Events

Quick Links to OHCOW’s Flagship Events

Learn more about each event and view resources generated by past sessions by clicking on the event title.

The following is a listing of Events that OHCOW is presenting, sponsoring or supporting.
Click on the event title to learn more about the event.

Jan 20 2022

The Frontline Perspective – US and Canada – Myths, Roadblocks and Solutions

A presentation made as part of the 2021 OCC-COVID webinar series: March 26, 2021, Elastomeric Respirators – Beyond the Mask Presenters: Mark Catlin, Industrial Hygiene consultant and retired Workplace Health and Safety Director for the Service Employees International Union, (SEIU) Paul Sylvestre – Health and Safety Representative , CUPE National This…
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Commit to C.A.R.E.: AIHA and IBEC’s Journey to Create Awareness about COVID-19 and the Built Space

A presentation made as part of the OCC-COVID webinar series: January 14, 2021 – A Better Way Forward Presenters: Kenneth Martinez, CIH, Chief Science Officer, Integrated Bioscience and Built Environment Consortium (IBEC) Susan Marchese, CAE, Managing Director, Marketing and Communications, AIHA   Resources from this session will be posted here…
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World Cancer Day Webinar 2022

Needles in a Haystack: Rare Cancers and the Workplace Mark your calendars on World Cancer Day to join OHCOW and guests from the Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) for a Rare Cancers & the Workplace Webinar at 10:30 AM on Friday, February 4. Up to 1 in 5 cancers are…
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Understanding the Elements of a Physical Demand Analysis (PDA)/ Physical Demand Description (PDD)

Part of RSI Day 2022 Date:  February 17, 2022 Time:  10:00 to 12:00 Presenter: Nathan Birtch, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) This session examines the PDD as the important first step of establishing a RTW program, focusing on the physical requirements of a specific job.  The vital components required for…
Jan 13 2022
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Prevention

Part of RSI Day 2022 Date:  February 10, 2022 Time:  10:00 to 12:00 Presenter: Trevor Schell, Ergonomist, OHCOW (Sudbury) This session examines the anatomy, causes, and prevention of this disorder.  A profile of OHCOW’s tools focusing on prevention and education will also be highlighted including educational videos, OHCOW’s tools for…
Dec 20 2021

Canada – Lessons from the Past and the Importance of an Elimination Strategy

A presentation made during the 2021 OCC-COVID webinar series: June 18, 2021 – Learning from Our Peers:  COVID-19 Prevention Approaches and Protections for Essential Workers Across the Country and Around the World Presenters: Laurence Svirchev, CIH, American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), International Affairs Committee, Ambassador to China, British Columbia (BC),…
Dec 20 2021

Lessons from Australia

...including NSQHS Standards 2021 Preventing and Controlling Infections Standard | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. A presentation made during the 2021 OCC-COVID webinar series: June 18, 2021 – Learning from Our Peers:  COVID-19 Prevention Approaches and Protections for Essential Workers Across the Country and Around the World Presenters:…
Dec 20 2021
Dec 20 2021

Recognizing the Occupational Health Role in Prevention and Ideas for a Canadian National Standard on Airborne Precautions

A presentation made during the 2021 OCC-COVID webinar series: June 18, 2021 – Learning from Our Peers:  COVID-19 Prevention Approaches and Protections for Essential Workers Across the Country and Around the World Presenter:  Marc-Andre Lavoie, ROH (Former President and board member Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists CRBOH), Nova Scotia, Canada. VIEW…
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Dec 06 2021

Can We Make 2022 Truly Happy, Healthy and New?

Part of the OCC-COVID Webinar Series A new year, a new variant and hopefully, a new opportunity to eliminate a virus that is still wreaking havoc in workplaces around the world. Date:  Friday, December 17, 2021 Time:  1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Sessions include: • Reflections, forecasts, and finding points…
Dec 02 2021

Simple Solutions for a COVID-Safe Season

Part of the OCC-COVID Webinar Series Winter is upon us, cases are rising, a new variant has arrived. Control measures are more critical than ever. Let's review what we can do! Date:  Friday, December 10, 2021 Time:  1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Sessions include: • Tracking the Storm - Current…
Dec 01 2021
Nov 25 2021

Classroom Ventilation Calculation Tool Workshop

COVID is Airborne so it is critical to ensure any gathering spaces are well-ventilated. Classrooms are especially important since occupants are there several hours, are frequently unvaccinated, plus are unmasked at times (adding to the risk of transmission). Seize the opportunity to work with Classroom Ventilation Calculator creator, John Oudyk…
Oct 01 2021
Apr 30 2021

