Courses & Other Events

Ontario Occupational Health Nurses Association

"The Essentials of Occupational Health, Safety and Disability Management"

The Occupational Health Nurses Association is pleased to announce effective October 14, 2017, it will now be offering "The Essentials of Occupational Health, Safety and Disability Management", formerly offered by Prime Knowledge Limited. This course is designed for all Occupational Health and Safety and WSIB / Disability Management Specialists as well as members of the Occupational Health & WSIB / Disability Management Team. It is also useful for HR specialists, Occupational Therapists and individuals who are:

  • Looking to enter the field of Occupational Health and Safety
  • Wanting to refresh their skills and knowledge while already functioning in the field
  • Looking to heighten their knowledge of disability management /WSIB/ Return to Work
  • Preparing for related professional examinations

The essence of an Occupational Health and Safety Specialist is to be knowledgeable of elements of occupational health and safety systems, current legislation and WSIB / disability management, return to work and to assist in providing a safe, healthy and profitable workplace. OOHNA’s goal is to impart this fundamental information. Participants will receive a wide range of information, including:

  • Fundamental elements of occupational health and safety systems
  • Workplace and worker assessment
  • Hazard and risk
  • Current applicable legislation
  • WSIB / disability management / return to work
  • Problem solving skills

For more information, please see the course outline on page 2 of the OH&S Registration Form.  Upon the completion of the course, participants will have the tools to assess actual and potential hazards in the workplace and to facilitate the safe return of employees following disability or injury.


OOHNA’s instructors are seasoned professionals, working for many years in occupational health and safety and most have designations in Occupational Health Nursing, Safety Professional and / or Disability Management. The majority have lectured at the college and university level and each instructor is teaching their specialty during the sessions. This course offers unlimited opportunities for an enhanced learning experience. 

Time, Place, Cost:

The fall session commences Saturday, October 14, 2017 and continues for 7 Saturdays, ending November 25, 2017 (Oct.14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, Nov. 11, Nov. 18, and Nov. 25, 2017). Classes run 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a short morning and afternoon break and 30 minutes for lunch. 

The certificate in the "Essentials of Occupational Health, Safety and Disability Management" meets the educational "contact hours” for maintaining Occupational Health Nursing and other related professional designation certification. Upon completion, a certificate of completion will be provided if course requirements have been met. Attendance, case studies, class participation and a final exam are all considered when final grades are evaluated.  Continuous Learning (CL) Education hours are issued, which may be applied to the certification process. 

The course is conducted at DuPont Canada, 1919 Minnesota Court, Mississauga (take the Mississauga Rd. exit off highway 401). The cost is $1,469.00 [$1,300 + HST ($169.00)].  Please make cheques (no credit card option) payable to the Ontario Occupational Health Nurses Association and mail to 701 Evans Ave., Suite 504, Toronto, Ontario M9C 1A3.  This includes a professionally developed course manual, resources and reference materials. A tax receipt will be issued. 

Morning and afternoon refreshment breaks are included. Attendees bring their own lunch. Lunches may be stored in the kitchen fridge and there is a microwave available.

Free parking.

Shirley Wylie, RN, DOHS
Executive Director
Ontario Occupational Health Nurses Association

Ruth McKillip RN, COHN(C)
Program Leader

Halton Region Health Department’s FREE Workplace Health Networking Meeting: "Intergenerational Workforce”

Date: November 15, 2017 (8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

Location: Halton Regional Centre, North Auditorium (1151 Bronte Rd., Oakville, L6M 3L1)

Presenter: Sheridan College Career Centre and Halton Region Health Department

What you’ll learn:
  • the changing demographics in today’s workforce and what that will mean for those who plan wellness initiatives
  • practical advice to help manage the dynamics of an intergenerational workforce and create a cohesive workplace
  • effective strategies that workplaces can use to maximize opportunities for health and wellness for all generations
  • the development of Halton’s Older Adult Perspective and how it can be utilized in your workplace

For more information and to register for this FREE event, please visit:

(*Registration deadline Oct. 31, 2017*)

Occupational Health Care-A-Van Announces
One Day Workshops
In Hearing Conservation & Pulmonary Function Testing

Brian Verrall, Occupational Health Care-A-Van,  the workshop director and Alison Moore, Occupational Health Works will be holding workshops on a regular basis throughout the year in Ancaster, Ontario.
Dates are as follows:
Date:   Tuesday October 24, 2017
Date:   Wednesday October 25, 2017
These workshops will be identical to the workshops previously offered at McMaster and each will last 8 hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A certificate of attendance will be issued.
Cost of each workshop will be $325.00 plus applicable taxes. Handouts, parking, a light lunch and breaks are included.
Class sizes are limited. 
Classes may be cancelled two weeks prior to dates if insufficient interest is shown.

Private, on-site workshops can be arranged. For more information or to book private courses please contact the workshop administrator, Alison Moore at or visit the website at:

CRSP Exam Prep Course

The CSSE offers the state of the art CRSP Exam Prep Course for those people contemplating taking the examination portion of the registration process. For more information, please visit:
CRSP Preparation Courses also available through the Institute for Quality, Safety & Environmental Management Ltd. IQSEM Ltd. Instructor: Dr. Peter Strahlendorf. For more information, please visit their website at

Cancer Screening Saves Lives!

Did you know that?

When colorectal cancer is detected early there is a 90% chance of being cured

Cervical cancer is almost entirely preventable with regular Pap tests, follow-ups and immunization

When breast cancer is detected early, most women (90%) recover fully after treatment

If a cancer is found early through regular screening, it can require less invasive treatment and shorter periods of time away from work. Learn what you can do to reduce your risk of cancer by going to

The Toronto Central Regional Cancer Program is excited to offer workplaces in the Toronto Central region our free Cancer Prevention and Screening Awareness in the Workplace Toolkit that includes messages and information you can share with your employees via email, newsletter, social media and telephone recording. In addition to the Toolkit, we can come and provide an information booth and/or educational presentations to your employees as desired at no charge.

For more information, please contact the cancer screening team at 416-480-5331 or


The certification examinations for the professional designations of Certified Disability Management Professional and Certified Return to Work Coordinator.
For further details, please do not hesitate to contact the Canadian Certification Council:

4755 Cherry Creek Road
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 0A7
Tel.: 778-421-0821 OR Fax: 778-421-0823

The continuing education modules previously offered by NIDMAR are now being offered by Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences (PCU-WHS). The University offers the first Bachelor of Disability Management degree and an Advanced Certificate in Return to Work.
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