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OOHNA Winter/Spring 2016 Webinars

OOHNA is pleased to announce the 2016 Winter/Spring Webinars.  The first two webinars were the topics most requested by attendees of the 2015 Medical Marijuana webinars. The first is Medical Marijuana Policies: Where do they fit in? - participants will discover just how complicated it can be to incorporate protocols and procedures for dealing with workers who have prescriptions for medical marijuana into their existing workplace [...]
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Alberta Occupational Health Nurses’ Association [...]

The Alberta Occupational Health Nurses’ Association (AOHNA) is announcing an exciting social media campaign called "Light the Lamp”. The campaign is intended to increase the public awareness and knowledge about the role and value of occupational health specialty nursing practice. The association encourages nurses to submit videos for judging and recognition of their contribution to occupational health that showcases the unique skills and abilities [...]
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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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Resource to Help Workers Understand WHMIS 2015 Pictograms [...]

March 24, 2015 – Hamilton, ON– Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) As Canada aligns the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), also known as WHMIS 2015 hazard symbols will be replaced by pictograms. To help people recognize and understand these new - pictograms, CCOHS has released a new poster. The new poster, [...]
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