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NAOSH Week is May 7 to 11, 2018 and is the perfect opportunity to offer OHS education sessions for your staff! 

WorkplaceNL is offering additional FREE workshops and webinars during May 7-11, 2018 for NAOSH week.  You can sign up for individual workshops and webinars at the links provided in each of the session descriptions.

Webinars will be 60 - 90 minutes in duration, and workshops will be 3.5 hours. If your staff is unable to attend a workshop or webinar, WorkplaceNL can conduct presentations (45 - 60 minutes) at your workplace.  Please note that the number of presentation times is limited during NAOSH Week so please book these sessions early.

To get more information about a session, please call 778-2926 or email


Scent Awareness in the Workplace – WEBINAR - Monday May 7th, 2018 2:00pm – 3:30pm

A significant percentage of the population experiences varying degrees of physical effects when exposed to the chemicals in scented products. Even low concentrations of certain chemicals can trigger a variety of breathing and other related health problems, such as headache, nausea, dizziness and fatigue. Join us to learn more about the impact of scents in your workplace. 
Psychological Health and Safety – WEBINAR – Wednesday May 9th, 2018 10am-11:30am

Approximately 500,000 Canadians will not go to work in any given week because of mental health issues. The CSA Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace is a voluntary standard that outlines guidelines, tools and resources to help employers prevent psychological harm due to workplace factors. Join us to discover how you can improve psychological health in your workplace. 

WHMIS – WEBINAR – Friday May 11, 2018 10am-11:30am

WHMIS has changed!  WHMIS 2015 introduced changes to how we interact with controlled substances in the workplace.  Pictograms, labelling and safety data sheets (SDS) have new requirements. Join us to learn about the changes so you can comply with the new legislative requirements. 


Controlling the Risk of Workplace Violence – Workshop

May 8, 2018 – Holiday Inn, St. John’s  9am – 12:30pm
May 10, 2018 – Clarenville Inn, Clarenville  9am – 12:30pm

Workplace violence is a serious issue that affects all industries and occupations across the province. Workplace violence is not just a physical assault; it can include threatening behaviour, verbal or written threats, or other actions that gives a worker a reason to believe that they are at risk of injury. 

In the last 10 years, the occurrence of workplace violence in Newfoundland and Labrador has increased by almost 200 per cent. Workplaces must assess the risk of violence occurring in the workplace, identify the hazards and implement ways to keep their workers safe. Join us to learn more about the risk assessment process.

Presentation topics include:

1.    Ladder Safety
Ladders are used every day in workplaces. In Newfoundland and Labrador, on average, one worker per week is injured due to a fall from a ladder. Learn about selecting the correct ladder for the job and how to use it safely to prevent falls. 

2.    Preventative Maintenance
Implementing a preventative maintenance program helps to prevent injuries, illnesses, and even fatalities. Preventative maintenance is pre-scheduled work performed to prevent the wear and tear or sudden failure of equipment. Explore ways to decrease incidents associated with poorly maintained equipment.   

3.    Basics of an OHS Committee 
An OHS committee is an advisory group made up of representatives of the employer and the workers in workplaces with 10 or more workers.  The OHS Committee helps to promote a positive health and safety culture at the workplace, supports the health and safety program and makes recommendations for corrective actions on identified safety concerns. Explore how OHS Committees effectively carry out their roles and responsibilities in the workplace.

4.    MSI Prevention – Tips for a Healthy Work Day Musculoskeletal injuries (MSI) continue to increase in workplaces throughout the province, accounting for approximately 68% of all injuries reported each year. An MSI can happen in any workplace. Employers need to assess the risk of MSI and implement effective controls to reduce injury to workers. Learn how you can reduce your risk of developing an MSI with practical and simple ways to incorporate healthy movement in your workday.

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Calling all workers and employers. WorkplaceNL invites every worker and employer in the province to become a Back Protection Agent.

The Back Protection Agent campaign featuring print, radio and television ads is aimed at preventing back injuries in the workplace. The television spots are aired on television stations across Newfoundland and more

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