March 2023


March 3, 2023 • 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Use a core OHS principle, Incident Cause Analysis Methods, to identify contributing factors for outbreaks for better Awareness and Prevention!

Join Mary-Jane Vince, an ICAM trainer/investigator from SAFETY WISE to discuss the fundamentals for an effective incident investigation approach to workplace injuries and illnesses. She will also share learnings on how to apply the process to occupational health including the cause(s) of factors leading to COVID-19 outbreaks

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World Hearing Day | March 3

On March 3 each year, health and safety organizations around the world seek to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote hearing care. Workplaces are a leading cause of hearing damage. Check out these NIHL resources:

Top Ten Tools to Prevent Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)

This podcast on NIHL gives an overview of possible causal occupational and environmental exposures, while discussing Top 10 Tools to prevent it. HEAR PODCAST>

OHCOW Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Web Page

Check out our revised page about the nature of Occupational Hearing Loss and ways to prevent it.


Registration Open!

Friday, April 14, 2023 | 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

An online conference hosted by the Ottawa & District Labour Council with OHCOW’s Eastern Region Local Advisory Committee

Topics include Temporary Foreign Workers, Compensation for Long Covid and Breathing Clean Air.

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RSI Webinars Available to View

For the month of February, OHCOW recognized RSI Day with a weekly series of informative webinars featuring experts discussing the different types of Repetitive Strain Injury and ways to prevent them.

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External Events and Resources

Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention

of Muskuloskeletal Disorders (CRE-MSD)

Free Webinar: The Space Between Sitting and Standing: Hybrid Seating - Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze?

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2023 — 12:00 PM TO 1:00 PM EST

This webinar will discuss a new trend in office workstations, often referred to as “Hybrid Seating,” intended to address negative outcomes of both prolonged standing or sitting. 

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