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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.

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    Join Dr. Ash Bender as he discusses the intersection between mental stress, illness and resilience and provides some specific actions workplaces can take to build resiliency.

    Exposure to chronic mental stress is known to have negative effects on employee health and behaviours.

    Understanding factors associated with job stress provides opportunities for intervention by changing work practices and prevention by building resilience.

    Resilience generally describes characteristics or capacities enabling individuals and organizations to recover from adversity and use available resources adaptively...the ability to "bounce back".

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    Community Care Kitchen Hazards

    This community care web tutorial will describe the hazards faced by community care sector workers whose duties include preparing meals for clients in the community as well as general kitchen hazards. These community care web tutorials were developed through a collaboration with the Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres (OACCAC). This partnership led to a focus group and subsequent development of short awareness e-learning programs to complement the eight hazard categories discussed in the booklet "Community Care: A Tool to Reduce Workplace Hazards." The online tutorials outline the various hazards faced by community care/home care workers, and provide suggested controls at the worker, service provider and CCAC level. The modules were originally developed by PSHSA in partnership with the Ontario Community Support Association (OCSA) and St. Clair West Services for Seniors (SCWSS), with funding from HealthForce Ontario of the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC). Length: Approximately 7 minutes View Now