To raise awareness of the importance of health and safety in the workplace, a variety of marketing and social media activities take place across Canada. Some target sector specific hazards and others are aimed demographically such as at young workers. With changing seasons, there are also communications to combat heat stress or harsh outdoor working conditions. You can find some examples of these prevention campaigns below.
- WorkSafeBC – WHMIS 2015 for Employers and Workers January 8, 2016
In 2015, there were some significant changes to Canada’s WHMIS program. WorkSafeBC has produced the videos below to explain them.
WHMIS 2015 for Employers:
For more information, see WHMIS 2015 for Employers.
WHMIS 2015 for Workers:
For more information, see WHMIS 2015 for Workers.
- SAFE Work Manitoba – Young Worker Injury Prevention Strategy January 6, 2016
SAFE Work Manitoba launched the Young Worker Injury Prevention Strategy to address the nearly 5,000 injuries each year to workers between the ages of 15 and 24 in Manitoba.
Download the strategy below.
For more information, see SAFE Work Manitoba’s website at: Young Worker Injury Prevention Strategy.
- WorkSafe Saskatchewan: Young and New Worker Safety Orientation December 14, 2015
WorkSafe Saskatchewan introduces new resource for employers Young and New Worker Orientation resource to help employers reach Mission: Zero.
The Young and New Worker Orientation resource and the orientation checklist are available for download at www.worksafesask.ca/resources/publications/.
- CCOHS – PainPoint App– Prevent MSDs at Work October 6, 2015
The Occupational Health Clinic for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) and the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) have created an app that delivers a basic ergonomic assessment right on your smartphone. It runs you through a series of diagrams and questions to pinpoint musculoskeletal pain, identify possible sources, and discover practical solutions to address work-related hazards that could be contributing to your discomfort. For more information, see OHCOW’s website at: PainPoint – Prevent Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) at Work.
- Manitoba – The Value of SAFE Work September 24, 2015
Injuries prevented and lives saved, that’s the value of safe work.
- WorkSafeNB – Safe Waste Collection September 9, 2015
Safe Waste Collection is a two-year initiative designed to improve safety culture and reduce the frequency and severity of injuries for workers in the industry. For more information on the campaign, see WorkSafeNB aims to make waste collection safer in New Brunswick.
For resources such as employer checklists, employee orientation and inspection checklists, see Safe Waste Collection.
- WorkSafeBC: YouTube Channel exceeds 25 million views August 28, 2015
Since its launch almost a decade ago, the WorkSafeBC YouTube channel has received more than 25 million views and has more than 18,000 subscribers.
To find out more, see WorkSafeBC’s website at: WorkSafeBC safety videos exceed 25 million views on YouTube since 2006.
Visit WorkSafeBC’s YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/worksafebc.
- Ontario – #PracticeSafeWork for Young Workers August 6, 2015
WSIB’s #PracticeSafeWork contest rewards young workers who work safe this summer.
The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is giving young workers in Ontario a chance to showcase their health and safety knowledge for a chance to win daily and weekly cash prizes through the #PracticeSafeWork Twitter Contest. Young workers in Ontario between the ages of 15-24 are being called on to submit images demonstrating their safe work practices using the hashtag #PracticeSafeWork.
Young workers can follow @WSIB (English Twitter account) or @CSPAAT (French Twitter account) to participate. For more details and official contest rules and regulations, visit www.practicesafework.ca.
- WorkSafeBC: Prevent Bullying and Harassment in Construction July 17, 2015
WorkSafeBC’s new video series targets bullying and harassment in the construction industry. The first video shows the character and sense of pride felt by those in the construction industry, leaving no room for bullies or bullying. The next three videos focus on the impact of bullying and harassment on workers in construction. This video series was created by WorkSafeBC in partnership with the BC Building Trades and Construction Labour Relations Association of BC.
To find out more, see WorkSafeBC’s website at Prevent Bullying and Harassment in Construction.
Check out the videos below:
Bullying and Harassment in Construction: Builders, Not Bullies
Bullying and Harassment in Construction: Not Part of the Job (Scenario 1)
Bullying and Harassment in Construction: Not Part of the Job (Scenario 2)
Bullying and Harassment in Construction: Not Part of the Job (Scenario 3)
- CCOHS – Fatigue and Work Infographic July 17, 2015
Fatigue can affect us all and can seriously impact our health and safety at work. CCOHS has released an infographic outlining signs of fatigue, how fatigue affects our health and safety and offers tips to combat fatigue on the job.
Download the infographic from CCOH’s website at: Fatigue and Work Infographic.