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Feb 22 2024
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Feb 02 2024
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Nov 29 2023
Nov 22 2023
Nov 15 2023
Nov 07 2023
Nov 01 2023
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Sep 26 2023
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Aug 17 2023
Jun 29 2023

“Where there’s smoke…”

Understanding Particulate Hazards Indoors and Out A key topic (and risk) in occupational and environmental health, affecting thousands of Canadians, at work, at home and everywhere they go. Recorded Friday, July 21. Wildfire smoke has spread widely across North America this spring and summer, raising awareness…
Jun 27 2023
Jun 22 2023

Wildfire Smoke – A Definite Concern for All [Ontario] Workers

Produced by OHCOW, this 4-page infographic covers the signs and symptoms of wildfire smoke exposure as well as tips for prevention when working indoors and outdoors. We also cover employer responsibilities, provide AQHI health recommendations as well as links to additional tools and resources. This is a great resource for…
Jun 21 2023
Jun 12 2023
Jun 07 2023
Jun 06 2023
May 31 2023
May 31 2023
May 22 2023
May 16 2023

Research into Practice: Workplace Mental Health Survey Use Around the World

A 2023 MayDay, MayDay Webinar Series Presentation Date:  Wednesday, May 10, 2023 (Week 2)  Agenda: New US Healthy Worker Survey Update, Dr. Marnie Dobson, International Survey Highlights, COPSOQ Network Panel Discussion: Use of WMH Surveys given existential risks like war, disease and climate change?, All     Visit OHCOW's WMH webpage and…
May 15 2023

Research into Practice: Panel Discussion: Survey Use and Challenges in Canada

A 2023 MayDay, MayDay Webinar Series Presentation Date:  Wednesday, May 10, 2023 (Week 2)  Agenda: StressAssess Success Stories: Burlington Family Health Team, Adam Piccinin, Registered Physiotherapist Infrastructure Health and Safety Association, Kathy Martin, Coordinator, Research, Stakeholder & Public Relations, Mental Health and Wellness Specialist Ontario Nurses Association, Denise Werner, RN, BScN,…
May 15 2023
May 14 2023
Apr 24 2023
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Apr 19 2023

Make Your Own Air Filters

Wherever people congregate, good air quality is important to reduce disease transmission and maintain a healthy workplace. When workers are living in close quarters, or working indoors together, using air filter is a good way to reduce germs and contaminants in the air. Below are pdfs with descriptions on…
Apr 18 2023
Apr 18 2023

COPSOQ Joint Session: Research into Practice

A 2023 MayDay, MayDay Webinar Series Presentation Date:  Wednesday, May 10, 2023  A unique opportunity to look at the international use and impact of the Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire, an important workplace mental health/stress prevention survey tool OHCOW is hosting the biannual COPSOQ (Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire) Network meeting in Hamilton on…
Apr 13 2023

Air Quality Synergizes Public & Occupational Health

Recorded April 21, 2023 1:30 - 2:30 pm Community and workplace COVID risk is shared and reciprocal - multi-layered strategies (and clean indoor air) benefit everyone everywhere. Peterborough Public Health has been leading the Province in recognizing the hazard, assessing the risk and communicating about controls to prevent transmission of the deadly,…
Apr 03 2023

A Spark to Action

A presentation made as part of OHCOW’s 2021 MayDay MayDay webinar series. Date:  April 14, 2021 Presenters: Terri Szymanski, OPSEU Health and Safety Officer Tara, Steward in OPSEU Local A presentation about the role of the StressAssess Survey in sparking turbulent responses.
Apr 03 2023

Workplace Approaches and Solutions – CAMH

A presentation made as part of OHCOW’s 2021 MayDay MayDay webinar series. Date:  April 14, 2021 Presenters: Patricia Philips, OHCOW Executive Director Carrie Fletcher, VP People & Experience Carol Mundley, OPSEU Health and Safety Committee Co-Chair A presentation that outlines the CAMH approach to dealing with mental health and stress in the workplace.
Apr 03 2023
Apr 03 2023
Mar 23 2023
Mar 13 2023
Mar 09 2023
Mar 04 2023
Feb 27 2023
Feb 27 2023

