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AUGUST 2023 • An info sheet about staying hydrated while working in hot environments – providing tips on beverage consumption, as well as eating and drinking healthy. Available in both English and Spanish (Espanol)
[VIDEOS / INFOSHEETS] Several resources providing detailed information about calling 911 when you require emergency services.
Signs and Symptoms of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) for Temporary Foreign Agricultural Workers
Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) are injuries or disorders of the muscles, tendons, joints, nerves, ligaments, and vertebral discs.
Covers ergonomic Risk Factors Contributing to Ligament sprain and tear and Specific Recommendations for Prevention.
Ergonomic Risk Factors Contributing to Bursitis and Specific Recommendations for Prevention.
Manual material handling activities in winter may lead to the development of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).
Psychosocial factors can contribute to poor mental and physical health and lead to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).
How you sleep can affect your health and result in musculoskeletal disorders.
Many yardwork chores may lead to the development of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)
Desk jobs require a lot of time sitting and using repetitive motions, which can all lead to musculoskeletal injury.
Carrying a backpack, eyestrain from screens to school desks can cause injury.
[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 tips.
[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 effects, exposure sources, and prevention tips.
[FACTSHEET] OHCOW Covering what moulds are, as well as their location, concerns, prevention, health effects, identification and safe removal of mould in the workplace
[FACTSHEET] A PDF outlining some tips and tricks for setting up your home workstation.
[FACTSHEET] A factsheet outlining the rationale for fitted facepiece filtering respirators (FFR) versus masks.
September 21, 2021
[FACTSHEET / HANDOUT] OHCOW TFAW Team
[FACTSHEET / HANDOUT] Government of Ontario
[FACTSHEETS / HANDOUTS] A series of colourful, information handouts available in both English and Spanish.
September 28, 2022
[FACTSHEET] New York Centre for Agricultural Medicine & Health (NYCAMH)
[FACTSHEET] New York Centre for Agriculture Medicine and Health (NYSAMH)
[FACTSHEET / HANDOUT] OHCOW Migrant Farm Workers’ Team
[FACTSHEETS / HANDOUTS] Workplace Safety & Prevention Services
[FACTSHEET] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
[FACTSHEET / HANDOUT] CAL/OSHA
[FACTSHEET / HANDOUT] Canadian Ophthalmological Society
[HANDOUT] Available in English and Spanish (Espanol) The Northeast Centre for Agricultural Health | The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health | Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN)
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95% Confidence Interval (CI) is a range of values (upper and lower) that you can be 95% certain contains the true mean of the population.
The relative risk is a comparison of the risk of getting lung cancer for those exposed to diesel exhaust compared to those who have never been exposed to diesel exhaust – for example, if the relative risk is 1.5, it means that for the cumulative diesel exhaust exposure entered into the calculator, the risk associated with that exposure is 1.5 times higher than the background risk of lung cancer for those who have not been occupationally exposed to diesel exhaust.
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