April 27th, 2022
Walking Side by Side with Tragedy and Hope
“I had woken up and come downstairs to get ready. That’s when my mom told me that there was an accident at my dad’s work, and he was missing. How do you react to that kind of news at 10 years old? Do you even have the emotional capacity to comprehend it?” - Josh Rene Josh will be among the many family members who light a candle to honour a loved one today on the National Day of Mourning.
April 26th, 2022
Say What? Investigating the Long-Term Impacts of Noise
Today is International Noise Awareness Day! Established in 1996 by the Center for Hearing and Communication, INAD was created to raise awareness and educate the public about the harmful effects of noise on hearing, health and quality of life.
February 28th, 2022
Happy Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Awareness Day!
Twelve years ago a few individual workers, all knowing firsthand the debilitating effects Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) or Muculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) can have on work and life outside of work, took it upon themselves to ignite a movement to raise awareness of these injuries, their causes, solutions and the need for fair worker compensation. This then resulted in International RSI Awareness Day, held annually the last day of February, the only non-repetitive day on the calendar. Communities and workers hold events to bring awareness to this important workplace issue.
February 24th, 2022
Gobbling or Grazing: The Choice is Yours
Employers who want to get the greatest returns on their training investments will choose flexible learning options for their employees. Choice in learning is especially important when it comes to health and safety. When a learner’s needs are met, that learner is being set up to have a successful learning experience.
February 3rd, 2022
NEW: CHAP-Risk Tool for Assessing and Prioritizing Chemical Hazards
As there are a large number of chemicals used in industry, and only a small number have occupational exposure limits, assessing the risk posed by most workplace chemicals can be challenging, particularly for small businesses.
January 26th, 2022
Mental Health in the Workplace: #BellLetsTalk 2022
We know sometimes it’s hard to talk about mental health, but conversation is important surrounding how employers today are supporting their workers tomorrow. Unfortunately, as many of us know, COVID-19 has not been helping matters over the past 22 months.
January 10th, 2022
JHSC Certification Refresher, Refreshed
Ontario workplaces with 20 or more employees are legally required to establish a Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC). The committee plays an important role in the workplace and within an organization’s health and safety program by raising awareness and promoting the continued improvement of health and safety conditions.
December 21st, 2021
Working in a Winter Wonderland
Do you work outside in cold temperatures, like roadwork or emergency services? What about moving care recipients between locations, or simply driving to and from work in icy conditions? You need to take into consideration the hazards that come with winter weather, both in your personal life, and on the job.