RSI Day 2023 Week 3 – Women’s Experiences with Personal Protective Equipment

Presented by Anya Keefe, MSc. (Occupational Hygiene),  Occupational & Public Health Consultant Nearly 50 years ago, researchers and worker advocates drew attention to the problems women have finding appropriately sized and sufficiently protective personal protective equipment (PPE). Despite this these early efforts – and evidence that poorly designed and poorly…
Feb 16 2023
Feb 16 2023

RSI Day 2023 week 2 – Implications of Indoor Environment Quality in an Office Setting

Presented by Andre Gauvin, Occupational Hygienist, OHCOW This presentation will describe areas of general comfort in an office building. Topics including lighting, noise, and indoor air quality are often overlooked and all compliment an ergonomic workstation set up to ensure workers are comfortable. NOTE: This is the first part of…
Feb 16 2023

Investigating Deaths & Outbreaks, an Underused Tool

Apply Incident Cause Analysis Methods, a core OHS principle, to identify contributing process & system factors for Awareness and Prevention! Incident Cause Analysis Method (ICAM) is a consistent, proven methodology that can determine contributing factors by identifying deficiencies within an organization’s systems and processes that result in a major incident.…
Feb 12 2023
Feb 09 2023
Feb 09 2023
Jan 13 2023
Jan 03 2023

Dark Winter – Past Lessons to Inform Future Health

January 27, 2023   3:00 - 4:30PM Dark Winter - past lessons to inform future health A review of pandemics and biosecurity over time, with key insights for prevention and response - today and tomorrow We are so excited to welcome highly respected and world-leading epidemiologist and biosecurity expert Dr. Raina…
Dec 19 2022
Dec 12 2022
Nov 24 2022

Making It All Easier: Knowledge Mobilization & Tools Webinar

Part of the Occ-tober 2022 Webinar Series See other Webinars in this series here Date:  November 24, 2022 Time:  1:00-3:00 PM Speakers: Thomas Tenkate, School of Occupational and Public Health, Toronto Metropolitan University Angela Wheeler MSc, CIH, CRSP and SDS Registered Author, Program Manager, Chemscape Safety Technologies, Ela Rydz, Carex…
Nov 20 2022
Nov 13 2022
Nov 04 2022
Oct 31 2022

Worker-Focused Science & Prevention Webinars Kickoff Event

This 8th Annual Symposia (Webinar Series) on Occupational Health and Illness/Disease Prevention translates knowledge and shares tools relating to the latest science and prevention initiatives.  Preventing Occupational Illness/Disease is an Area of Focus in Ontario’s Prevention Works 5-year strategic plan.  OHCOW leads the Occupational Illness Steering Committee (formerly the Occupational Disease…
Oct 16 2022
Oct 09 2022
Sep 23 2022
Sep 22 2022

Clean Air REALLY Matters

Friday, September 16, 2022 – The 1st session in our new Occ-COVID Conversations series which allows for an in-depth presentation on key COVID prevention strategies by a subject matter expert, along with professional framing and discussion with an OHCOW host – and lots of questions (and answers) from our audience. Presenters:…
Sep 12 2022

Health Hazards When Working With Granite

A short Webinar on the hazards of working with granite and kitchen counter tops. This webinar covers the basics with regards to the mineral itself, silica, the health hazards and how we can implement controls. Presenters: James Miuccio, Occupational Hygienist, CIH, CRSP; and Sonia Lal, Occupational Hygienist, CIH, CRSP
Jun 03 2022
Jun 03 2022
Jun 02 2022
Jun 02 2022
Jun 02 2022

Heat Stress Controls and New Research Around Evaluating Heat Stress in the Mining Industry

A presentation made as part of the Occ-Disease Prevention Webinar Series: Hot Worksites and Health: The Risky Business of Working in the Heat Date:  June 2, 2022 Presenters: • Keith Birnie, Ventilation Specialist, Workplace Safety North (WSN) • Dr. Glen P. Kenny, Director, Human & Environmental Physiology Research Unit • Emily…
Jun 02 2022
May 27 2022
May 27 2022
May 27 2022
May 27 2022
May 20 2022
May 20 2022
May 20 2022
May 20 2022
May 19 2022
May 18 2022

Protecting Teachers and Students – Optimizing Ventilation in Older Schools / Buildings: Lessons from Australia

A presentation made as part of the OCC-COVID Webinar Series: Cleaning the Air and Committing to C.A.R.E. Date: June 3, 2022 Presenter: Dr. Jorma (Jay) Mueller How a Brisbane Independent School prevented outbreaks of COVID-19, despite Omicron wave In line with an interdisciplinary approach where medical, occupational hygiene and engineering…
May 18 2022
May 13 2022
May 13 2022
May 13 2022

