9 episodes

This is a podcast series by the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW), where we discuss the challenges of current and emerging trends in occupational health and offer effective prevention strategies to empower workers.

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    • Health & Fitness

This is a podcast series by the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW), where we discuss the challenges of current and emerging trends in occupational health and offer effective prevention strategies to empower workers.

    Office Ergonomics - Getting Started

    Office Ergonomics - Getting Started

    In this podcast Brenda Mallat and Melissa Statham, Canadian Certified Professional Ergonomists from the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) talk about the application of office ergonomics as it relates to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), and the approaches that workplaces should take in addressing office ergonomic concerns.

    • 8 min
    Nail Salons Services during a Global Pandemic:

    Nail Salons Services during a Global Pandemic:

    In Conversation with James Miuccio and Sonia Lal, Occupational Hygienists at the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW): 

    OHCOW hygienists discuss critical information on how to better protect yourself during COVID and the use of Nail or Hair Salon Services.  During the early months in COVID, a lot of folks were growing out their hair, hair colour and beards as salon services were closed and employers were struggling to get into compliance with all the requirements for safely working during this Pandemic.  James and Sonia bring you health and safety related information from the Centers for Disease Control with regards to how you can protect yourself when perusing the Salon Services and how employers and employees at these workplaces can work safely amongst each other and with their clientele.  Come listen in on this fun yet scientific conversation between James and Sonia.  More to come your way in the new year! Let us know what you want to hear about!

    • 18 min
    Workplace Exposure Histories: Looking at Yesterday for Tomorrow, Today:

    Workplace Exposure Histories: Looking at Yesterday for Tomorrow, Today:

    A Podcast to help present employees gather information from their current workplace regarding their exposures and begin the process for looking at previous workplaces as well. It's never too late to start collecting this information in the event you need it in the future.  This podcast gives you a list  with some of the items you should be considering to start your workplace exposure portfolio.  Enjoy this informative yet upbeat session with OHCOW Toronto Clinic's Occupational Hygienist,  Sonia Lal.  Stay tuned for more podcasts in the near future.

    • 19 min
    Demystifying the Safety Data Sheet, the Good… the Bad… and the Ugly

    Demystifying the Safety Data Sheet, the Good… the Bad… and the Ugly

    Join OHCOW Occupational Hygienists, James Miuccio and Sonia Lal for a candid discussion on Safety Data Sheets. They discuss the Safety Data Sheets, their formulation, and the end user experience. Sonia and James review controls or lack of and when there is insufficient information on the SDS. They share real-life examples from workplaces affected by chemical exposures and examine how SDSs helped or hindered the process for corrective action. 

    • 30 min
    What does "Health" in "Health and Safety" mean to me?

    What does "Health" in "Health and Safety" mean to me?

    This is a podcast shining the spotlight on the “Health” side of “Health and Safety” for workers and building the awareness of the many workplace variables which could be adversely affecting your health.  Knowing your work environment, your rights as a worker, as well as insight to help you identify health symptoms sooner, can all help prevent the onset of occupational illness. 

    • 15 min
    Top 12 Challenges Related to Indoor Air Quality

    Top 12 Challenges Related to Indoor Air Quality

    Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is an important health and safety concern for workplaces. In this Podcast, OHCOW Hygienists focus on the major challenges workers face with regards to IAQ in the workplace. Not only are challenges reviewed, but practical advice on how to address some of these issues, is also discussed 

    • 44 min