Child Care Workers

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Resources for Child Care Workers

When Day Nursery Centre, Winnipeg’s oldest child care centre, was confronted with a growing number of staff injuries it turned to the Occupational Health Centre (OHC) for assistance and information.

Management and workers at Day Nursery’s three locations worked with staff from OHC to develop a program to address health, safety and wellness in the workplace. The daycare centre made a number of changes to reduce health risks at work by using staff surveys, training, hazard mapping and job hazard analysis. These tools are available to share with your organization.

A new 15 minute video “A Guide to Workplace Health, Safety and Wellness” compiles the success of this project into a tool that can used by others in the child care field.

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The Day Nursery Centre Workplace Health, Safety and Wellness committee has created four posters that show proper ergonomic techniques and equipment that can be used when working in a child care program. Click below to download printable posters to use in your centre.  (PDF format)

For more information on the Day Nursery Centre’s program contact:

Fernanda Hodgson
Executive Director, Day Nursery Centre
Telephone: 204-775-6513

Click here to go to the Day Nursery Centre Website


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Dec 1st OHC Free Virtual Public Presentation - Remote Work and Mental Health: Harnessing Psychosocial Factors that Heal Rather than Fragment Workplaces

Dec 01, 2020 | 9:30 am - 10:30 am

OHC Free Virtual Public Presentation – Remote Work and Mental Health: Harnessing Psychosocial Factors that Heal Rather than Fragment Workplaces

Presented by: Geoffrey Thompson, OHN, Occupational Health Centre

The year 2020 has brought with it a host of rapid, destabilizing changes to workplaces across Canada. Due to ongoing public health restrictions, many workplaces were forced to send many of their staff home to work remotely. The ramifications of these changes on workplace culture, productivity and well-being are only now beginning to be fully understood. Alongside the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an increase in job-related social isolation, disengagement and mental illness and there appears to be no end in sight. What’s required is a careful, intentional joint assessment on the part of employers, workers and stakeholders to fully understand root causes and to acknowledge the degree to which each factor can be controlled. With knowledge comes empowerment and opportunities to learn and grow both personally and organizationally. Join us as we attempt to unravel the complicated web of concerns surrounding “remote work” and identify where we can target our efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of all workers.

In this session we will:

  • Dive into the myriad of challenges related to remote working in 2020 – the good, the bad, and the barely tolerable
  • Describe psychosocial factors that may contribute to negative outcomes associated with remote working especially those leading to poor mental health
  • Identify personal strategies that will help to reframe, rethink and react constructively during periods of crisis and sudden change
  • Build on group/organizational strategies that promote psychological support and compassion in the workplace

Register your attendance by Nov 27th, clicking this link: Register Dec 1st Session

The login information for the session will be sent out after your registration.