Addressing Psychosocial Factors in the Workplace – A Partnership Between Union and Employer

A presentation made as part of the MayDay, MayDay Webinar Series: Survey Experiences and Insights from Around the World Presenters: From the Correctional Services Division of the Ministry of the Solicitor of Ontario: Michelle MacLean, Correctional Officer and Vice-Chair (Union) of the Provincial Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee Denise Sidsworth, Probation…
May 13 2022
May 06 2022
May 06 2022

Our Respectful Community

A presentation made as part of the OHCOW 2022 MayDay, MayDay Webinar Series: Violence, Harassment and Bullying in the Workplace Date:  May 6, 2022 Presenters:  Audrey Gilbeau, Executive Director, Nokiiwin Tribal Council  |  Tiffany Rogowski, Health, Safety and Wellness Advisor, Nokiiwin Tribal Council  
May 06 2022
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May 06 2022
Apr 29 2022
Apr 29 2022
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Apr 29 2022
Apr 29 2022
Apr 28 2022
Apr 28 2022
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Apr 25 2022
Apr 13 2022
Apr 05 2022
Apr 05 2022
Apr 04 2022
Apr 04 2022
Apr 04 2022
Apr 04 2022

EARTH DAY REFLECTIONS TO INFORM PREVENTION

Identifying Big Challenges and Finding Local Solutions Part of the OHCOW OCC-COVID Webinar Series April 22, 2022 1:00 – 3:00 PM Looking at the big picture and considering the pandemic from an environmental, as well as occupational health perspective. We take the opportunity to expand focus to consider factors which…
Apr 01 2022

Diesel Exposure in Workplaces

A recorded webinar that explores the assessment and control strategies for diesel exhaust exposure. Presenter(s): CAREX Canada; Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC); Ontario’s Occupational Disease Action Plan (ODAP) Working Group on Diesel Exhaust.
Mar 23 2022

OHCOW “Expert” Panel: Pandemic Year 3, Review and Recalibrate

An expert panel discussion as part of the March 2022 OHCOW OCC-COVID Webinar Series: Understanding Long-term Risk and Managing Uncertainty Date:  March 25, 2022 Sessions / Speaker: Occupational Medicine Perspectives on COVID-19  Dr. Pravesh Jugnanden, Occupational Health Physician Core Principles: Regional Risk, Ventilation and Masking as a Life Skill John Oudyk, Occupational Hygienist…
Mar 18 2022

MAYDAY, MAYDAY 2022

Beginning Friday, April 29, 2022 and running for four consecutive Fridays in May 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Five Sessions including: ADDICTION AND OPIOID HARM REDUCTION AT WORK VIOLENCE, HARASSMENT and BULLYING IN THE WORKPLACE SURVEY EXPERIENCES and INSIGHTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD DIVERSE PERSPECTIVES ON WORKPLACE MENTAL HEALTH WORKPLACE…
Mar 14 2022
Mar 14 2022
Mar 14 2022
Mar 14 2022
Mar 09 2022
Mar 09 2022

The Four E’s Of Shoulder Injuries

A presentation made as part of the Spring into ACTion: Health & Safety Forum 2022 Date:  Friday, April 8, 2022 Presenter: Trevor Schell, Ergonomist, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) Explain the anatomy of the shoulder Examine common risk factors for injury Explore the most common shoulder injuries including Thoracic…
Mar 09 2022
Mar 09 2022
Mar 07 2022

Supporting the Mental Health of Ontario International Agricultural Workers

April 26, 2022 OHCOW's Research Team shares findings from the "Community & Workplace Psychosocial Supports for the Mental Health of IAWs in Ontario" Project funded by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) This webinar will provide an overview of the project, and share findings from…
Feb 22 2022
Feb 22 2022
Feb 22 2022
Feb 22 2022
Feb 17 2022
Feb 17 2022
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Feb 16 2022
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Feb 10 2022

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Prevention

Part of the 2022 Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Day Webinar Series:  Musculoskeletal Disorders Date:  February 10, 2022 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…
Feb 10 2022
Feb 09 2022
Feb 07 2022
Jan 31 2022
Jan 26 2022
Jan 14 2022

