Ontario Noise Regulations
Warren Clements, Occupational Hygiene Specialist, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)
Noise induced hearing loss is one of the fastest growing occupational diseases in Ontario with claims exceeding $50 million a year. As of July 1, 2016, a new regulation, Regulation 381/15: Noise, extends the noise protection requirements to all workplaces under the OHSA. This interactive session will help you understand the new regulation and its impact in your workplace. This session expert will guide you through the regulation and provide some tools to create an action plan at your workplace.
Everyone Has Liability in Workplace Situations
Cynthia Sefton and David Reiter, Partners, Occupational Health & Safety, Aird & Berlis LLP
No matter what your role is or what industry you work in, you have specific obligations for ensuring that everyone goes home at the end of the work day and that no one is exposed to roles or tasks without the proper health and safety training and measures in place. Failure to understand roles and responsibilities could result in accidents and injuries, as well as exposure to liability, civil lawsuits and even prosecution.
Always Connected, Always On: Fatigue in the Workplace
Dr. Sandra Dorman, Ph.D., B.Sc., Director, Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health
"[I'm] Not sure if I work at home, or live at work." - Fry, Futurama. In this day and age, we are always "on" and because of this, many of us are trying to cope with work related anxiety and fatigue. What key habits contribute to these feelings? How do we prioritize and change our behaviour to reduce fatigue? Learn key health behaviours related to acute and chronic fatigue in the workplace and strategies to changing habits to achieve your personal goals.