Scheduled maintenance - Thursday, July 12 at 5:00 PM EDT
We expect this update to take about an hour. Access to this website will be unavailable during this time.
Given the size of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), CCOHS does not have resources to dedicate full time resources to the Gender Based Plus (GBA+) initiative. However, CCOHS does recognize its importance and is committed to ensuring diverse groups of workers in Canada benefit from our programs. CCOHS’ leadership team, along with its tripartite Council of Governors, ensure that GBA+ perspectives are integrated into departmental decision-making processes by requiring CCOHS to assess the potential implications of products and services produced to support the diverse populations of Canadians.
CCOHS continues working towards inclusion and diversity of its workforce through programs which will include: a commitment for diversity recruitment strategies; the development of activities to increase the social and cultural diversity in the workplace; leadership and organizational diversity and inclusion training with an approach that promotes gender equality. CCOHS will also continue to work closely with its Council of Governors to integrate gender considerations into strategic initiatives that further advance health and safety in the workplace.
The direct benefits of CCOHS material and information are expected to be gender balanced as both male and female employees and employers will benefit from CCOHS and guidance for a healthy and safety workplace. In addition, women are overrepresented among temporary and part-time workers who, due to their disempowered positions, may lack knowledge of their workplace risks and their rights to address unsafe working conditions and would particularly benefit from the information and training that CCOHS provides.
Overall representation of Indigenous peoples, members of visible minorities, and persons with disabilities has been increasing and would directly benefit from support, guidance, technical expertise regarding occupational health, safety and wellness.
Some populations of workers, including non-unionized workers, women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, and young workers (e.g. students), are more vulnerable in the workplace and may benefit from OHS awareness, knowledge translation tools, e-learning and overall safety guidance. Furthermore, more generally, all workplace parties will benefit from the resources provided by CCOHS to gain better awareness and address occupational health and safety risks in the workplace.
|National Occupational Health and Safety Resource||Not applicable|