*OCC-COVID: A BETTER WAY FORWARD

Part of the OHCOW OCC-COVID Webinar Series January 14, 2022 Sharing lessons and direction for a new year to keep workers and workplaces safe for all SESSIONS / SPEAKERS: Pandemic Equity Lessons for Occupational Health and Safety  Andréane Chénier, CUPE National Health and Safety Representative and OHCOW Sudbury LAC Chair…
Jan 14 2022
Jan 14 2022

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: A Better Way Forward Date:  January 14, 2022 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…
Jan 14 2022
Jan 14 2022
Jan 14 2022
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Jan 13 2022

Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA) – Part 2

A presentation made as part of the 2022 OHCOW RSI Day Webinar Series: Ergonomic Prevention Tools Date:  February 28, 2022 Presenter: David Mijatovic, Ergonomist,OHCOW (Toronto) Building on last year’s session, this year examines how to use RULA-utilized case studies/scenarios as a method of hazard identification.   VIEW SLIDES [PDF] VIEW…
Jan 13 2022

Ergonomic Prevention Tools – Apps for Knowledge Activists

A presentation made as part of the 2022 OHCOW RSI Day Webinar Series: Ergonomic Prevention Tools – Apps for Knowledge Activists Date:  February 28, 2022 Presenter: Daryl Stephenson, Ergonomist, OHCOW (Hamilton) This session introduces OHCOW’s PainPoint App and demonstrates the tool in action utilizing case studies – along with the Hazard…
Jan 13 2022
Jan 13 2022

Ergonomics and Custodians / Housekeepers

A presentation made as part of the 2022 OHCOW RSI Day Webinar Series: Ergonomics for Specific Occupations Date:  February 24, 2022 Presenters: • Dwayne Fuchs, Ergonomist, OHCOW (Thunder Bay) • Melissa Statham, Ergonomist,OHCOW (Windsor) This session examines common injuries, risk factors and preventative measures that can be utilized to reduce…
Jan 13 2022

Utilizing A PDA / PDD and FAE to Determine Return to Work (RTW)

Part of the OHCOW RSI Day Webinar Series: Integrating Components for a Return-to-Work (RTW) Program Date:  February 17, 2022 Presenters: • Amy DuBreuil, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) • Physiohealth Inc This session examines how a PDA/PDD and FAE are used together to create and implement a RTW program.…
Jan 13 2022

Components of a Functional Abilities Exam (FAE)

Part of the OHCOW 2022 RSI Day Webinar Series: Integrating Components for a Return-to-Work (RTW) Program Date:  February 17, 2022 Presenter: Dennis Polygenis, Physiohealth Inc This session examines the components and process of performing a Functionality Abilities Exam (FAE). A FAE is the second component of a RTW program that consists of…
Dec 20 2021
Dec 17 2021
Dec 17 2021
Dec 17 2021
Dec 17 2021
Dec 17 2021
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Dec 17 2021
Dec 14 2021
Dec 14 2021
Dec 10 2021
Dec 10 2021
Dec 10 2021
Dec 06 2021
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 Sessions include: • Introduction • Tools in the Toolbox: CO2 Monitoring and Risk Calculators…
Dec 01 2021

Be Winter Ready: Working in the Cold and the Release and Use of OHCOW’s Cold Stress and Glove Size Calculator Tools

Presenters: Masood Ahmed, Occupational Hygienist, and Trevor Schell, Ergonomist, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) Date:  December 16, 2012 Working in the Cold Each year, we gradually become accustomed to working in the cold as winter progresses. But are we doing everything we can to minimize long term health…
Nov 27 2021
Nov 27 2021

*CONTINUED COLLABORATION

Part of the 2021 OCC-TOBER Webinar Series November 26, 2021 SESSIONS / SPEAKERS: Evolution ODAP and The Occupational Illness Prevention Plan Nancy Bradshaw, Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) Kimberly O’Connell, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) Occupational Exposures of Ottawa Firefighters’ to Toxicants of Concern Paul A. White, Health…
Nov 26 2021
Nov 26 2021
Nov 26 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…
Nov 22 2021

Practical Tools for Working on Occupational Cancer Cases

Case Studies on Lung Cancer This webinar on legal cases related to occupational exposures to carcinogens, took place on April 23, 2019. The goal of this webinar was to provide practical tools for law and labour professionals working on occupational cancer cases ithin the workers compensation system in Ontario. Professionals…
Nov 19 2021

