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Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
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We're Canada's national resource for the advancement of workplace health and safety.
We're Canada's national resource for the advancement of workplace health and safety.

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As a form of aggression, bullying actions can be both obvious and subtle, and the effects devastating for the worker who is being targeted. Share this infographic listing types of bullying behaviour and actions that employers can take to address this issue and develop a respectful and safe work environment. http://ow.ly/KYav3094Vf4
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Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Awareness Day is February 29th (February 28th in non-leap years). As the only “non-repetitive” day of the year, it’s the ideal date to devote to raising awareness of repetitive strain injuries.

Resources to help address repetitive strain injuries: http://ccohs.ca/events/rsi/ 
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For those of us who spend a great many of our waking hours at work, the quality of our workplace environment and the relationships we have there can impact our health and well-being. A healthy workplace supports both the physical and psychological well-being of its workers and creates a culture of trust and support in which we can openly share and discuss our mental health issues with our manager.

Read the full article: http://ccohs.ca/newsletters/hsreport/issues/current.html#hsreport-ontopic 
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From carpal tunnel syndrome to tendonitis to tension neck syndrome, musculoskeletal disorders are the most frequent type of lost-time injury and the single largest source of lost-time costs in Canada.

Share this infographic outlining common causes and symptoms, and some actions that employers can take to address this issue, including the development of a prevention program and encouragement of early reporting from workers.

http://ccohs.ca/products/posters/msd/
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Cold Trouble Afoot: Learn more about the harm that working in cold weather can cause your feet. http://ow.ly/9oQu3087X8s
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Attention students: Apply for the Dick Martin Scholarship Award.
Deadline for entries is January 31. http://www.ccohs.ca/scholarship/
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Across Canada there are laws in place to protect workers on the job. This occupational health and safety legislation gives three important rights to all workers to ensure they have the knowledge they need to be safe on the job and the freedom to participate in health and safety activities in their workplace. These rights include: the right to know; the right to participate; and the right to refuse unsafe work. http://www.ccohs.ca/products/posters/rights/
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Learn how to address mental health and psychological hazards in your workplace.
This one-day workshop equips your workplace champion with the framework and tools needed to implement a comprehensive healthy workplace program. http://www.ccohs.ca/products/hw_workshop/
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According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 8% of Canadians will experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). How can workplaces support those who have been affected by experiencing or witnessing traumatic events? http://ow.ly/pctj307UrUZ
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