Mayday, Mayday 2021

Mayday, Mayday is an internationally recognized cry for help, and Mayday itself celebrates the contribution of workers the world over, both of which apply to the critically important subject of Workplace Mental Health, especially as we all strive to cope with the impact of the ongoing global pandemic. Workplace Mental…
Apr 16 2021
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Mar 29 2021

Transmission Reduction, Ventilation Optimization and Knowledge Activation for Effective Workplace Prevention

Part of the Occ-COVID Webinar Series [November 27, 2020] OHCOW’s Occ-COVID series continued with more Science & Solutions including our in-house experts and guests sharing: Latest transmission evidence; Ventilation/Control implications; and other practical approaches to workplace prevention.In less than a year, COVID-19 has become one of the most significant occupational…
Mar 29 2021
Mar 29 2021

A Medical Perspective: What We Know about the Long Term Health Effects

Part of the Occ-COVID Webinar Series [January 15, 2021] With more than 73 million documented infections of COVID-19 and 1.6 million deaths worldwide, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues unabated. The clinical spectrum of SARS-CoV-2 infection ranges from an asymptomatic infection to a life-threatening and fatal disease. Current estimates…
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Mar 26 2021

Using Retrospective Exposure Profiles to Assist in Proving Cases of Occupational Diseases for Workers Compensation Claims (TestLS)

Part of the Occupational Disease Prevention Webinar Series [March 2021] Several worker compensation cases will be presented for which retrospective exposure profiles were developed. They will be presented to demonstrate how cases are adjudicated in the Ontario Worker's compensation system. The methodology used to formulate the retrospective exposure profile will…
Mar 26 2021

Work-Related Heart Disease (Part 1)

Part of the Occupational Disease Prevention Webinar Series OHCOW is excited to partner with the Center for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH) to offer a public webinar to discuss occupationally-related heart disease in the spirit of February Heart Month. SESSIONS / SPEAKERS: Work-Related Heart Disease... Part 1 Dr.…
Mar 26 2021

Respiratory Protection – Beyond the Mask

Part of the Occ-COVID Webinar Series [March 26, 2021] Continuing from our earlier session, Face Coverings and Respirators “Filling the Gap” , this sequel delves into guidance on Elastomeric and Powered Air purifying Respirators and Programs in greater detail. More about
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Dec 11 2020

Respirator Program Considerations for Non-Healthcare Workplaces Evaluating the Need and Implementation Guidance for COVID-19

A presentation made as part of the 2020 OCC-COVID webinar series: December 11, 2020 – It is Time for Effective PPE as a Control: Respiratory Protection During COVID Winter Presenter: Kevin Hedges, OHCOW (obo Dr. Margaret Sietsema, University of Illinois) The presentation is one of four contained in the following video: VIEW…
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Nov 28 2019

Toronto Health & Safety Info Fair

30th Anniversary Toronto Health & Safety Info Fair November 28, 2019, 10:30am to 2:30pm Meet our team of experts: Ergonomist Occupational Hygienists Occupational Health Nurses Client Service Coordinators Local Advisory Committee Health & Safety Information & Tool Demonstrations Cluster Project Updates Ask questions Share challenges Enjoy light refreshments Sheraton Centre Toronto…
Nov 22 2019

Hamilton’s 30th Anniversary Symposium

Putting Knowledge into Action: OHCOW Hamilton's 30th Anniversary Symposium Celebrating 30 years of OHCOW OHCOW Hamilton offering OHS knowledge to workers for activation in workplaces. Enjoy Research, Strategies, Tools + Cake! Friday, November 22, 2019, 9:30 am to 3:00 pm Ryerson United Church, 842 Main St., Hamilton For more information,…
Nov 08 2019

Thunder Bay Open House

We are celebrating our 30th Anniversary (& New Clinic Location) with an Open House on November 8th, 2019 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm at 2813 Arthur St. E, Suite 102 RSVP (by phone or email) is preferred, but not required. (807) 623-3566  or thunderbay@ohcow.on.ca Non-alcoholic beverages and snacks will be served
Aug 29 2019

Occ-tober 2019

Occ-tober Annual Symposium on Occupational Health & Disease Prevention Highlighting the latest scientific + clinical information on the link between work + illness, as well as investigating prevention strategies Attend this important annual event which highlights the latest scientific and clinical information on the link between work and illness, as…
Jun 07 2019

