Alberta Occupational Health Nurses’ Association [...]
The Alberta Occupational Health Nurses’ Association
(AOHNA) is announcing an exciting social media campaign called "Light the
Lamp”. The campaign is intended to increase the public awareness and knowledge
about the role and value of occupational health specialty nursing practice. The
association encourages nurses to submit videos for judging and recognition of
their contribution to occupational health that showcases the unique skills and
ONA Wins Landmark Influenza Vaccine-or-Mask Grievance
TORONTO – The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) has won an important and
precedent-setting arbitration award against Sault Area Hospital, striking down
the controversial "Vaccinate or Mask" policy introduced at many
Ontario hospitals. This policy forces nurses and other health-care workers to
wear an unfitted surgical mask for the entire flu season if they choose not to
get the influenza vaccine.
This arbitration between ONA and Ontario [...]
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
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).