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Liaison: the latest news from CCOHS

Liaison: the latest news from CCOHS
November 2017 | Français

Infographic: Prevent the Spread

Infographic: Prevent the Spread

Sniffing. Sneezing. Coughing. Tis the season for those telltale signs of the flu to strike our homes, community, and workplaces. Encourage workers to adopt healthy hygiene habits to help prevent the spread, from washing hands thoroughly to keeping a safe distance from others when not feeling well.

Share our latest infographic which outlines good practices for workers and tips for employers to help reduce the spread of infections.

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New WHMIS rules to write by

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The Business Case for Workplace Wellness

The benefits are clear. Workplace wellness programs result in happier and healthier employees, increased productivity, and improved bottom line results. Workers thrive with access to supportive programming, healthcare services, and a healthier work environment. Until recently these programs were considered as “nice to have” or a reward in recognition of a job well done, or only in place during profitable times. That thinking has changed. Businesses now recognize the importance of developing a workplace wellness strategy, and view these initiatives as essential.

This free 30-minute e-course provides an introduction to establishing a workplace wellness program, the business case for investing in workplace health, and some keys to success.

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Asbestos in the Workplace

Although the presence of asbestos in newly-installed products has diminished greatly in Canada in recent decades, many older applications remain in homes, buildings and products. Asbestos materials are a potentially serious workplace hazard, and people who inhale asbestos fibres are at risk of developing critical, often fatal, illnesses.

This one-hour e-course equips employers and workers who are not directly involved in asbestos-related industries with the knowledge to recognize, assess and manage asbestos-related risks in the workplace.

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Call for Entries: Health and Safety Scholarship

Make the grade and you could win a $3000 scholarship. The Dick Martin Scholarship Award is open to students enrolled in an occupational health and safety course or program in an accredited college or university in Canada, leading to an occupational health and safety certificate, diploma or degree.

Two scholarships will be awarded to one university student and one college student. In addition, $500 awards will be given to the winning students' academic institutions.

To apply for the award, students need to submit a 1000 -1200 word essay on one of two topics related to workplace health and safety by January 31, 2018.

Learn more and apply

Maximize Your Health and Safety Messages

When it comes to spreading health and safety messages and awareness, off-the-shelf products and services aren't always an exact fit for everyone. All organizations have their own policies, procedures, and work culture. CCOHS offers a full range of posters, fast fact cards, handouts and other information materials – in both English and French – that you can customize to have the strongest impact with your audience.

Increase relevancy by adding your organization's logo or name, or information specific to your industry or jurisdiction. Build trust with content that has been researched, developed and quality assured by our team of health and safety specialists. Boost retention with easy-to-understand, full-colour infographic-style images and clear and simple language.

Cut through the information clutter and engage your organization to take action on health, safety and well-being. Contact us to learn more about customizing an awareness piece for use at your organization.