Sudbury Clinic Open House

30th Anniversary - Sudbury Clinic Open House We are celebrating our 30th Anniversary with an Open House on June 7th from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Presentation at 12:00pm. Non-alcoholic beverages and snacks will be served. OHCOW's Sudbury Clinic is located at 84 Cedar Street on the 2nd Floor. Please register for…
Jun 06 2019

Keeping Workers Well 2019 – 48th Annual Conference and Exhibition

Keeping Workers Well 2019 -  48th  Annual Conference and Exhibition Presented by OOHNA (Ontario Occupational Health Nurses Association) Thursday, June 6 and Friday June 7, 2019 at The Centre for Health & Safety Innovation, Mississauga, Ontario Two-day conference for occupational health nurses and allied health and safety professionals. For more information,…
Jun 06 2019
May 27 2019

Mayday, Mayday 2019

Mayday, Mayday! UPDATE: View videos from the event by clicking here. A Symposium on Workplace Mental Health (WMH), Stress and Injury Prevention Mental Health and Injury Prevention continues to be a priority (and concern) in the workplaces of Ontario, the field of Occupational Health and Safety, and society in general.…
Apr 26 2019
Mar 28 2019

Rubber Workers Project – Information Session

Rubber Workers Project - Information Session to be held March 28, 29, 2019 The Rubber Workers Project seeks to investigate the cause of cancer clusters that have occurred in workers employed in the rubber industry in the  Kitchener, Waterloo, and surrounding area. The project is a collective of retired rubber…
Oct 29 2018
Oct 23 2018

Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental Health in the Workplace – What Impact does the Workplace Have? Tuesday, October 23, 2018 6:30 pm Albert McCormick Community Centre, Beaupre Room 500 Parkside Drive, Waterloo Cost: Free Lately, there’s a lot of talk about mental health in the workplace. While there are many pro-grams aimed at reducing stigma…
Sep 28 2018

Recognizing, Evaluating, and Controlling Noise Hazards in the Workplace

As we approach National Protect Your Hearing Month, you are invited to a free webinar on September 28. Join Warren Clements of WSPS and Mike Russo of IHSA, two representatives from Ontario's Occupational Disease Action Plan, as they present information to help you prevent noise in the workplace. Learn about:…
Sep 26 2018

Global Ergonomics Month

Global Ergonomics Month October is known as Global Ergonomics Month.  Global Ergonomics Month is a month-long initiative held annually to raise awareness of ergonomics and musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) hazards in workplaces.  The pinnacle event for 2018 is the launch of the New Musculoskeletal (MSD) Guideline for Ontario on October 1,…
Jun 14 2018

Petrochem Forum 2018

Petrochem Forum 2018 Join us for the 23rd annual Petrochem Forum, being held in the Grand Ballroom at Lambton College, Sarnia on Thursday, June 14, 2018. The Petrochem Forum Organizing Committee is made up of representatives from labour, management and government from the Petrochem Sector working together to improve the…
May 31 2018

Keeping Workers Well – 47th Annual Conference and Exhibition

Event: Keeping Workers Well – 47th Annual Conference and Exhibition Ontario Occupational Health Nurses Association When: Thursday, May 31 and Friday June 1, 2018 Where: The Conference Centre, The Centre for Health & Safety Innovation 5110 Creekbank Road, Mississauga, Ontario Conference and exhibition are being held May 31st followed by a…
May 02 2018

International Mesothelioma Interest Group (iMig 2018)

International Mesothelioma Interest Group (iMig 2018) The 14th meeting of the International Mesothelioma Interest Group (iMig 2018) to be held in Ottawa, Canada in May 2018. This multidisciplinary meeting will bring together over 500 delegates from around the world, and feature the most up-to-date research, diverse topics of interest, and…
Oct 27 2017
Oct 24 2017

Global Ergonomics Month Lunch and Learns

                                                                                    Psychosocial Ergonomics & Ergonomics Fact or Fiction Presenters:…
Oct 18 2017

Global Ergonomics Month Webinar

Evaluate your workstation: An Introduction to a New Office Ergonomics Calculator Tool, co-hosted by WSN Presenters: Chelsie Baizana, OHCOW Ottawa & Trevor Schell, OHCOW Sudbury Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Ensuring the proper height of your chair and workstation are crucial in office ergonomics. Having a…
Oct 18 2017

Occupational Hygiene Association of Ontario

The Occupational Hygiene Association of Ontario (OHAO) who represents occupational hygienists and other people interested in health and safety will host a Fall Professional Development Course (PDC) and a Fall Symposium on October 2017. Fall Professional Development Course (PDC) - October 18th, 2017 On Wednesday, October 18, 2017 OHAO will…