New Occ-Covid Webinars, Diesel Fumes Calculator, and more
OHCOW sends greetings to all workers
in Ontario and their families, and a wish for health,
happiness and safety this Holiday Season.
After Years of Advocacy, Investigation and Research, Ill Miners Get Official Apology
Former mine workers who were made ill from their exposure to McIntyre Powder have received an apology from Ontario Labour Minister Monte McNaughton. Thanks in large part to the spearheading of the McIntyre Powder Project by activist Janice Martell and her partnerships with OHCOW and others, the substance has been identified as having caused respiratory illness, lung disease and neurological conditions in workers. Martell was interviewed on CBC about the campaign and what the long-awaited apology means to her and injured miners.
If you missed any of the Occ/tober 2022 occupational health and safety webinars, they are all recorded and available in OHCOW's extensive video online library. Like previous years, the 2022 series features highly relevant topics with expert speakers and presentations.
Everyone must sleep, yet its importance to physical, emotional, and psychological wellbeing is not always realized. In this 2-part podcast, learn how poor sleep can lead to and exacerbate musculoskeletal injuries; and what ergonomic risk factors for injury are present when sleeping. A downloadable pdf accompanies the podcast.
The MFL Occupational Health Clinic is offering a free webinar on Long COVID has a significant impact on people's lives, and on the workplace. This presentation will help you understand Long COVID, the symptoms, best known practices for rehabilitation, and return to work considerations. It will take place from 9:30am to 10:30am on December 8.