*WORKPLACE TOOLS AND KNOWLEDGE MOBILIZATION

Part of the 2021 OCC-TOBER Webinar Series November 19, 2021 SESSIONS / SPEAKERS: The Silica Control Tool Pilot Project Melanie Gorman-Ng, BCCSA (British Columbia Construction Safety Alliance) Kimberly O’Connell, OHCOW (Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers) CHAP Tools: Locally Developed User-friendly Software for Chemical Hazard and Risk Assessment Thomas Tenkate, Ryerson University…
Nov 19 2021
Nov 19 2021
Nov 19 2021
Nov 12 2021

*RESEARCH and DATA

Part of the 2021 OCC-TOBER Webinar Series November 12, 2021 SESSIONS / SPEAKERS: Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Barbara Hales and Bernard Robaire, McGill University Advances in Understanding the Continuing Impact of Asbestos Paul Demers, Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) Diesel Exhaust Exposure and Health Risk in Transportation and the Community Kevin Hedges, Occupational Health Clinics…
Nov 12 2021
Nov 12 2021
Nov 12 2021
Nov 07 2021
Nov 07 2021
Nov 07 2021
Nov 07 2021
Nov 06 2021

*EXAMINING CHANGE

Part of the 2021 OCC-TOBER Webinar Series November 5, 2021 Kicking Off Lung Month SESSIONS / SPEAKERS:  “Overview of O. Reg. 420/21” Notices and Reports under Sections 51- 53.1 of the Act – Fatalities, Critical Injuries, Occupational Illnesses And Other Incidents Brier Musson, Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) Occupational…
Nov 06 2021
Nov 06 2021
Nov 06 2021
Oct 30 2021
Oct 01 2021
Oct 01 2021
Oct 01 2021
Sep 24 2021
Sep 24 2021
Sep 24 2021
Sep 24 2021
Sep 15 2021
Sep 15 2021
Sep 15 2021
Sep 15 2021
Sep 10 2021
Sep 10 2021
Sep 10 2021
Sep 10 2021

*DELTA IS DIFFERENT: PREVENT TRANSMISSION TODAY

Part of the 2021 OCC-COVID Webinar Series September 10, 2021 Sessions include: Delta is Different: Data and Modelling Implications for Canada this Fall Dr. Malgorzata (Gosia) Gasperowicz, Ph.D, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary One More Tool: Workplace COVID Testing Basics, Value, Limitations and Logistics Marianne Levitsky, MES, CIH, ROH, FAIHA, Workplace Health…
Aug 20 2021
Aug 20 2021
Aug 20 2021
Jul 21 2021
Jun 18 2021

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

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

*LEARNING FROM OUR PEERS: COVID-19 PREVENTION APPROACHES and PROTECTION FOR ESSENTIAL WORKERS COAST-TO-COAST and AROUND THE WORLD

Part of the 2021 OCC-COVID Webinar Series June 18, 2021 The reluctance of WHO, CDC, and equivalent health authorities globally to recognize aerosol transmission of SARS CoV-2 has often led to inadequate protection of essential workers and marginalized the role of industrial hygienists and other occupational health professionals in the…
May 21 2021
May 14 2021
May 07 2021

Psychosocial Hazard Regulatory Frameworks Around the World

A presentation made as part of OHCOW's 2021 MayDay MayDay webinar series. May 7, 2021 Organized and moderated by the Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire International Networking Group. Speakers/Perspectives: ARGENTINA: Current Psychosocial Risks Assessment and Regulation Framework in Argentina Authored by Cecilia Inés Cornelio, and Johanna Natalia Gerke VENEZUELA: Regulatory Framework for the Psychosocial Assessment,…
Apr 30 2021

Worker Pandemic Experience – A Year Later

A presentation made as part of OHCOW's 2021 MayDay MayDay webinar series. April 30, 2021 Presentations include: A Worldwide problem: Qualitative Analysis of Psychosocial Risks Among Nurses During COVID-19 Presenter:  Burcu Kumbur Guler, Dokus Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey Canadian Perspective: Pandemic Experience Survey Results for Healthcare, Education and Other Workers Presenters:…
Apr 30 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 27 2021
Apr 27 2021

Health and Safety in the Time of COVID-19 – What Does It Mean for International Agricultural Workers?

