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Protecting Outdoor Workers in Cold Weather

HAMILTON, ON — Canadian winter months can bring frigid, sub-zero temperatures, and for those who work outdoors, exposure to the cold can be hazardous and put them at risk for injury. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) recommends planning ahead to prevent cold-related health problems like hypothermia and frostbite. "Prevention is one of the best ways to deal with many freezing and non-freezing injuries from working [...]
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2015 Winter/Spring Webinar Line-Up

Registration for the 2015 OOHNA Winter/Spring Webinars are now open. OOHNA has prepared the following line-up of webinars for the winter/spring series: January 21 - Chronic Pain - Dr. Christopher Martin Chronic pain patients represent enormous challenges both in terms of clinical care and workplace disability. This session will use a case presentation approach to discuss what went goes wrong with such patients and why. An evidence-based approach [...]
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Epilepsy@Work – A Toolkit designed for HR Professionals

Designed forHR professionals, this toolkit will provide training and information on how to upport co-workers, clients and customers with epilepsy in the workplace. Learn about: Understanding Epilepsy in the workplace, Seizure Safety and browse through Helpful Resources. A first-of-its-kind online toolkit is now available to provide training and resources to companies and organizations that have employees with epilepsy. Developed by Epilepsy [...]
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The Statement on Seasonal Influenza Vaccine for 2014-2015

The Statement on Seasonal Influenza Vaccine for 2014 – 2015 highlighting key information for immunization providers from the full National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is now available on the following link: Statement on Seasonal Influenza Vaccine for 2014-2015 Readers interested in the full PDF version of the Statement on Seasonal Influenza Vaccine for 2014-2015, can download or view it on the Government of Canada Publications [...]
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Guide to OHSA Requirements for Basic Awareness Training

Some exemption from taking a supervisor awareness training program can apply.  The following is an extract of the exemption from taking a supervisor awareness training program from Page 11-12 of the "Guide to OHSA Requirements for Basic Awareness Training.  The Exemptions read as follows: • A supervisor is exempt from taking a supervisor awareness training program if he or she: • took a previous awareness training program for [...]
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