May 2023

A Day to Remember

Every year on this day we honour the memory of those lost due to workplace deaths, and acknowledge lives forever altered by illness and injury caused by workplace conditions.

Read OHCOW's full statement commemorating the 2023 National Day of Mourning here.

Occ-COVID Webinar

Don't Miss the Latest Webinar in the Occ-Covid Series

Friday, April 28, 2023, 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Unequal Toll: Tracking Patterns of Illness and Death Among Frontline Workers

This Friday, join us for a discussion of frontline workers suffering disproportionate harm since the beginning of the pandemic, and how the connection to the workplace is not always investigated. 

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Towards Healthier, Safer, More Inclusive Workplaces

MAYDAY MAYDAY Symposium events will take place every Wednesday for the month of May. On May 10, the session will be offered both online and in person as OHCOW is hosting the biannual COPSOQ (Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire) Network meeting in Hamilton. 


Session 1: Opioid Addiction and Impairment Prevention at Work

May 3, 2023  1:30 – 3:00 pm

Addiction is a current concern in many workplaces and a Provincial OHS priority. Learn about the complexity of factors involved, plus resources to help. Get more info and register.

Session 2: COPSOQ Joint Session Research into Practice

May 10, 2023  9:30 am – 3:00 pm

A unique opportunity to look at the international use and impact of the Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire, an important workplace mental health/stress prevention survey tool. Will take place in person in Hamilton and on-line. Get More info and Register.

Session 3: Youth Mental Health in the Community and at Work

May 17, 2023  1:30 – 3:00 pm

Young workers have recognized vulnerabilities to workplace injuries & harms, including to psychosocial risk factors, made worse in the pandemic. Get More info and Register.

Session 4: Crisis Planning for Worker & Responder Mental Health

May 24, 2023  1:30 – 3:00 pm

Raising awareness and recognizing planning and operational strategies that can make a difference in the short & long term impact of trauma. Get More info and Register.

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