August 2023

Back to School Special


Backpacks, School Desks, and more can cause Ergonomic Risk Factors!

There are ergonomic risk factors associated with the return to school that may lead to the onset of musculoskeletal injuries for both students and educators. Prevention strategies to minimize injury and develop a more active, healthy classroom will also be discussed.



Awareness, Engineering & Advocacy are needed now to Clean the Air – for everyone’s health

What happens in schools affects millions of children and their families, and can drive illness and infection rates in society at large. Household transmissions often begin with a child and rates clearly dropped during school breaks... Kevin Hedges hosts this webinar with guests Joey Fox (P. Eng.) OSPE IAQ Advisory Group Chair; Paul Sylvestre, National Health & Safety Rep, and more.

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Heat Awareness

Humidex-based Heat Stress Plan

UPDATED! The Humidex plan is a simplified way of protecting workers from heat stress which is based on the 2009 ACGIH Heat Stress TLV® (Threshold Limit Value®) which uses wet bulb globe temperatures (WBGT) to estimate heat strain. The plan also includes symptoms of heat stress and treatment methods.


NEW! Stay Hydrated in the Heat Infographic

This new OHCOW infographic is about staying well hydrated while working in hot environments. A great resource for those working in the Agricultural Industry! Available in English, Spanish (Espanol), Thai, and Tagalog versions.

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Mark Your Calendars

Stay Tuned for the Occ-tober Webinar Series

The 2023 Occ-tober Webinar Series will kick off Friday October 27, 1-3 pm EST. It will continue the following Fridays in November (Nov 3, 10, 17, 24). The Launch of the Ontario Silica Control Tool will be featured. Stay tuned to our web site and social media channels for more information coming soon.

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