Education & Outreach

 

Adult Education: Working Together

Training that meets your needs

Information into Action

Education is a part of the work that we do at the Occupational Health Centre (OHC).  We try to provide you with information and skills you need to make your workplaces safe and healthy.

People learn best when education is active, relevant and practical.  Our approach to education starts with your experiences on the job.  We work with you to develop a common understanding of problems and workable plans for change.

What do we provide?

Our educational and outreach services include monthly one-hour sessions on occupational health and safety.  These are free and open to anyone.

Workshops

OHC develops hands-on workshops tailored to your needs and workplace.  We offer workshops on topics such as:

  • Ergonomics
  • Respectful Workplaces
  • Workplace Violence Prevention
  • Workplace Sexual Harassment Prevention
  • Basic Health and Safety Rights
  • Building Effective Health and Safety Committees
  • Training Your Own Trainers

Outreach

We are committed to working with people that face special barriers in the workplace.  We have developed links with young workers, immigrant workers, and workers and employers in rural and northern Manitoba.  In addition, we have developed special fact sheets and information kits for young workers, immigrant workers, and small business.

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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

Date:
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.