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Liaison: the latest news from CCOHS

Liaison: the latest news from CCOHS
May 2014 | Fran├žais

Free Webinar: Implementation of GHS in Canada

A collaboration between Health Canada and CCOHS

WHMIS After GHS Fact Sheets: Raising awareness about WHMIS After GHS

Changes are coming to Canada's national chemical classification and hazard communication standard for workplace chemicals. WHMIS is set to evolve to incorporate the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (or GHS) for workplace chemicals.

To help you learn more about the GHS and how it will impact WHMIS, Health Canada, in collaboration with CCOHS, has released a free recorded webinar. This presentation will give you a better understanding of Health Canada's proposed approach to implementing the GHS in Canada and will outline proposed new hazard classification and communication obligations in WHMIS, which will take effect when the GHS is implemented in Canada.

This webinar is targeted towards Canadian audiences: WHMIS suppliers (or their representatives) who sell or import hazardous products for use in Canadian workplaces, as well as employers who manufacture hazardous products for use in their own workplaces.

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More GHS resources from CCOHS

Infographic: Steps of Ladder Safety

Get tips on working safely with ladders

Ladders are used in many workplaces to assist with a variety of tasks.

However, every year a significant number of injuries occur when people use ladders.

The reasons vary and include not securing the ladder, using a damaged or incorrect type of ladder for the job, and not holding onto the ladder properly when climbing.

Learn more about choosing the right ladder, the importance of inspection, set-up and placement, plus tips to work safely from ladders, in our latest infographic.

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Ladder Safety collage

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Healthy Workplaces: A Team Effort

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Webinar: Healthy Workplaces: A Team Effort

Thinking about starting a healthy workplace team at your workplace? This recorded 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.

Learn how this initiative gained momentum - management support is key - and get some practical tips and ideas to help jump-start your own healthy workplace plans.

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More healthy workplace resources from CCOHS

Practice Mental Fitness at Work

New items from CCOHS can help

While there is growing awareness of the role that the workplace plays in affecting our mental wellness, workers can also take steps towards promoting their own mental well-being by building a strong resilience to stress - a process referred to as mental fitness.

Our new 10 Healthy Habits for Mental Fitness poster and fast-fast cards - designed for easy distribution at your workplace - are eye-catching and chock full of practical suggestions.

Make it a habit to practice mental fitness everyday.

Learn more about the 10 Healthy Habits for Mental Fitness poster

Order the Mental Fitness Fast Facts Card

Mental Fitness Fast Facts Card

Keep Up to Standard

CSA Standards now available from CCOHS

CSA Standards

You can now purchase bestselling and occupational health and safety standards from the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) directly from CCOHS.

CSA develops standards in a wide range of subject areas covering product safety and performance, process improvement, best practices, and safer work environments.

Want them all in one? Consider CCOHS' Canadian enviroOSH Legislation plus Standards service - all the standards from CSA that are referenced in the CCOHS legislation collection are included for fast and convenient one-stop access.

View all available standards

Position for Comfort and Safety

Handy reminders to take a good position at work

Don't be a slouch when it comes to sitting properly at work.

Learning and practicing how to sit properly can reduce stress and strain on your muscles, tendons, and skeletal system.

Distribute these handy fast fact cards packed with helpful reminders on how to position the body for safety and comfort, and to thereby reduce the risk of developing MSDs in the workplace. Their compact size is ideal for posting in workstations, meeting rooms, computer labs, and more.

Learn more about the Position for Comfort and Safety Fast Facts Card

Position for Safety and Comfort Fast Facts Card

Featured e-Course

Orientation on Health and Safety for New Workers

New employees need to know about their health and safety responsibilities, legislation, job related hazards, and how to work safety.

This course provides a general introduction to occupational health and safety for all new workers.

Participants will gain knowledge of their workplace rights under health and safety legislation, understand the role of health and safety programs within a workplace, and learn how to identify job-related hazards in order to work safely.

Learn more about this e-course

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Classroom Courses

The following dates and locations have been added to our classroom course calendar.

Health & Safety Training for Managers and Supervisors

Toronto, ON
September 9 - 10

Health & Safety for Managers and Supervisors in the Canadian Federal Jurisdiction

Halifax, NS
June 5

Saskatoon, SK
June 19

OH&S Events

  • AIHce Annual Conference & Expo

    San Antonio, TX, USA
    May 31 - June 5
  • XX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

    Frankfurt, Germany
    August 24 - 27
  • CCOHS Forum V

    Vancouver, BC
    October 26 - 27, 2015

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Client Corner

Save the Date for the Next CCOHS Forum

We are well under way with our plans for the next pan Canadian CCOHS Forum to be held October 26 - 27, 2015 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The Forum brings together representatives from Canadian, provincial and territorial governments, employers and labour organizations as well as subject experts to share their knowledge, perspectives and collective experience around important issues that affect worker health, safety and well-being.

This will be CCOHS' fifth national forum, with the most recent event held in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2012.

Watch for more details coming soon!