The Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) is pleased to announce the return of our free annual international event focussed on Repetitive Strain Injuries and their prevention. Now in its 25th year, OHCOW’s RSI Day program continues to translate the knowledge and experience of our professional staff and guest speakers to increase awareness and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders. Due its ever-expanding audience, this year’s event will again be held virtually, as a 4-week webinar series over the month of February.
Need better access to quality occupational health and safety training in Ontario? Has cost been a barrier? Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) is Ontario’s official government-designated health and safety training centre, and provides essential high-quality training to workers, their representatives, supervisors, and employers, in public and private sector workplaces in the province. Due to one-time funding from Ontario’s Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development, the Workers Health and Safety Centre is providing deeply discounted - free or low-cost - Occupational health and safety training programs.
The Workers’ Health and Safety Legal Clinic will be hosting its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 at 6:00 pm. Join us at 180 Dundas Street West, 19th Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1Z8. We are located east of University Avenue [map]. Light refreshments will be served. Click here to access a .PDF version of the AGM Agenda. Click here to access a .PDF version of our 2018 Annual Report and Audited Financial Statements.
All We Want for Christmas is Fair Workers’ Comp! Injured Workers’ Holiday Outreach Blitz. Toronto: Meet at 11:30am at Yonge & Dundas Square [Map] Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or visit the Facebook event page. On Monday December 11th, join us in communities across the province, to celebrate the strength and resilience of injured workers who refuse to back down from the struggle for fair compensation. The holiday season can be a difficult time for injured workers who have been forced into poverty because of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board’s focus on saving its own money by slashing compensation benefits.
El tema de esta semana: Accidentes en el lugar de trabajo - Cómo reportarlos a WSIB. El sábado 10 de junio a las 3:00 pm, Julio Díaz discutirá cómo reportar un accidente en el lugar de trabajo a la Compensación (“WSIB”). Durante el show, los oyentes y las oyentes aprenderán a reportar una enfermedad o lesión en el trabajo, qué deben decir cuando reciben atención médica por una lesión y qué pasos se deben tomar para presentar una reclamación de compensación de trabajadores con el WSIB.
Workers’ Compensation is a Right! Injured Workers’ Day Rally and March. Despite the epidemic of precarious, unsafe, and toxic work, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is more concerned with its own bottom line than with protecting the well-being of injured workers in Ontario. We need to come together and demand our right to workers’ compensation. Join us on the streets! June 1st , 2017 — 11:30am - at Queen’s Park.
A partir del sábado 3 de junio a las 3:00pm, Julio Díaz conducirá un programa semanal de radio sobre los problemas en el trabajo que afectan a los trabajadores indocumentados de habla hispana. Cada semana habrá un nuevo tema e invitados especiales. También se presentarán escenarios de problemas en el trabajo y se contestarán llamadas de los oyentes, quienes traerán sus propias experiencias y conocimientos a la discusión. Sintoniza en Voces Latinas – 1610AM cada sábado de 3:00pm a 4:00pm para discutir diferentes problemas en el lugar de trabajo.
Last year, on April 28, the Committee for the Italian Fallen Workers Memorial Project was proud to formally unveil the Italian Fallen Workers Memorial Wall honouring almost one thousand workers of Italian origin who have been killed in workplace tragedies across Ontario. This year, the Committee will be adding hundreds of names and broadening the project to include workers of Italian origin who were killed in these terrible workplace tragedies across Canada, from 1900 to today.
Injured workers, advocates, union members and allies rallied in Toronto on December 12th, for the annual call to action against austerity measures that have been taken by the Workers Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). The rally began at the WSIB’s Toronto office located at 200 Front Street West and then continued at the Ombudsman’s office located at 483 Bay Street. A letter voicing concerns with the WSIB was delivered to a representative of Ontario’s Ombudsman, Mr.