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We advise and represent individuals with employment and health and safety related issues, including those advocating for a healthier and safer workplace.

Public Education

We serve as a resource to many vulnerable groups seeking information on workers rights. We present over 150 public legal education workshops annually.

PTSD Prevention

Let’s get workers out of the darkness by helping them gain access to the support they need to address Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.


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Injured Workers' Day - June 1st, 2021.

on May 21, 2021

On June 1st every year, injured workers, labour activists and their allies gather and pay respect to the hundreds of workers who have lost their lives or been seriously injured as a result of hazardous workplaces. Injured Workers' Day is an opportunity to recognize the individuals who have suffered injuries and fatalities as a result of their workplace conditions, but it is also a time to rally and celebrate the gains made through united action, raise current concerns and remind governments workers rights cannot be ignored.

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April 28 @ 11:00 AM - National Day of Mourning.

on April 14, 2021

Marked annually in Canada on April 28th, the National Day of Mourning is dedicated to remembering those who have lost their lives, or suffered injury or illness on the job or due to a work-related tragedy. The observance of this day is meant to honour the lives of workers lost, but it is also a call to protect the living and make the world of work a safer place. We must continue to commit to safe and healthy conditions in the workplace to prevent further injuries, illnesses, and deaths.

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U of T Capstone Project: Airflow Prediction Simulation Software.

on April 9, 2021

The Workers’ Health and Safety Legal Clinic continued its partnership with engineering students at the University of Toronto by participating in U of T Engineering Strategies & Practice Course, and the 2020-2021 Multidisciplinary Capstone Design Course. This year’s project looked to address one of the most pressing concerns faced by workplaces during the COVID-19 pandemic - Indoor Air Quality. Undetected poor indoor air quality is a leading factor of respiratory health risks in workplaces in Ontario.

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OHCOW Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Disorders.

on April 2, 2021

At work, we can all suffer from occasional pain and discomfort, but in general work should not hurt. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the most common type of workplace injury in Ontario workplaces. “Musculoskeletal disorders” is an umbrella term for a number of injuries and disorders of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, bone and nerves. Studies have shown that physical factors in the workplace - how work is organized and the specific tools used as part of that work - can increase a person’s chance of developing a musculoskeletal disorder.

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