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  • Presented and organized for International Noise Awareness Day. Join John Oudyk, an experienced Occupational Hygienist from the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers as he provides 5 Basic steps for doing something about noise in the workplace. Anyone interested in preventing noise exposure in the workplace (exposed workers, joint-health and safety committee members or health & safety representatives, supervisors and employers), should tune in. John will discuss the following:
    • Step 1: Deciding if the noise is too loud
    • Step 2: Identifying and describing noise sources
    • Step 3: Can we make it quieter considering controls?
    • Step 4: Does everyone know this noise can affect their health?
    • Step 5: Do the controls work?
    Brought to you by Ontario's Health & Safety System Partners:  

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    Addressing Responsive Behaviours Webinar

    Presented and organized for NAOSH week 2015, this webinar addresses the challenges that workplace violence hazards can pose. Every employee has the right to work in a safe workplace free from violence and harassment. This session will introduce the necessary tools and best practices to assess and implement a comprehensive program for addressing Responsive Behaviours (workplace violence), and to assist organizations in fulfilling their legislative requirements. Presented by a PSHSA consultant and organized for NAOSH week 2015, this is part 2 of a 3 part webinar series. This webinar is applicable for anyone who is looking for information pertaining to workplace violence program and policy development. Length: 30 minutes

  • Employers have a responsibility to assess and control risks of workplace violence arising from the nature of the workplace, type of work, and conditions of work. The Workplace Violence Risk Assessment (WPVRA) can be a valuable tool to identify such risks and prioritize action. Listen to this recorded webinar that will discuss the prevalence of violence in healthcare workplaces, the principles and process for conducting a risk assessment, and the development and use of the WPVRA tool.  

  • Assessing and Communicating the Risk of Workplace Violence

    Client violence against healthcare workers is a serious and growing problem in workplaces across Ontario. Assessing and communicating risks is central to preventing unnecessary harm and ensuring the delivery of effective person-centered care. This webinar will provide participants with an overview of PSHSA's Violence Assessment Tool (VAT), a tool to evaluate the potential for violent behaviour in clients. Participants will also explore key elements and principles for developing a sustainable flagging alert program for communicating risks and controls to relevant staff.

  • The demands of trying to balance life can put a lot of stress and strain on an individual. Burnout is the inability to manage work and life demands that exceed your ability to cope – is often due to diminished resources: diminishing time, mental and energetic resources, and often a consequent diminishment in the willingness to invest the effort needed to complete tasks. This webinar will explore different ways that people try to cope with feelings of burnout and specific actions you can take to beat the burnout blues.