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

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 →
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 →
04Apr

*EARTH DAY REFLECTIONS TO INFORM PREVENTION

April 22, 2022 [WEBINAR EVENT] Dr. Jane McArthur, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) Dr. Colin Furness, Faculty of Information and DLSPH, University of Toronto Dr. Victor.. 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

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
19May

Labour Market Attachment, Workplace Infection Control Procedures and Mental Health: A CrossSectional Survey of Canadian Non-healthcare Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic

[ARTICLE] In this article, we describe exposure patterns among a group of former employees of the Baie Verte chrysotile asbestos mine/mill. We also describe the.. Read More →
23Sep

A Quantitative Retrospective Exposure Assessment for Former Chrysotile Asbestos Miners and Millers from Baie Verte, NL, Canada

[ARTICLE] In this article, we describe exposure patterns among a group of former employees of the Baie Verte chrysotile asbestos mine/mill. We also describe the.. 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 →
Diesel Engine Exhaust

Diesel Engine Exhaust

[FACTSHEET] Provincial Building & Construction Trades Council of Ontario Providing an overview of the dangers of diesel engine exhaust along with the health effects, exposure sources, and.. Read More →
Crystalline Silica

Crystalline Silica

[FACTSHEET] Provincial Building & Construction Trades Council of Ontario Providing an overview of the dangers of crystalline silica along with the health effects, exposure sources, and prevention.. Read More →
Solar Radiation

Solar Radiation

[FACTSHEET] Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC), Provincial Building & Construction Trades Council of Ontario Providing an overview of the dangers of solar radiation along with the health.. Read More →
Welding Fumes

Welding Fumes

[FACTSHEET] Provincial Building & Construction Trades Council of Ontario Providing an overview of the dangers of welding fumes along with the health effects, exposure sources, and prevention.. Read More →
Moulds – Workplace Guidelines for Recognition, Assessment, and Control

Moulds – Workplace Guidelines for Recognition, Assessment, and Control

March 2001 [FACTSHEET] OHCOW Covering what moulds are, as well as their location, concerns, prevention, health effects, identification and safe removal of mould in the workplace.. Read More →
Setting Up Your Home Workstation

Setting Up Your Home Workstation

[FACTSHEET] A PDF outlining some tips and tricks for setting up your home workstation... Read More →
911 Factsheets for Temporary and Foreign Workers

911 Factsheets for Temporary and Foreign Workers

[FACTSHEETS] 911 factsheets available in a number of different languages including French, Spanish, Thai, Arabic, Chinese, Taglog, Vietnamese.. Read More →
All Workers Need Adequate Airborne Protection

All Workers Need Adequate Airborne Protection

January 2022 [FACTSHEET] A factsheet outlining the rationale for fitted facepiece filtering respirators (FFR) versus masks. .. 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 →
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 →
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

Helping Workers to Know and Exercise Their Health and Safety Rights

[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 →
24Jan

COVID-19 – Mask Smart

[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

[INFOGRAPHIC] Highlighting five (5) layers of control (Societal, Sectoral, Organizational, Group and Personal) that will help stop the spread of COVID-19.. Read More →
24Jan

COVID-19 – Stop the Spread

[INFOGRAPHIC] Highlighting eight key controls that will help stop the spread of COVID-19... Read More →
24Jan

Practical Solutions Based on Public Health Fundamentals for Homes and Workplaces

[INFOGRAPHIC] Outlining some basic approaches, in addition to vaccines, for helping to stop the spread of COVID-19... Read More →
26Apr

Doing Something About Workplace Noise

An infographic presenting the types and effects of noise, control measures and goals, as well as the benefits of noise control. VIEW INFOGRAPHIC [PDF].. 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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
29Mar

COVID-19 Transmission: Taking Stock of the Science

Part of the Occ-COVID Webinar Series [July 7, 2020] Moderator:  Dr. Raymond Tellier Sessions/Speakers: SARS-CoV-2 in Droplets and Aerosols Dr. Linsey Marr VIEW SLIDES [PDF].. 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 →
19May

Resin Tables and Working with Epoxies

May 19, 2022 [RECORDED WEBINAR] James Miuccio, BSc MSc CIH CRSP, Occupational Hygienist, OHCOW Sonia Lal, MSc, CIH, Occupational Hygienist, OHCOW .. 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 →
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 →
14Nov

Free E-Awareness Tool on Nanomaterials Aims to Protect Workers

Free E-Awareness Tool on Nanomaterials Aims to Protect Workers.. Read More →