OHCOW RESOURCES

OHCOW produces a wide variety of materials to serve our broad range of users.

From brochures and flyers to articles, paper and reports to videos and infographics we endeavour to serve our users
by providing our content in a wide range of formats.

POPULAR RESOURCES

27Sep

COVID-19 Safety After Vaccination

September 21, 2021 [FACTSHEET / HANDOUT] OHCOW TFAW Team.. Read More →
16Sep

Workers’ Health and Safety Rights Videos

[VIDEOS] English and Spanish Helpful information for workers who need to exercise their rights for a healthy and safe work environment. .. Read More →
28Jul

The Psychosocial Work Environment Among Educators During the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 3, 2022 [ARTICLE] P Smith, J Oudyk, L Cedillo, K Inouye, G Potter, C Mustard.. Read More →
14Jul

Workers’ Health and Safety Rights Wallet Cards

[WALLET CARDS] Available in English, Spanish and Thai, the following wallet-size reference cards contain helpful information for workers who need to exercise their rights for a.. Read More →
03Jun

Study on the Mental Health and Well-being of Young Public Transport Workers in Canada

May 2022 [CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS] Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) University of British Columbia (UBC) A research project to better understand the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic.. Read More →
18May

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

June 3, 2022 [RECORDED WEBINAR] Dr. Jorma (Jay) Mueller, Senior Medical Officer, Queensland Australia.. Read More →
18May

*CLEANING THE AIR and COMMITTING TO C.A.R.E.

June 3, 2022 [LIVE WEBINAR] American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Integrated Bioscience and Built Environment Consortium (IBEC) Dr. Jorma (Jay) Mueller, Senior Medical Officer, Queensland Australia.. Read More →
25Apr

How to Improve Ventilation in Your Workplace

March 25, 2022 [RECORDED WEBINAR] Dr. Kevin Hedges, Occupational Hygienist, OHCOW.. Read More →
25Apr

Core Principles: Regional Risk, Ventilation and Masking as a Life Skill

March 25, 2022 [RECORDED WEBINAR] John Oudyk, Occupational Hygienist, OHCOW.. Read More →
22Apr

Multi-faceted: Shining Light on Worker Deaths to Learn and Prevent in Future

April 28, 2022 [LIVE WEBINAR] Marking the 36th Day of Mourning for workers killed and injured on the job through the lens of nine international agricultural worker.. Read More →
08Dec

WSIB Form 8: Health Professional’s Report

[FORM] Health Professionals use this form for patients who are claiming benefits under the WSIB Insurance plan for an injury / illness related to work, or.. Read More →
08Dec

WSIB Form 7: Employer’s Report of Injury

WSIB requires that your employer reports an injury within three days of notification. If the worker has to receive medical care or loses time from.. Read More →
08Dec

WSIB Form 6: Worker’s Report of Injury / Disease

This is a WSIB form that the worker completes and sends to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board after a work-related injury or illness... Read More →
02Dec

Health Professional Referral Form

If your patient has an injury or disease that you/they believe is work-related, you can refer them to the OHCOW clinic nearest you for an.. Read More →
02Dec

Advocate Referral Form

OHCOW’s interdisciplinary team investigates and provides an opinion regarding whether or not a health problem is work-related. This can involve giving a medical, occupational hygiene.. Read More →

OTHER RESOURCES

19Sep

R.A.C.E. to Reduce Exposures

September 19, 2022 [ARTICLE].. Read More →
28Jul

The Psychosocial Work Environment Among Educators During the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 3, 2022 [ARTICLE] P Smith, J Oudyk, L Cedillo, K Inouye, G Potter, C Mustard.. Read More →
02Feb

‘Unethical and inappropriate’: What coroners’ records reveal about the gaps that led to migrant worker deaths

February 1, 2022 [ARTICLE] Sara Mojtehedzadeh, Toronto Star, Work and Wealth Reporter .. Read More →
06Jan

Simple Chemical Risk Assessment for Small Business

December 2021 [ARTICLE] Canadian Occupational Safety (COS) Magazine Thomas Tenkate.. Read More →
01Jun

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Mental Health of Nurses in British Columbia, Canada Using Trends Analysis Across Three Time Points

