Building a Healthier, Safer Workplace: Recognizing and Managing Health Hazards at Work

The Conference Board of Canada, November 17, 2015
Recorded Webinar
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With advances in risk management, safety training, and workspace design, the workplace of today has arguably never been safer. However, accidents aren’t the only potential danger facing your employees. Each year, many Canadian workers and their families are affected by medical conditions like cancer, chronic lung diseases, noise-induced hearing loss, and severe allergic reactions that can be attributed to workplace health hazards including:

  • Biological agents (e.g., moulds, bacteria, viruses)
  • Chemical agents (e.g., asbestos, carbon monoxide, solvents, silica)
  • Physical agents (e.g., radiation, noise, vibration, heat)

So what can be done to combat these unseen health hazards? How can employers better recognize, evaluate, and control these health hazards in order to prevent employee illness and mitigate the risks to the organization?

Maintenance of Certification
Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to .5 Category II credits towards their maintenance of certification requirement.

Webinar Highlights

Join Paul Bozek, Lecturer in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, as he shares his insights on the current and anticipated health hazards present in today’s workplace. Paul will provide practical advice, focusing on potential interventions that may reduce the impact of health hazards on employees and the workplace. During this 60 minute webinar, you’ll hear the answers to questions such as:

  • What are typical workplace health hazards?
  • Which health hazards are proportionally the highest risk factors in Canadian organizations?
  • How can employers tell if employees are overexposed to a hazard?
  • What strategies and techniques can employers implement to protect workers?
  • What resources are available to help develop exposure control plans?

About Paul

Photo of Paul Bozek Paul Bozek is an engineer and occupational hygienist with 30 year’s experience work in occupational health and safety. He is currently the program director and an instructor in a master’s degree in occupational hygiene at the University of Toronto. Paul also spent over 20 years in private practise as a consultant and hygienist for a wide range of employers in both the private and public sectors in Canada. He continues to serve as Chair of the ROH Examination Committee for the Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists, and previously was President of the Occupational Hygiene Association of Ontario.

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