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New online resource to help control workplace hazards

Hamilton, ON - The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has developed an interactive, online tool to help organizations identify and control common hazards found in the workplace.


Hamilton, ON – The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has developed an interactive, online tool to help organizations identify and control common hazards found in the workplace.

OSH Essentials provides practical information and resources to help managers, safety professionals, compliance officers, senior managers, and health and safety committee members recognize, assess and manage workplace hazards.

The tool contains checklists and guides that can be used to review workplace activities, identify potential and existing hazards, select from possible solutions, and create a final action plan.

It also provides information on relevant legislation by key sections, and suggested control measures to help mitigate workplace risks.

OSH Essentials addresses 10 topics, including:

-excessive noise

-incorrect lighting levels

-manual materials handling: musculoskeletal disorder prevention

-slips and trips

-working alone

-workplace violence.

All content within OSH Essentials is developed and regularly reviewed by CCOHS’ team of technical specialists. For more information, visit www.ccohs.ca.