[STUDY] A research group in British Columbia, working with the BC Nurses Union, conducted a series of surveys using the GAD-7 anxiety symptom and PHQ9.. Read More →
28May

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Mental Health of Nurses in British Columbia…

October 2021 [ARTICLE] Annals of Epidemiology Farinaz Havaei, PhD, RN, MERM Peter Smith, PhD, MPH (IWH) John Oudyk, MSc, BASc (OHCOW) Guy G. Potter, PhD .. Read More →
21May
15May

Assessing the Psychosocial Work Environment in Relation to Mental Health: A Comprehensive Approach

December 14, 2020 [PUBLICATION / ARTICLE] Peter Smith, John Oudyk, Guy Potter, Cameron Mustard.. Read More →
14Apr

Labour Market Attachment, Workplace Infection Control Procedures and Mental Health

December 14, 2020 [PUBLICATION / ARTICLE] Peter Smith, John Oudyk, Guy Potter, Cameron Mustard.. Read More →
28Sep

Mental Health Information for Farm Workers

September 28, 2022 [BROCHURE] OHCOW Migrant Farm Workers Team.. Read More →
23Nov

OHCOW – Prevention Through Intervention

A brochure all about OHCOW, including information about our history and background, our many free services, our clinic locations and contact information. VIEW BROCHURE [PDF].. Read More →
23Nov

Migrant Farm Workers

A brochure outlining the many services that OHCOW offers in support of migrant farm workers, including workshops and other educational opportunities, translation, clinical consultation clinical.. Read More →
23Nov

Is Your Cancer Work-Related?

[BROCHURE] Learn more about work-related cancer, the importance of reporting it, what you should do if your cancer is work-related, and the common types and.. Read More →
23Nov

Work-Related Asthma – Hair, Nail & Beauty Salons

Facts for Workers and Employers Did you know that if you work in a hairdressing, nail or beauty salon, you may be at risk for.. Read More →
28Sep

Simple Solutions: Ergonomics for Farm Workers

September 28, 2022 [HANDBOOK] US Department of Health and Human Services | Centres for Disease Control and Prevention | NIOSH.. Read More →
29Mar

Ventilation Checklist: A Pandemic-based Guide to Maintaining Your Building Ventilation System

2022 [CHECKLIST] A Ventilation Checklist that can be used as a guide to assess and improve ventilation in rooms and buildings... Read More →
29Apr

Heat Stress Awareness Guide

[REFERENCE GUIDE] Information and advice on managing and controlling heat stress in the workplace... Read More →
22Apr

Humidex-Based Heat Response Plan

[FACTSHEET] A 5-step process to recognize, assess and control heat exposures, along with a description of heat-related health effects and response recommendations... Read More →
16Apr

Exercises At Your Workstation

REFERENCE GUIDE – Many office workers have jobs where they sit or stand for long periods of time. Working in one position can lead to.. Read More →
25Apr

Mental Health and Psychosocial Supports for International Agricultural Workers in Ontario

April 25, 2022 [REPORT] A report prepared by OHCOW for the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)... Read More →
19Mar

OHCOW Annual Report 2011 – 2012

A summary of OHCOW achievements from April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012... Read More →
19Mar

OHCOW Annual Report 2012 – 2013

A summary of OHCOW achievements from April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013... Read More →
19Mar

OHCOW Annual Report 2013 – 2014

A summary of OHCOW achievements from April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014... Read More →
19Mar

OHCOW Annual Report 2015 – 2016

A summary of OHCOW achievements from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016... Read More →
19Mar

OHCOW Annual Report 2016 – 2017

A summary of OHCOW achievements from April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017... Read More →
19Mar

OHCOW Annual Report 2017 – 2018

A summary of OHCOW achievements from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018... Read More →
19Mar

OHCOW Annual Report 2018 – 2019

A summary of OHCOW achievements from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019.. Read More →
19Mar

OHCOW Annual Report 2019 – 2020

A summary of OHCOW achievements from April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020.. Read More →
02Feb

Key Findings and Recommendations from Study of Coroner’s Files of Migrant Agricultural Workers’ Deaths in Ontario from January 2020 to June 2021

February 1, 2022 [REPORT] Principal Investigator: C. Susana Caxaj, RN, PhD Co-Investigators: Maxwell Tran, MD, Michelle Tew, RN, Stephanie Mayell, MA, Janet McLaughlin, PhD, Shail Rawal, MD, MPH,.. Read More →
26Jan

