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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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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. In accordance 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. New workers include: · Any new hire, either permanent or temporary, including summer hires, with [...]
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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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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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