A presentation made at the International Agricultural Worker Health and Safety Workshop 2021 marking Canada’s National Day of Mourning for Injured & Killed Workers – reflecting on lives lost, health impacted and strategies learned to fight COVID-19, plus other workplace hazards. This 90-minute workshop marked the 35th Annual Day of Mourning…
Apr 27 2021

Deputy Chief Coroner’s Review: COVID-10 Related Deaths of Temporary Foreign Agricultural Workers in 2020

A presentation made at the International Agricultural Worker Health and Safety Workshop 2021 marking Canada’s National Day of Mourning for Injured & Killed Workers – reflecting on lives lost, health impacted and strategies learned to fight COVID-19, plus other workplace hazards. This 90-minute workshop marked the 35th Annual Day of Mourning…
Apr 27 2021

Remembering Farmworkers Killed and Harmed by COVID-19

A presentation made at the International Agricultural Worker Health and Safety Workshop 2021 marking Canada’s National Day of Mourning for Injured & Killed Workers – reflecting on lives lost, health impacted and strategies learned to fight COVID-19, plus other workplace hazards. This 90-minute workshop marked the 35th Annual Day of Mourning…
Apr 27 2021
Apr 23 2021
Apr 23 2021
Apr 23 2021
Apr 23 2021
Apr 16 2021
Apr 09 2021
Apr 09 2021
Apr 09 2021
Apr 09 2021
Mar 31 2021

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

A presentation made as part of OHCOW's Occ-Disease Prevention webinar series. March 31, 2021 Presenter:  Dr. Paul Demers, Occupational Cancer Research Center (OCRC) This session provided information and implications of Dr. Paul Demers’s January 2020 report, publicly released in July 2020 and entitled “Using Scientific Evidence and Principles to Help Determine the…
Mar 29 2021
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…
Mar 29 2021
Mar 26 2021

Work-Related Heart Disease

A presentation made in partnership with  the Center for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH) as part of the OCC-Disease Prevention webinar series and in the spirit of Heart Month. Work-Related Heart Disease... Part 1 Dr. Sandra Dorman, Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH) VIEW SLIDES [PDF]…
Mar 26 2021
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Mar 19 2021
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Mar 12 2021
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Mar 05 2021
Mar 05 2021
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Feb 26 2021
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Feb 19 2021
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Feb 12 2021
Feb 12 2021
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Feb 11 2021

Agricultural Workplace COVID-19 Inspection Initiative and TFAW Safety

Ontario COVID-19 Workplace Safety Inspections and Temporary Foreign Agricultural Workers Update: Video now available! The 2021 growing season is fast approaching, and temporary foreign agricultural workers have again started arriving to Ontario agricultural operations amidst a serious global pandemic. It is important for us to review the experiences and impacts…
Feb 05 2021
Feb 05 2021
Feb 05 2021
Feb 05 2021
Feb 04 2021

Making the Case for Occupational Cancer

Marking World Cancer Day this webinar was presented as part of the OCC-Disease Prevention webinar series, providing insight into the latest on cancer risks, workplace factors, prevention strategies and how they might relate to you, your family or colleagues. Making the Case for Occupational Cancer: Understanding Work-relatedness; How (and why)…
Jan 29 2021
Jan 29 2021
Jan 29 2021
Jan 29 2021
Jan 29 2021
Jan 29 2021
Jan 28 2021
Jan 28 2021
Jan 28 2021

McIntyre Powder & Neurological Disorders

McIntyre Powder & Neurological Disorders: Results of the OCRC Study . Thursday January 28. 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST Following the May 2020 release of the groundbreaking Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) study on McIntyre Powder and neurological disorders, the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) is thrilled to…
Jan 22 2021
Jan 22 2021
Jan 22 2021
Jan 22 2021

Using Science in Cancer Adjucation and Policy Making

Part of the OCC-Disease Prevention Webinar Series January 22, 2021 OHCOW hosted a public information session webinar and Facebook Live event for all occupational disease cluster groups in Ontario including all OHCOW’s current occupational disease cluster group projects. These groups include General Electric Peterborough workers, Pebra/Ventra Peterborough workers, Kitchener Rubber…
Jan 22 2021
Dec 18 2020

Are You Winter Ready?