A Consideration of the Rationale Provided to Downgrade PPE Precautions for COVID-19

March 19, 2020 [PAPER] Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW).. Read More →
17Aug

Ergonomics and Working in the Heat

Many people work in the heat, not only in the summer, but all year round. Join OHCOW Occupational Ergonomists Dwayne Fuchs and Melissa Statham in.. Read More →
17Aug

Lawn Care: Safety and Ergonomics

Join OHCOW Occupational Ergonomists Dwayne Fuchs and Melissa Statham in a discussion about ergonomic safety while performing lawn care. Learn about Ergonomic risk factors and.. Read More →
20Jun

Top 12 Challenges Related to Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is an important health and safety concern for workplaces. In this Podcast, OHCOW Hygienists focus on the major challenges workers face.. Read More →
22Feb

What does ‘Health’ in Health and Safety mean to me?

February 22, 2022 [PODCAST] Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW).. Read More →
24Dec

Demystifying the Safety Data Sheet

December 2021 [PODCAST] James Miuccio, and Sonia Lal, Occupational Hygienists, OHCOW .. Read More →
26Jan

Nail Salons Services During a Global Pandemic

OHCOW hygienists James Miuccio and Sonia Lal discuss critical information on how to better protect yourself during COVID and the use of Nail or Hair.. Read More →
24Feb

Office Ergonomics – Getting Started

Brenda Mallat and Melissa Statham, Canadian Certified Professional Ergonomists from the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) talk about the application of office ergonomics.. Read More →
16Sep

Workers’ Health and Safety Rights Videos

[VIDEOS] English and Spanish Helpful information for workers who need to exercise their rights for a healthy and safe work environment. .. Read More →
14Jul

Workers’ Health and Safety Rights Wallet Cards

[WALLET CARDS] Available in English, Spanish and Thai, the following wallet-size reference cards contain helpful information for workers who need to exercise their rights for a.. Read More →
12Jul

Where Does is Hurt? Body Maps

[POSTER] A clear and simple language poster that helps workers to identify the types of pain they and their co-workers may be experiencing... Read More →
12Jul

Health and Safety Prevention and Controls

[POSTER] A clear and simple language reference poster depicting key workplace prevention and control strategies.. Read More →
12Jul

What Causes Our Symptoms? HAZARDS

[POSTER] Reference poster depicting key workplace hazards and how they are connected to symptoms we may be experiencing.. Read More →
30Mar

Working INDOORS in Hot / Humid Conditions

[POSTER] Outlining the risks of working in hot / humid INDOOR environments, and providing recommendations for actions to prevent injury / illness... Read More →
25Mar

Workers’ Health and Safety Rights Infographics

[INFOGRAPHICS] A series of four colourful and informative infographics that contain helpful information for workers who need to exercise their rights for a healthy and safe work.. Read More →
23Mar

Mental Health and Psychosocial Supports for Ontario International Agricultural Workers

[POSTERS] Nine colourful posters to help workers find the mental health and psychosocial assistance they need while working in Ontario's Agriculture Industry. (Available in both English and.. Read More →
08Mar

Mould Remediation

March 2001 [INFOGRAPHIC] OHCOW Depicting mould remediation methods based on the type of material and extent of contamination... Read More →
03Feb

Is Your Cancer Work-related?

February 3, 2022 [INFOGRAPHIC].. Read More →
03Feb

Using a Disposable Respirator

February 3, 2022 [INFOGRAPHIC] OHCOW Aerosol Transmission Coalition.. Read More →
24Jan

COVID-19 – Clear the Air

[INFOGRAPHIC] Five ways to ensure that the air in your work or home space is clear and safe..... Read More →
02Jun

Case Studies on Heat Stress in Forest Fire Fighters and the Challenges of Managing Heat Stress in Extreme Conditions

June 2, 2022 [SLIDE PRESENTATION] Dr. Sandra Dorman, Full professor/Director, Centre for Research in Occupational Safety & Health (CROSH) .. Read More →
13May

Job Stressors and Burnout: Does the Relationship Run Both Ways?

May 13, 2022 [RECORDED WEBINAR] Faraz Vahid Shahidi, Institute for Work & Health.. Read More →
13May

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

May 13, 2022 [RECORDED WEBINAR] Presenters from the Correctional Services Division of the Ministry of the Solicitor of Ontario.. Read More →
13May

How to (Not) Go Mad at Work in Chile

May 13, 2022 [RECORDED WEBINAR] Faraz Vahid Shahidi, Institute for Work & Health.. Read More →
05May

PainPoint App – Prevent Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) at Work

September 28, 2021 [SLIDES] Daryl Stephenson, PhD, Ergonomist, OHCOW.. Read More →
03May

Ergonomics and Hairstyling

2021 [SLIDES] Melissa Statham, Ergonomist, OHCOW Dwayne Fuchs, Ergonomist, OHCOW.. Read More →
03May

Musculoskeletal Disorders: Recognition, Causes, and Prevention

November 2021 [SLIDES] Melissa Statham, Ergonomist, OHCOW Dwayne Fuchs, Ergonomist, OHCOW.. Read More →
28Apr

Community and Workplace Psychosocial Supports for the Mental Health of International Agricultural Workers in Ontario

March 25, 2022 [RECORDED WEBINAR] OHCOW Research Team Sharing findings from the "Community & Workplace Psychosocial Supports for the Mental Health of IAWs in Ontario" Project funded by.. Read More →
04Apr

Healthcare Implications Now and in the Future

April 22, 2022 [RECORDED WEBINAR] Dr. Victor Leung, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia .. Read More →
04Apr

Trust and the Noise of Misinformation

April 22, 2022 [RECORDED WEBINAR] Dr. Colin Furness, Faculty of Information and DLSPH, University of Toronto .. Read More →
04Apr

COVID-19: A Lesson on Environmental Justice

April 22, 2022 [RECORDED WEBINAR] Dr. Jane McArthur, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) .. Read More →
30Aug

McIntyre Powder and Its Potential Contributions to Cardiovascular Disease Risk: A Literature Review Through the McIntyre Powder Historical Lens

June 2022 [STUDY] Andrew M. Zarnke, BSc., Occupational Hygienist, OHCOW Christine Oliver, MD, Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto .. Read More →
03Jun

Study on the Mental Health and Well-being of Young Public Transport Workers in Canada

May 2022 [CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS] Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) University of British Columbia (UBC) A research project to better understand the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic.. Read More →
05May

Bone Aluminum Measured in Miners Exposed to McIntyre Powder

May 4, 2022 [ARTICLE] L. M. Bickley, D. Cowan, F.E. McNeill, D.R. Chettle McMaster University J. Martell, D. Wilken, W. Yan, A. Zarnke, K. Hedges Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario.. Read More →
18Sep

Physical and Chemical Characterization of McIntyre Powder

[EXTERNAL] An Aluminum Dust Inhaled by Miners to Combat Silicosis From the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, Volume 16, Issue 11 – 18 Sep 2019 The.. Read More →
29Apr

McIntyre Powder: Fine (PM2.5) and Ultrafine Dust Exposures and Cardiovascular Disease

Andrew Zarnke, Ph.D. (candidate), H.BSc. Occupational Health Coordinator, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW – Sudbury), et al.. Read More →
26Jan

COVID-19 Hub

[TOOLKIT] A tool developed by the British Occupational Hygiene Society, the Chartered Society for Worker Health Protection and a leading scientific voice on the prevention of.. Read More →
29Nov

Physical Demands Description (PDD) Toolkit*

A Handbook and Template for Completing Physical Demands Descriptions A document that objectively captures and describes the physical demands that are required to perform a.. Read More →
28Sep
16Sep

Workers’ Health and Safety Rights Videos

[VIDEOS] English and Spanish Helpful information for workers who need to exercise their rights for a healthy and safe work environment. .. Read More →
08Jun

A Brief Overview of Indoor Air Quality Challenges

June 8, 2022 [VIDEO] James Miuccio, CIH, CRSP, Occupational Hygienist, OHCOW Sonia Lal, CIH, CRSP, Occupational Hygienist, OHCOW.. Read More →
08Jun

Empowering Joint Health and Safety Committees (JHSC)

June 8, 2022 [VIDEO] James Miuccio, CIH, CRSP, Occupational Hygienist, OHCOW Sonia Lal, CIH, CRSP, Occupational Hygienist, OHCOW.. Read More →
20May

