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Managing heat stress: new standard on the way, plus [...]

Seasonal heat and humidity is coming, if not here already. Here are essential tips and resources on how to manage this hazard, but more help is on the horizon. Employers will soon have access to a new guideline for protecting workers from a number of extreme conditions, such as high heat and humidity, cold temperatures and severe weather. When complete, the standard will provide a made-in-Canada set of guidelines for workplaces dealing with these [...]
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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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Working at Heights Advisory - Trainers are Ready

Message from the Chief Prevention Officer: As of April 1, 2015, employers must ensure that certain workers complete working at heights training that has been approved by the Chief Prevention Officer. The list of approved training providers can be found at Working at Heights Training. Issues to consider in the workplace include: Will work be performed at heights, including from ladders? Are the hazards understood and have [...]
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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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