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.