Working in the Cold and the Ergonomics of Snow Removal Date:  December 18, 2020 Presenters: Andre Gauvin (Occupational Hygienist) and Trevor Schell (Ergonomist), from OHCOW's Northern Region. We become accustomed to working in the cold and shoveling snow each year as winter progresses. But are we doing everything we can to…
Dec 11 2020
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…
Dec 11 2020
Dec 11 2020
Dec 11 2020
Nov 27 2020
Nov 27 2020
Nov 27 2020
Nov 24 2020

Ventra/Pebra and Rubber Workers Project Updates

Ventra/Pebra and Rubber Workers Project Updates Tuesday, November 24th at 6:30 pm EST We are eager announce that the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) is offering a Ventra/Pebra Plastics and Rubber Workers Project public information session webinar and Facebook Live event. This event will provide updates on OHCOW's…
Nov 17 2020
Nov 10 2020

More Than Just COVID-19 Prevention: Exploring the Links Between PPE, Safe Work Protocols and Workers’ Mental Health

Presenter:  Peter Smith, Institute for Work and Health (IWH) In this presentation, Dr. Peter Smith shares results from two surveys, one conducted among 6,000 health-care workers and the other among 3,300 workers in non-health-care sectors. Survey respondents were recruited across Canada through the networks of an ad-hoc pandemic survey group, led…
Oct 14 2020

Key Workplace Health Factors to Recognize, Assess and Control During COVID-19

Speakers: Melissa Statham and Daryl Stephenson, Ergonomists Andre Gauvin,Occupational Hygienist Occupational Health is more critical than ever - when workplaces are struggling to be open, delivering services (and products) while navigating complex and evolving infection prevention rules and practices. Many changes have to be made in how we use (ventilate…
Oct 14 2020

Pebra/Ventra Plastics Information Session

Pebra/Ventra Plastics Information Session Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm, ET We are eager to announce that the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) is partnering with UNIFOR local 1987 to host a Pebra/Ventra Plastics occupational disease cluster investigation public information session webinar. This event will provide…
Oct 01 2020

Neelon Castings Information Session

Neelon Castings Information Session Update: Video from the event is now available on YouTube. Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm, ET We are eager to announce that the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) is partnering with the United Steel Workers to host a Neelon Castings public…
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Tools and Action – How You Can Prevent Occupational Disease

A series of presentations made as part of the 2020 Occ-tober Webinar Series: Disease Prevention: Impact = Knowledge + Change + Action Exposure /Control Banding Dave Zalk , CIH ,Deputy Team Leader, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Professor, University of Illinois and University of California, Berkeley Occupational Exposure Limit (OEL)…
Jul 08 2020

*SOLUTIONS: THE HIERARCHY OF PREVENTION / CONTROL BANDING

Part of the OHCOW 2020 Occ-COVID Webinar Series The Role of Infectious Dose and the Hierarchy of Prevention (Controls) for COVID-19 July 8, 2020 International experts in infection control, occupational hygiene, and respiratory protection discussed current science, controls and methodology related to exposure to coronavirus and prevention of COVID-19. This session…
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May 22 2020

The Healthy Work Campaign: Work Stress Prevention Strategies in the US

A presentation made as part of OHCOW's 2020 MayDay MayDay webinar series: International Approaches to Stress and Injury Prevention. May 22, 2020 Presenters: Dr. Paul Landsbergis, Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University School of Public Health. Marnie Dobson Zimmerman, Assistant Adjunct Professor…
May 22 2020

The Case for Primary Prevention & UK Experience

A presentation made as part of OHCOW's 2020 MayDay MayDay webinar series: International Approaches to Stress and Injury Prevention. May 22, 2020 Presenter: Peter Kelly, Senior Psychologist, with the UK Health & Safety Executive; Expert Advisor on Mental Health to ISO 45003; Practitioner Chair, European Academy Occupational Health Psychology (EAOHP): InsideOut LeaderBoard Role Model…
May 15 2020

Mayday, Mayday 2020

Mayday, Mayday Workplace Mental Health Series 2020 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…
May 08 2020
May 08 2020

Comparing Two Popular Inter/National Tools

Guarding Minds @ Work (GM@W), and the Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire* (COPSOQ) *the basis of OHCOW’s StressAssess. A presentation made as part of OHCOW's 2020 MayDay MayDay webinar series: Survey Savvy – Choosing the Right Tool. May 8, 2020 Presenter: John Oudyk, Occupational Hygienist, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) VIEW PRESENTATION SLIDES [PDF]
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Advancing an M-Health Approach to Supporting Front-line Healthcare Workers

