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  • Length: 2 days

    Through research funding from the Ontario Ministry of Labour, we can offer subsidized training for workers in small, under-resourced healthcare workplaces* across Ontario. We will be offering 8 training programs over the next two years, and evaluating the impact. Through this subsidy small healthcare workplaces receive 50% off Registration.If you are a small healthcare workplace (100 employees or less), enter "SmallBusiness" in the Coupon Code section upon check out. The coupon will apply a 50% discount.

    This 2-day workplace mental health training course is designed specifically for healthcare workers, and is led by trained healthcare employees with mental health experience. This evidence-based course is designed to engage healthcare employees in a dialogue regarding mental health issues at work, and how to identify and support workers who are struggling. The program combines information sharing and skill development with strategies for stigma reduction.

    Evidence for effectiveness of the program is supported by a two-year clinical trial conducted with 189 healthcare workers (comparing Beyond Silence with MHFA) demonstrating significant changes in mental health knowledge and beliefs: 1. Feedback from program participants supported the added value of the Beyond Silence program attributed to the specific focus on healthcare work, peer leaders, and the opportunity for dialogue and skill development 2. The program has been adapted for smaller, under-resourced organizations and we will be gathering input from participants as part of our ongoing research.

    Day 1 focuses on exploring the value of addressing workplace mental health in healthcare organizations, including a dialogue about workplace mental health experiences and psychological health and safety. Topics include the mental health continuum, the impact of stress, how mental illness may appear at work and how and when to support someone who is struggling.

    Day 2 focuses on exploring evidence-based approaches and mental health resources, as well as how to match resources to a person’s unique needs. Participants will create an action plan for their own workplace and consider how to apply their knowledge as a mental health champion.

    Follow-up Support – All participants who complete the program will be eligible to take part in an online community of practice and monthly WebEx sessions to support ongoing learning and implementation. In order to evaluate the program, participants will be asked to complete pre, post and follow-up questionnaires. The procedures for data collection and evaluation have been approved by the Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board. If you have any questions about the project, please contact: Lisa Wolfe, Project Coordinator

    *A 2-year grant through the Ontario Ministry of Labour - Occupational Health and Safety Prevention and Innovation program will offset training costs for employees in small healthcare workplaces. Our focus is on improving OHS outcomes in small, under-resourced healthcare workplaces in Ontario (eg. long-term care or group homes, family health teams, paramedics, rural or remote hospitals, community-based services).

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    A Talk in the The Future of Prevention Series

    With the legalization of cannabis pending, many have started to theorize what the future(s) of Cannabis in Canada might look like. Starting with a quick summary on the difference between medical and recreational cannabis, this presentation looks at an intersection of current trends and the growing cannabis innovation ecosystem. These include public safety and public health concerns, workplace challenges and economic implications. Different scenarios will be presented that describe how might cannabis retail evolve in this fast-paced industry.

  • Health and Safety Networking Forum

    Health & Safety Forum for Municipalities Hosted by: PSHSA and Township of Douro-Dummer June 21, 2018 from 8:30am to 3:30pm Douro-Dummer

    This Health & Safety networking forum will bring together Municipalities to discuss important and emerging topics in Health & Safety. Participants will have an opportunity to learn and discuss emerging issues, trends, & legislative changes. Plus you will hear from Ontario prevention system experts e.g. Ministry of Labour (MOL), Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), PSHSA and others.

    Lunch Included

    Hosts: Jeff Pajot (PSHSA: Health and Safety Consultant) and Crystal McMillan (Douro-Dummer: Clerk/Planning Coordinator)

    Session topics include:
    • Presentation from Ministry of Labour Chief Prevention Officer Ron Kelusky
    • PSHSA Health & Safety Updates
    • WSIB Rate Framework Modernization
    • WSIB Chronic Mental Stress Policy
    • Cannabis in the Workplace
    • MOL- What does an MOL Inspector examine when they visit?
    • Health & Safety Culture
    • Open forum Q&A

    Event Organizer:

    Jeff Pajot
    Public Services Health & Safety Association
    Health & Safety Consultant
    (705) 868-5793

    Total number of people you would like to register:

  • Chief Fire Officials Training

    Improving Fire Safety for Vulnerable Ontarians: Training for Chief Fire Officials

    Length: 1.5 days
    Continuing Education Credits: Certificate of Attendance

    This classroom course is intended for municipal Chief Fire Officials who are responsible for approving fire safety plans for buildings containing Care Occupancies, Care and Treatment Occupancies and Retirement Homes. Successful completion of this course is mandatory for Chief Fire Officials who are required to meet qualification provisions outlined in Subsection 1.2.4 of Division C of the Fire Code, O. Reg. 213/07, as amended. Once you have registered for this course you will receive access to the Mastery Test. Please note that you may challenge the Mastery Test without attending the classroom course if you feel that you are prepared. Successful completion of the course will depend on an achievement of 70% on the test. The Mastery Test may be repeated if necessary.
    Onsite sessions are available contact your local consultant to arrange this.

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    Join us for a webinar that will review each of the system developed mental health resources in more detail. You will hear about the resources, the intended audience, and how it can be used with workplaces.The resources that will be reviewed include: