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

16Jan

A 3 year check-up: Not “just the cold or flu”

UPCOMING FEBRUARY 10 • Occ-COVID Conversations: A 3 year “check-up” -- Not remotely "just a cold or flu" - understand the real ongoing impacts of.. Read More →
13Jan

COVID & Infectious diseases Reference Team (CIRT)

PDF SLIDES OF PRESENTATION • Overall Infectious Disease Updates, Vaccination Rates, General info on Covid, studies, use of face masks, ventilation, and more. .. Read More →
19Dec

Critical Concepts in Ventilation & Viral Evolution

December 16, 2022 • A “double bill” on two important topics: Indoor air, public health & COVID-19 + The Science of Mutation: Variant Risk and.. Read More →
12Dec

Let’s hear from the Engineers & stop the spread! Occ-Covid Webinar

December 9, 2022 [LIVE WEBINAR] Joey Fox, P. Eng, MASc, HVAC Engineer Marianne Levitsky, MES, CIH, ROH, FAIHA, founding President, Stéphane Bilodeau, P.Eng., Ph.D., Fellow of Engineers Canada.. Read More →
16Sep

Workers’ Basic Health and Safety Rights – The Videos

September 2022 [VIDEOS] Available in English and Spanish .. 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’ Basic Health and Safety Rights –The Wallet Cards

[WALLET CARDS] Available in English, Spanish and Thai OHCOW’s Migrant Farm Workers Team .. 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 →
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

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 →
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

[BROCHURE] The Lung Association, OHCOW, Health & Safety Ontario.. Read More →
28Sep

Mental Health Information for Farm Workers

September 28, 2022 [BROCHURE] OHCOW Migrant Farm Workers Team.. 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 →
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 →
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 →
07Dec

Ergonomics and Sleep Podcast – Part 2

[PODCAST] Dwayne Fuchs and Melissa Statham, Occupational Ergonomists, OHCOW.. Read More →
18Nov

Ergonomics of Fall Yard/Garden Chores: Preparation for Winter

[PODCAST] Dwayne Fuchs and Melissa Statham, Occupational Ergonomists, OHCOW.. Read More →
16Nov

Ergonomics and Sleep – Part 1

Part One. With Dwayne Fuchs and Melissa Statham, Occupational Ergonomists, OHCOW... Read More →
04Oct

Back to School: Ergonomics for Educators & Students

[PODCAST] Dwayne Fuchs and Melissa Statham, Occupational Ergonomists, OHCOW.. Read More →
17Aug

Lawn Care: Safety and Ergonomics

August 17, 2022 [PODCAST] Dwayne Fuchs, OHCOW Occupational Ergonomist Melissa Statham, OHCOW Occupational Ergonomist.. Read More →
20Jun

Top 12 Challenges Related to Indoor Air Quality

June 20, 2022 [PODCAST] OHCOW Hygienists.. 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, OHCOW Occupational Hygienist Sonia Lal, OHCOW Occupational Hygienist .. Read More →
12May

Workplace Exposure Histories: Looking at Yesterday for Tomorrow, Today

May 12, 2021 [PODCAST] Sonia Lal, OHCOW Occupational Hygienist.. Read More →
26Jan

Nail Salons Services During a Global Pandemic

October 13, 2021 [PODCAST] James Miuccio, OHCOW Occupational Hygienist Sonia Lal, OHCOW Occupational Hygienist.. Read More →
24Feb

Office Ergonomics – Getting Started

October 15, 2021 [PODCAST] Brenda Mallat, OHCOW Ergonomist Melissa Statham, OHCOW Ergonomist.. 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] Available in English, Spanish (Espanol), and Thai OHCOW's Migrant Farm Workers Team .. Read More →
12Jul

What Causes Our Symptoms? HAZARDS

[POSTER] Available in English, Spanish (Espanol) and Thai OHCOW Migrant Farm Workers Team.. Read More →
30Mar

Working INDOORS in Hot / Humid Conditions

March 2022 [POSTER] Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW).. Read More →
25Mar

Workers’ Basic Health and Safety Rights – The 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.. Read More →
03Feb

Is Your Cancer Work-related?

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

Using a Disposable Respirator

February 3, 2022 [INFOGRAPHIC] Available in English, Spanish and Tagalog OHCOW Aerosol Transmission Coalition.. Read More →
24Jan

COVID-19 – Clear the Air

January 2022 [INFOGRAPHIC] Five ways to ensure that the air in your work or home space is clear and safe..... Read More →
24Jan

COVID-19 – Mask Smart

January 2022 [INFOGRAPHIC] A bar graph created from peer-reviewed data that shows the relative efficiencies of various types of masks / respirators..... Read More →
24Jan

COVID-19 – Close the Gaps

January 2022 [INFOGRAPHIC] Highlighting five (5) layers of control (Societal, Sectoral, Organizational, Group and Personal) that will help stop the spread of COVID-19.. Read More →
13Jan

COVID & Infectious diseases Reference Team (CIRT)

PDF SLIDES OF PRESENTATION • Overall Infectious Disease Updates, Vaccination Rates, General info on Covid, studies, use of face masks, ventilation, and more. .. 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

September 2019 [STUDY – EXTERNAL] Andrew Zarnke, OHCOW and Laurentian University along with Pat E. Rasmussen, Marie-Odile David, Housan Eidi, Konner Kennedy, Kevin Hedges, Todd Irick, Christopher.. 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’ Basic Health and Safety Rights – The Videos

September 2022 [VIDEOS] Available in English and Spanish .. 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 →
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] Available in English and Spanish (Espanol) 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 →
09Apr

*A YEAR IN REVIEW – LOOKING BACK and MOVING FORWARD

April 9, 2021 Part of the OCC-COVID Webinar Series Comparing and contrasting SARS and COVID-19 response and applying learnings to our current situation and future pandemic preparedness... Read More →
20Nov

Worker Informed Science: Learning and Collaborating

November 17, 2022 [RECORDED WEBINAR] • Jeavana Sritharan, PhD, Scientist, Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) • Sarah Rhodes, PhD, Director (Projects), OHCOW • Paul Demers, PhD, • Janice.. Read More →
13Nov

Occupational Exposures and Community Responses

November 10, 2022 [RECORDED WEBINAR] • Dr. Hugh Davies, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Unifor Project, Long Term Care Cytotoxin Exposure Concerns •.. Read More →
04Nov

Diesel Exhaust Exposure – Influencing Change

November 3, 2022 [RECORDED WEBINAR] Sean Staddon, WSIB Worker Representative, United Steelworkers Local 6500 Dr. Sandra Dorman, Ph.D., Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH) Tobias Mankis,.. Read More →
31Oct

Worker-Focused Science & Prevention Webinars Kickoff Event

October 27, 2022 [RECORDED WEBINAR] Occ|tober & Beyond: A Webinar Series Kickoff Event .. Read More →
16Oct

Why Respirators, Seal and Fit, Really Matter

October 14, 2022 [RECORDED WEBINAR] An Occ-COVID Conversation • Krista Thompson, MHSc, ROH, CRSP • Roy T. McKay, Ph.D., Occupational Pulmonary Services, University of Cincinnati.. Read More →
09Oct

Preventing Viral Transmission in the Workplace

October 7, 2022 [RECORDED WEBINAR] An Occ-COVID Conversation John Oudyk, Occupational Hygienist, MSc, ROH, CIH Dr. Michael Klompas, MD, MPH.. 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

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 →
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 →
24Nov

United Steelwork Diesel Particulate Project

November 2022. [WEBSITE] • United Steelworkers Local 6500 • Center for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH).. 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 →