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2015/2016 Universal Influenza Immunization Program [...]

The annual prequalification package for the 2015/2016 Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP) is now available. This year the application period will begin May 15, 2015 with a closing date of June 30, 2015. Some key elements of the application process for health care agencies and other organizations wishing to participate include: The Prequalification Form will be an online, paperless process and health care agencies and [...]
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Working at Heights Advisory - Trainers are Ready

Message from the Chief Prevention Officer: As of April 1, 2015, employers must ensure that certain workers complete working at heights training that has been approved by the Chief Prevention Officer. The list of approved training providers can be found at Working at Heights Training. Issues to consider in the workplace include: Will work be performed at heights, including from ladders? Are the hazards understood and have [...]
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CHIEF PREVENTION OFFICER: WHMIS IS CHANGING

Since 1988, the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) has been Canada’s national hazard communication system for workplace chemicals. It is supported by interlocking federal, provincial and territorial legislation and regulations. WHMIS is changing to adopt new, United Nations endorsed international standards that are part of the Globally Harmonized System for the Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). Adopting New [...]
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Occupational Health and Safety Prevention and Innovation [...]

May 6, 2015 11:30 A.M. The new Occupational Health and Safety Prevention and Innovation Program aims to improve occupational health and safety outcomes in Ontario workplaces by funding initiatives that strongly align with the Ministry of Labour's prevention priorities and Ontario's Integrated Health and Safety Strategy. The program targets funding to workplaces where there is a need to improve health and safety outcomes, such as those that [...]
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2015 OOHNA Conference - Niagara Falls, Ontario

New Sessions Added to "Keeping Workers Well 2015". This year the 44th OOHNA conference "Keeping Workers Well 2015” will be held at the Marriott Gateway on the Falls, Niagara Falls, Ontario, June 4 -5 with the Welcome Reception on Wednesday, June 3rd from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Don’t miss the Welcome Reception’s presentation on "Social Media & Other Addictions” on Wednesday evening and "Medical Marijuana” on Thursday. To download [...]
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