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.
Advisory on Summer Employment - Message from the Chief [...]
New and young workers are three times more likely to be injured during
their first month of work than at any other time.
with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), employers and supervisors
have a responsibility to maintain a healthy and safe work environment and
protect all workers including new and young workers.
· Any new hire, either permanent or
temporary, including summer hires, with [...]
2015/2016 Universal Influenza Immunization Program [...]
The annual prequalification package for
the 2015/2016 Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP) is now
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
The Prequalification Form will be an online, paperless
process and health care agencies and [...]
CHIEF PREVENTION OFFICER: WHMIS IS CHANGING
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
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).
Occupational Health and Safety Prevention and Innovation [...]
May 6, 2015 11:30 A.M.
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
program targets funding to workplaces where there is a need to improve health
and safety outcomes, such as those that [...]