Dispension Industries enables Health Canada to scale up MySafe project
Health Canada has announced $3.49 million in funding through…
Lifting safely: How to avoid back injuries
Lifting is among the most common causes of back injury in workplaces.
Nature’s Path installs far-UVC light technology in its NA facilities
Becomes first food manufacturing company to install tech that helps protect employees in real-time
Premiers’ demands for long-term health funding increase
They want Ottawa add at least $28 billion a year to its annual health transfer payment, but the issue is taking a back seat to the pandemic.
Doctors worry over Manitoba’s COVID-19 surge, premier considers curfew
Health officials said 75 of 80 intensive care beds in Manitoba were filled with patients Nov. 2.
‘Toxic’ label will spur wake-up to impact of plastics on health: experts
… but challenges remain in definitively linking plastic or plastic particles to disease, cancer or other human health problems.
Partners in Prevention Regional Health & Safety Conference
The 2020 edition Partners in Prevention Regional Health &…
Feds promise help for surging COVID-19 test demand
…but Health ministry isn’t satisfied the testing systems submitted for approval yield accurate enough results.
Working safest: Who’s responsible for what in the workplace
All stakeholders are accountable for their own welfare and those around them.
Canada’s LTC deaths double the average of other nations: study
81% of all reported COVID-19 deaths compared to an average of 42% among OECD countries.
Scholarship encourages women to pursue OH&S careers
$3,000 CCOHS award open to women enrolled in full or part-time program.
Most Canadians would sacrifice privacy to help stop COVID-19: KPMG
Most would download a contact-tracing app, but want it to be optional.
COVID-19 guidance for high-risk and essential workplaces
Free tip sheets offer good practices for employers and workers in specific occupations, industries and services.
Duration of virus measures depends on obeying health authorities: PM
Torontonians told to expect to be restricted to their homes for at least the next 12 weeks.
PM’s ‘proud’ of Canada’s COVID-19 response as US cases soar
Doing better than its southern neighbour at limiting the scope of the illness.
CCOHS makes courses, publications available free to aid COVID-19 efforts
Reminds workplaces still operating to promote proper hygiene and social distancing.
Coronavirus vaccine test opens with 1st doses
Even if the research goes well, a vaccine would not be available for widespread use for 12 to 18 months.
Asbestos ready to change name and move beyond toxic legacy
Business owners, residents are tired of getting attention for all the wrong reasons.
Partners in Prevention 2020 Health and Safety Conference (Cancelled)
This year’s Partners in Prevention conference is about cracking…
US reports first drug shortage tied to virus outbreak
Regulators stressed that alternative medicines are available to treat patients.
How workplaces can prepare for possible coronavirus outbreak
Combat misinformation, repeat hygiene tips, be clear on sick leave policies, prepare for the possibility of mass absenteeism.
How a coronavirus epidemic in China could ripple globally
Fear and confusion lead to abrupt changes in behaviour, decreased economic activity and threatens everything from productivity to consumer prices.
Aerosol manufacturer fined $170,000 for environmental offences
Failed to comply with a protection compliance order, and to implement and test emergency plans on time.
Cannabis shows potential for treating PTSD: Study
Patients struggle to find adequate symptom relief from conventional treatments.
In the palm of your hand: Prevent hypothenar hammer syndrome
Repetitive trauma damages blood vessels in the fingers.
Worker injury leads to $45,000 fine for Guelph manufacturer
Fell off a boom truck at Skyjack plant, sustained critical injuries.
Best Buy sees growth in health care technology for elderly
In five years it hopes to provide sensors placed throughout a home and pendants worn around the neck.
Juul opens store in Toronto amid outcry about rise of teen vaping
Marks the California-based company’s first brick-and-mortar location in North America.
Federal government commits $20M to help scale up health innovations
Funding to help SMEs and startups sell health technologies to participating hospitals and health providers.
Work stress: How to relieve the pressure on employees
Left unchecked it will impact workers and the bottom line.
Pest control: Tips for managing disposal areas
How to reduce the risk of insects and other critters invading your plant.
CCOHS-OHCOW website focuses on occupational disease
Will help manufacturers increase their understanding of illnesses and ways to prevent them.