 2015

Are you ready? As of September 1, all hazardous products sold or imported into Canada and intended for storage, handling or use in a Canadian workplace must be compliant with WHMIS 2015, with a final deadline for transition to WHMIS 2015 as of December 1.

This infographic outlines your duties as an employer, including worker education and training, and tips to help you make the transition to the new system.

Note that specific dates may vary by jurisdiction. Check your jurisdiction’s deadline on or by contacting your WHMIS regulator.

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More resources on WHMIS 2015 from CCOHS

Addressing Workplace Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment remains a significant issue in Canadian workplaces and throughout the world. It’s also against the law. Through education and a positive work culture, everyone in your organization needs to understand their rights and their responsibility to recognize and address sexual harassment in the workplace. CCOHS offers two online video-based courses to help support workplaces.

Workplace Sexual Harassment: For Employees - Understand your role as a frontline supervisor or worker when it comes to addressing sexual harassment in your workplace.

Workplace Sexual Harassment: For Managers - This course focuses on the role that employers, managers, and supervisors play, from developing written policies, addressing unacceptable behaviour, and modeling respectful and professional behaviour.

Enhance learning at your organization with immersive online video courses.


About CCOHS Video Courses

Enhance learning at your organization with immersive online video courses. The high quality interactive content features real workplaces with re-enactments of real scenarios, along with slides, quizzes and links to resources. Certificates are available for printing upon successful completion of a course. Buy 100 sessions and gain access to a learning management system to administer, track, and generate reports of your course sessions.

50% off Impairment and Cannabis in the Workplace Online Course

The use of cannabis as a therapeutic treatment has been legal in Canada since 2001 and the sale and use of recreational cannabis is due to become legal in Canada this summer.

In response to the increased focus on workplace impairment, CCOHS has developed an online course, Impairment and Cannabis in the Workplace. The course provides managers and supervisors, health and safety committee members, human resources specialists, and health and safety advisors with an understanding of impairment, its impacts and causes, and the importance of having a workplace policy and corresponding procedures.

For a limited time, course seats are only $25 each (regular price $49). Sale ends March 23, 2018.

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More resources on impairment in the workplace

Show Your Support for Day of Mourning

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.

Here are some ways you can demonstrate support in your workplace:

  • Hold a moment of silence at 11 am on Friday, April 27
  • Display posters throughout your organization. Use promo code $5POSTERS to save 50% off Day of Mourning posters.
  • Hand out buttons to your workers
  • Give out stickers to reinforce your commitment to health and safety

You can also show your support online:

To ensure that you receive your materials in time, we recommend placing your orders by April 9.

Learn more about Day of Mourning


Do you know of a memorial dedicated to workers whose lives have been lost on the job? Send a photo to CCOHS and we can share it on our Day of Mourning page. Be sure to also include the location and a short description.

Free Workplace Mental Health Courses

Looking to implement the Standard on psychological health and safety at your workplace? The Mental Health Commission of Canada has developed two free online courses with practical advice and information to help you take action.

Assembling the Pieces Toolkit
This online toolkit is filled with guidance for implementing key elements of the Standard, as well as links to tools that will assist organizations in taking action towards implementation.


Being a Mindful Employee: An Orientation to Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace
This online course developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada helps employees understand the 13 psychosocial workplace factors from the Standard, and what they can do to help themselves and others in the workplace. Upon successful completion of the course, learners can print out a certificate of completion.

More resources on workplace mental health