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Occupational Health Centre is seeking a Full time 5 year term Health Educator – Deadline for application: July 12, 2019 at 5pm

OHC is seeking a Health Educator for Full Time 5 year term.  Please apply by email, with the subject line “Application for Health Educator”, by July 12, 2019, 5:00 p.m. 

Please see the full job posting here:

The position is responsible for development and implementation of educational programs for workplaces, service providers and the community, with the purpose of promoting and enhancing access to information, services and supports on workplace health and safety, in particular respect to sexual harassment in the workplace; with a primary focus on training and consultation for workplaces, service providers and the community.

Please apply by email, with a letter of application and resume outlining your qualifications and experience, with subject line Application for Health Educator, by July 12, 2019.

To: Carly Nicholson Executive Director, MFL Occupational Health Centre 102-275 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4M6

Email: cnicholson@mflohc.mb.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Welcome Carly Nicholson as OHC new Executive Director

OHC welcomes our new Executive Director, Carly Nicholson. Carly’s passion for community health sparked at the Women’s Health Clinic where she began as a volunteer in their peer counselling program in 2013. She now sits on the executive of the Women's Health Clinic board, where she has chaired the Fundraising & Community Relations committee, and been involved in governance and space planning. Carly brings to the OHC her expertise in community health, health & safety, marketing & communications, and fundraising. We're looking forward to working together!

OHC welcomes our new Executive Director, Carly Nicholson. Carly’s passion for community health sparked at the Women’s Health Clinic where she began as a volunteer in their peer counselling program in 2013. She now sits on the executive of the Women’s Health Clinic board, where she has chaired the Fundraising & Community Relations committee, and been involved in governance and space planning. Carly brings to the OHC her expertise in community health, health & safety, marketing & communications, and fundraising. We’re looking forward to working together!

Day of Mourning – Leaders Walk

OHC team at the Annual Leaders Walk on the Day of Mourning, organized by the SAFE Workers of Tomorrow. We remember and we commit to protecting workers and preventing further workplace tragedies.

OHC Congratulate New Community Trainers 2018!

Big Congratulations to OHC’s new Community Trainers for completing our 10 week Train the Trainer Program last night! This year’s Trainers are with the Ethiopian, Nigerian and Yazidi communities.

Thank you for participating OHC Thermea Spa Raffle

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Thermea Spa Raffle this year to help celebrate The MFL Occupational Health Centre’s 35th Anniversary.
Thanks to OHC Board Chair Kevin Rebeck and 2018 MFL Health and Safety plenary speaker and NDP Leader, Wab Kinew for drawing the winner on November 14th.
Our Raffle winner is Linda Dawson (ticket no. 0160). She won a Thermea experience package for two.
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OHC Pop Up Dinner Fundraiser on Sept 25, 2018

Enjoyed the warm ambience of Kitchen Sync and the delicious and abundant food by David Loftson of Lofty Plates at OHC’s Pop Up Fundraising Dinner last night.

Thank you to all our friends and supporters for helping us celebrate our 35th Anniversary last night & throughout the year.

OHC Congratulates New Community Trainers

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Congratulations to OHC’s 12 new Community Trainers who completed our Train the Trainer Program on Workplace Health & Safety for newcomer communities!

New Community Trainers will now deliver workshops on Workers Health & Safety Rights and Community Resources to members of the  Syrian, Somali, and Indian cultural communities in their own language.

This program is funded through Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada.

Cross Cultural Community Development Program Picnic

The clouds cleared and OHC’s Community Trainers and Cross Cultural Community Advisory Committee members enjoyed a beautiful summer evening picnic at Kildonan Park. This is our annual appreciation event for all those who volunteer for OHC’s work with newcomer communities.

A performance by singer-songwriter Levy Abad and the group sing-a-long made the evening extra special!

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OHC submission to Manitoba’s Workplace Safety & Health Act Review

Earlier this summer, OHC submitted our brief to Manitoba’s Workplace Safety and Health Act Review. Our brief is based on our unique experience as Manitoba’s only community health centre focused on workers’ health, with a particular focus on vulnerable workers and communities.

OHC’s main recommendations call on the provincial government to:

  • develop a regulation to require employers to identify and prevent psychological hazards in the workplace.
  • establish an external enforcement function for Workplace Safety & Health Branch to receive and investigate harassment complaints when an employer has insufficient policies or is non-compliant.
  • require that workplace assessments for musculoskeletal injuries be conducted by individuals with experience, knowledge and training in the field of musculoskeletal injury prevention, ergonomics and/or human factors.
  • require employers to provide education and information on health and safety rights and responsibilities to all workers.
  • require employers to ensure that health and safety information and training is understood by all workers in the workplace. This involves providing extra assistance to workers with limited language abilities in English or French.
  • prioritize enforcement efforts in the agricultural sector, particularly on farms that employ migrant workers and focus on the provision of accessible health and safety training for workers in this sector.
  • require employers to take precautions to protect workers against domestic violence by including it in the regulation.

Read OHC’s full brief with background information and more recommendations:

OHC Submission to the 2017 WSHA Review

 

 

 

 

Thanks for coming and supporting OHC’s Annual General Meeting

On behalf of the Occupational Health Centre, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of you attending and supporting our Annual General Meeting on June 16th.  Please review the photos we took at the event.

Congratulations to Dr. Rob Chase for 20 years at OHC! Tej Bains was also recognized by OHC’s Cross Cultural Community Advisory Committee for her many years of service to OHC and her significant contributions to our work with newcomers.

 

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April 29th Free Public Presentation- Expert Eye: Vision and the Aging Worker

Date:
Apr 29, 2021 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

OHC offers a free virtual public presentation

Expert Eye: Vision and the Aging Worker

Presented by: Marnie Courage, O.T. Reg. (MB)
CEO and Inclusion Specialist
Enabling Access Inc.

This webinar will:

  • Understand the aging demographics and age-related changes related to vision
  • Become familiar with common age-related vision loss conditions
  • Understand impact on worker’s performance, safety and psychological health
  • Discuss environmental considerations for injury prevention related to vision loss
  • Become familiar with administrative, engineering and behavioural accommodations to support employees experiencing vision loss.

Registration required, please register here: REGISTER

 The session time is on Manitoba time (CST) from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

You will receive a confirmation email for your registration and the Zoom Login information.