Info Sheets

OH-PODS: Occupational Health Podcasts

Subscribe to our podcast series, where we discuss the challenges of current and emerging trends in occupational health and offer effective prevention strategies to empower workers.

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Ergo Info: Carpal Tunnel

Tendonitis and tendinosis are most often caused by overuse and can occur in any tendon within the body.

Ergo Info: Bursitis

Tendonitis and tendinosis are most often caused by overuse and can occur in any tendon within the body.

Ergo Info: Epicondylitis

Learn about Epicondylitis, inflammation of forearm tendons connecting to the elbow.

Ergo Info: Muscle Strain and Tear

Learn about muscle sprains and tears, caused by sudden trauma or overuse.

Ergo Info: What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Tendonitis and tendinosis are most often caused by overuse and can occur in any tendon within the body.

Ergo Info: What are Tendonitis and Tendinosis?

Tendonitis and tendinosis are most often caused by overuse and can occur in any tendon within the body.

Stay Hydrated in the Heat

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)

Calling 911

February 2022

[VIDEOS / INFOSHEETS]
Several resources providing detailed information about calling 911 when you require emergency services.

Ergo Info: MSDs for Temporary Agricultural Foreign Workers (TFAWS)

 Signs and Symptoms of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) for Temporary Foreign Agricultural Workers

Ergo Info: Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) Signs and Symptoms

 Signs and Symptoms of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) for Temporary Foreign Agricultural Workers

Ergo Info: Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs)

 Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) are injuries or disorders of the muscles, tendons, joints, nerves, ligaments, and vertebral discs.

Ergo Info: What is Ligament Sprain or Tear?

Covers ergonomic Risk Factors Contributing to Ligament sprain and tear and Specific Recommendations for Prevention.

Ergo Info: What is Bursitis?

Ergonomic Risk Factors Contributing to Bursitis and Specific Recommendations for Prevention.

Ergonomics of Winter Chores

Manual material handling activities in winter may lead to the development of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).

Psychosocial Risk Factors & Musculoskeletal Disorders

Psychosocial factors can contribute to poor mental and physical health and lead to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).

Ergonomics and Sleep

How you sleep can affect your health and result in musculoskeletal disorders.

Ergonomics of Fall Yard/ Garden Chores: Preparation for Winter

Many yardwork chores may lead to the development of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)

Quick Workstation Setup Guide

Desk jobs require a lot of time sitting and using repetitive motions, which can all lead to musculoskeletal injury.

Back to School: Ergonomics for Students, Educators

Carrying a backpack, eyestrain from screens to school desks can cause injury. 

Diesel Engine Exhaust

April 2022

[FACTSHEET]
Provincial Building & Construction Trades Council of Ontario

Crystalline Silica

April 2022

[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.

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 effects, exposure sources, and prevention tips.

Welding Fumes

April 2022

[FACTSHEET]
Provincial Building & Construction Trades Council of Ontario

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

Setting Up Your Home Workstation

[FACTSHEET]
A PDF outlining some tips and tricks for setting up your home workstation.

All Workers Need Adequate Airborne Protection

January 2022

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

COVID-19 Safety After Vaccination

September 21, 2021

[FACTSHEET / HANDOUT]
OHCOW TFAW Team

Mixing and Matching COVID-19 Vaccines

September 21, 2021

[FACTSHEET / HANDOUT]
OHCOW TFAW Team

What to Expect When Calling 911 for a Health Emergency

2020

[FACTSHEET / HANDOUT]
Government of Ontario

Calling 911 When You Need Emergency Health Care

2020

[FACTSHEET / HANDOUT]
Government of Ontario

Working Safely with Pesticides

2020

[FACTSHEETS / HANDOUTS]
A series of colourful, information handouts available in both English and Spanish.

West Nile Virus

September 28, 2022

[FACTSHEET]
New York Centre for Agricultural Medicine & Health (NYCAMH)

Stinging Nettle

September 28, 2022

[FACTSHEET]
New York Centre for Agriculture Medicine and Health (NYSAMH)

Communicating Health and Safety Effectively

2018

[FACTSHEET / HANDOUT]
OHCOW Migrant Farm Workers’ Team

Ticks and Lyme Disease

September 28, 2022

[FACTSHEET]
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Poison Ivy

September 28, 2022

[FACTSHEET]
New York Centre for Agriculture Medicine and Health (NYSAMH)

Giant Hogweed

September 28, 2022

[FACTSHEET]
OHCOW

Health Effects of Heat

September 28, 2022

[FACTSHEET / HANDOUT]
CAL/OSHA

Water. Rest. Shade

September 28, 2022

[FACTSHEET]
CAL/OSHA

First Aid for Eye Injuries

2015

[FACTSHEET / HANDOUT]
Canadian Ophthalmological Society

Muscle Injury Prevention at Work

September 28, 2022

[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)