A presentation made as part of OHCOW's 2020 MayDay MayDay webinar series: COVID-19 and Psychological Health and Safety in Healthcare. May 1, 2020 Presenter: Sandra Moll, Occupational Therapist and Associate Professor, School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University   VIEW PRESENTATION SLIDES [PDF] See also Beyond Silence Research on psychological health and safety in…
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Dec 04 2019

Ergonomics and Snow Removal

Date:  December 4, 2019 This free webinar examines: Preventative measures to engage in prior to shovelling Selecting the right now shovel for you Proper shovelling techniques depending on the type of snow Helpful hints to avoid injuries and heart attacks  
Oct 31 2019

Webinar for Global Ergonomics month

October is Global Ergonomics Month, which is a month-long initiative held annually to raise awareness of ergonomics and musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) hazards in workplaces. This year the Ontario Ministry of Labour (MoL) is focussing on Manual Materials Handling (MMH) as part of their Healthy Workers in Healthy Workplaces initiative…
Oct 15 2019
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Sep 15 2019

*MULTIPLE APPROACHES TO PREVENTION

A Webinar Series presented as Part of the 2019 Occ-tober Webinar Series Multiple approaches to prevention, especially the dissemination of information to understand the hazards, and tools to assist workplaces in managing them, were featured in the following presentations: SESSIONS / SPEAKERS: Recognizing and Understanding the Impact of Multiple Exposures Hazard…
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Feb 28 2019

REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURY (RSI) DAY 2019

Part of the RSI Day Webinar Series: Looking Back and Moving Forward February 28, 2019 Celebrating 20 years of increasing awareness on musculoskeletal disorders and related occupational health issues Vibration White Foot Disorder Katie Goggins, PhD Candidate, Natural Resources Engineering, Laurentian University Concussions in the Workplace Daryl Stephenson, PhD,…
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Introduction to the New Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) Guidelines

Development and Evaluation of Quick Start Guideline for MICRO and Small Business A presentation made as part of the 2019 OHCOW RSI Day Webinar Series: Looking Back and Moving Forward Date:  February 28, 2019 Presenter:  Amin Yazdani, PhD, CSP, Professor, OHSW Program Coordinator, Conestoga College, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of…
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*REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURY (RSI) DAY 2018

Workplace Well-Being: Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies SESSIONS / SPEAKERS: StressAssess – Workplace Stress and It’s Prevention John Oudyk, Occupational Hygienist, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) Shiftwork – Health Effects and Solutions James Miuccio, Occupational Hygienist, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) Psychosocial Ergonomics Melissa Statham, Ergonomist, Occupational Health Clinics for…
Sep 20 2017

*OCC-TOBER 2017

Part of the  Occ-tober Webinar Series   Welcome Address Kevin Flynn, Minister of Labour Reach and Impact: Successful Strategies for Social Marketing Beyond the Burden: From Cancer Risk to Reduction Dr. Paul Demers, Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) OCC-COMPLISHMENT: New System Noise Resources IHSA and OHCOW OCC-COMPLISHMENT: OEL and Blitz…
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Mayday, Mayday

Mental Health and Injury Prevention May 3rd 2017 8:00am to 3:45pm at the YWCA, 87 Elm Street, Toronto, ON M5G 0A8 Mental Health and Injury Prevention is a growing priority (and concern) in the workplaces of Ontario, the field of Occupational Health and Safety, and society in general.  OHCOW has…
Apr 28 2017

*REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURY (RSI) DAY 2017

SESSIONS / SPEAKERS: Using OHCOW’s Ergo Tools App for Managing Workplace Office Ergonomics Dr. Mike Sonne, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) Ergonomics of Smart Phone and Tablets Melissa Statham and Trevor Schell, Ergonomists, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) The Implications of Sit / Stand Workstations Chelsie Baizana,…
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Sep 20 2016

*OCC-TOBER 2016

The 2016 OCC-TOBER Webinar Series The Second Annual Symposium on Occupational Health and Disease Prevention Wednesday, October 26th 2016 By Invitation only – to Ontario OHS Prevention System Partners and invited Stakeholders SESSIONS / SPEAKERS: The Effects of Diesel Exhaust Dr. Kevin Hedges, OHCOW Ergonomic Tools Dr. Mike Sonne, OHCOW The McIntyre…
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