Preventing Workplace Mental Harm

May 25, 2022 [VIDEO] Melissa Statham, MHK, CCPE, OHCOW Tracey Feener-Snow, RN, COHN, OHCOW.. Read More →
28Mar

Calling 911 / Llame al 911

February 2022 [VIDEO] Government of Canada, Kairos, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW).. Read More →
28Mar

What to expect after calling 911 / Que esperar después de llamar al 911

February 2022 [VIDEO] Government of Canada, Kairos, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW).. Read More →
28Mar

Prevent COVID-19: Up Your Mask!

February 28, 2022 [VIDEO] Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) Migrant Agricultural Workers Program, as part of the KAIROS project, Empowering Temporary Foreign Workers during COVID-19.. Read More →
22Nov

OHCOW Eastern Region Clinic Grand Opening

The Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers Inc. (OHCOW) was pleased to announce the Grand Opening of its new Eastern Region Clinic. The official announcement.. Read More →
27Sep

Ventilation in Education

RECORDED WEBINAR – A recorded webinar that provides ergonomic tips for working from home in Ontario during COVID-19..... Read More →
16Apr

Temporary Home Workstations: Ergonomic Tips

RECORDED WEBINAR – A recorded webinar that provides ergonomic tips for working from home in Ontario during COVID-19..... Read More →
23Sep

Welding Fumes: Health Hazards and Exposure Prevention

September 12, 2022 [RECORDED WEBINAR] James Miuccio, Occupational Hygienist, CRH, CRHP Sonia Lal, Occupational Hygienist, CRH, CRHP.. Read More →
12Sep

Webinar: Health Hazards When Working With Granite

September 12, 2022 [RECORDED WEBINAR] James Miuccio, Occupational Hygienist, CRH, CRHP Sonia Lal, Occupational Hygienist, CRH, CRHP.. Read More →
02Jun

Understanding, Evaluating and Managing Heat Stress Using OHCOW’s Humidex-based Heat Stress Plan

June 2, 2022 [RECORDED WEBINAR] André Gauvin, Occupational Hygienist, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW).. Read More →
02Jun

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

June 2, 2022 [RECORDED WEBINAR] Keith Birnie, Ventilation Specialist, Workplace Safety North (WSN) Dr. Sandra Dorman, Full professor/Director, Centre for Research in Occupational Safety & Health (CROSH) André Gauvin, Occupational Hygienist,Occupational.. Read More →
27May

Practice-based Strategies for Designing Organizational Wellness Interventions

May 27, 2022 [RECORDED WEBINAR] Kelly McShane, PhD, CPsych, CE.. Read More →
27May

Building on Successive Surveys: A Worthwhile Investment

May 27, 2022 [RECORDED WEBINAR] Enzo Garritano, President and CEO, Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA).. Read More →
27May

Supporting the Mental Health of Ontario Agricultural Workers

May 27, 2022 [RECORDED WEBINAR] Eduardo Huesca, Community Program and Outreach Coordinator and Leonor Cedillo, Research Lead, OMAFRA Project, OHCOW.. Read More →
20May

When Domestic Violence Enters the Workplace

May 20, 2022 [RECORDED WEBINAR] Dr. Kari Sampsel, Emergency Physician and Medical Director of the Sexual Assault and Partner Abuse Care Program at the Ottawa hospital.. Read More →
20May

The Healthy Work Survey: Progress and Challenges in Year One

May 20, 2022 [RECORDED WEBINAR] Marnie Dobson, Ph.D., Director of the Healthy Work Campaign.. Read More →
20May

Psychologists’ Perspectives on Improving Workplace Mental Health

May 20, 2022 [RECORDED WEBINAR] Dr. Deborah Scharf, PhD CPsych, Associate Professor of Psychology, Lakehead University; Dr. Mandy McMahan, PhD CPsych (ON), Clinical, Health, and Counselling Psychologist; Vice.. Read More →
26Jan

Guidance on Indoor Ventilation During the Pandemic

[WEB PAGE] Public Health Agency, Government of Canada.. Read More →
14Feb

Prevent Occ Disease Website has officially launched!

The Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) and the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) have collaborated to create Prevent Occupational Disease,.. Read More →