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September material handling blitz: conduct your own [...]

On September 14, the Ministry of Labour will begin a 6-week material handling inspection blitz. Get ahead of the ministry by conducting your own blitz now, advises WSPS consultant Sandy Ash. "Turn this into an opportunity by proactively identifying gaps in your prevention program and implementing an action plan. It's all very positive if it's an impetus for improvement.” Use the following Ministry of Labour inspection priorities as direction [...]
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MEDICAL MARIJUANA WEBINARS

MARIJUANA IN THE WORKPLACE – it’s here – get ready by signing up for OOHNA’s 3 Part webinar series this fall. Part 1 The Green Rush: Coming to a Worksite Near You (Thursday, October 1, 2015); Part 2 Fact and Fiction: The Benefits and Risks of Medical Marijuana(Wednesday, October 7, 2015); Part 3Safety vs. Accommodation Considerations (Thursday, October 15, 2015). All webinars are run between 12 Noon and 1 p.m. and are also recorded [...]
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IWH Call for PREMUS 2016 Abstracts

Institute for Work & Health (IWH) PREMUS 2016 opens call for abstracts Deadline for abstracts is October 30, 2015. Scientists, academics, students and others from around the world doing research into the causes, prevalence and prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders(MSDs) are invited to submit proposals for oral presentations, posters and symposiums at PREMUS 2016.   Taking place June 20-23, 2016 in Toronto, [...]
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Ontario MOL Material Handling Blitz Sept 14-Oct 23

Ontario's Ministry of Labour is planning an "Industrial Sector” material handling blitz September 14 to October 23, 2015. If you’re part of the "industrial sector” then you may be aware that the Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) is planning another focus on material handling, for September 14-October 23 this year. Now is the time to proactively address this potential hazard. (Taylor’d Ergonomics August 4/15 e-newsletter http://www.taylordergo.com/) The [...]
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Advisory on Heat Stress

ADVISORY ON HEAT STRESS Heat Stress on the job can affect any worker, regardless of occupation/sector, location or experience, and can also result in illnesses/injuries and in some cases death. Outdoor workers are particularly vulnerable, including municipal workers, construction workers, farmers and others. Underground and surface miners may also be exposed to heat stress, as well as factory workers when exposed to hot production processes. Workers [...]
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