OHS CANADA serves workplace health and safety decision makers. It’s designed to keep workers, managers and safety professionals informed on major issues, up to date on new developments, and in touch with current thinking in the oh&s community.
Everyone should be able to work without fear of violence or harassment, in a safe and healthy workplace. Violence and harassment in the workplace are not tolerated in Ontario.
Changes to the OHSA – effective June 15, 2010 – strengthen protections for workers from workplace violence and address workplace harassment. They apply to all provincially regulated workplaces.
Workplace pains and strains, otherwise known as Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs), accounted for 43% of all Workplace Safety and Insurance injury and claim costs in Ontario in 2007. MSDs can affect the back, neck, upper and lower limbs. MSD is an umbrella term for injuries diagnosed as strains, sprains, repetitive strain injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc. Today, MSDs are the single most common type of workplace injury. Paying attention to early signs of MSD hazards and workers’ symptoms will be beneficial for both employers and employees. Early awareness is important!
The good news is most MSDs are preventable. It takes employers and employees working together to find suitable solutions. Choose an option below to get ideas on how!
Associations and organizations
- Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
- Education Safety Association (ESAO)
- Ontario Service Safety Alliance (OSSA)
- Ontario Safety Association for Community Health Care
- Electrical Safety Authority (ESA)
- Industrial Accident Prevention Association (IAPA)
- Workers Health and Safety Centre (WHSC)
- Georgian’s Health and Safety Committee