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Whether your problem is too much information or too little information, we can help.

You need clear and meaningful information on any health and safety hazards in your workplace.

The Occupational Health Centre (OHC) has one of the most extensive and up-to-date workplace health and safety print libraries in Western Canada.

We are also connected to a wide range of health and safety databases from around the world.  OHC publishes a newsletter on current issues in occupational health and safety, fact sheets on common health and safety concerns, and self-help kits.

We can help you find and interpret the information you need to improve health and safety in your workplace.

How can you get the information you need?

Worried about how safe a product in your workplace is?  Interested in finding out how other people handle problems and issues similar to the ones in your workplace?  OHC is a great place to look for answers to workplace health and safety questions.

Check out our resource centre

Our resource centre is open to the public.  You can look up information in the latest articles, books and magazines.  Our resource centre coordinator can help you in your research.

Ask for our opinion

Our staff will help you interpret work-related medical and technical reports.

Get one of our fact sheets

We have fact sheets on a wide range of health and safety issues in a number of languages.  We can also develop  materials specific to your workplace.

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Focus on Occupational Health and Safety is published three times a year.  It provides information on issues and news about OHC.  Please add me to your newsletter mailing list.


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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.