Exposure to infectious bioaerosols in the workplace: understanding the risks to health care workers The issue: Talking and coughing during acute respiratory infections and health care procedures such as bronchoscopy can introduce infectious bioaerosols into the breathing space of others close by. Ae
Potential respiratory effect from 3D printers The Issue: More and more companies and consumers are adopting the use of 3D printers. Although these printers are known to emit ultrafine particles and volatile organic compounds, there is little available information regarding the health consequences o
Research agenda development agriculture-horticulture The issue Continued concerns about health and safety in agriculture and horticulture settings in Canada. An update In 2012 Agrivita and the Canadian Centre for Health and Safety In Agriculture hosted a national meeting of agriculture workers and
Testing the Joint Health and Safety Committee Assessment Tool in the Education Sector Joint health and safety committees (JHSCs) are worker-management advisory bodies that identify and help solve potential or existing workplace health and safety concerns. In Ontario, most workplaces with twenty o
Promoting Occupational Health and Safety Among Nail Salon Technicians: Peer Health Worker led Training Workshops Can peer-to-peer training help prevent occupational disease? As part of its Healthy Nail Technicians Project, the Queen West – Central Toronto Community Health Centre (Queen West) r
Nail technicians may be at increased risk for a variety of work-related diseases including skin disease, respiratory illness, musculoskeletal disorders, cancer, reproductive issues and infections. Compounds associated with these health problems (e.g. toluene, methyl methacrylate and volatile organic
Dermatitis Screening Practices in the Health Care Sector Studies have shown that about one-quarter of health care workers (HCWs) have hand dermatitis, likely due to exposure to wet work (i.e. wearing gloves or having hands in water/liquids >2h per day and/or frequent hand washing). Although conta
Purpose: To provide a guide for Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) members to follow when evaluating the effectiveness of their committee. Download a printable PDF Download the tool Results of the study Kathryn Nichol, Linn Holness, Irena Kudla, Lynda Robson, Chun-Yip Hon, Helen Kelly, Stephan
St. Michael’s Hospital Occupational Medicine Rounds 8 – 9 a.m. St. Michael’s Hospital, Bond 3-015 Conference Room Webcasting: http://webcast.otn.ca For more information, contact Theresa Hollosi at HollosiT@smh.ca.
St. Michael’s Hospital Occupational Medicine Rounds 8 – 9 a.m. St. Michael’s Hospital, Cardinal Carter 1-004 Webcasting: http://webcast.otn.ca For more information, contact Theresa Hollosi at HollosiT@smh.ca.