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CCOHS Podcasts

CCOHS produces monthly podcasts on a wide variety of topics related to workplace health and safety. Each episode is designed to keep you current with information, tips and insights into the health, safety and well-being of working Canadians. Best of all, they’re FREE! Take a listen to an episode of Health and Safety To Go! You can download the audio segment to your computer or MP3 player and listen to it at your own convenience . . . or on the go!

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Maintaining Our Health When Working Remotely

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has challenged employers to equip their workers with the tools they need in order to do their jobs safely at home, and it’s important that this focus includes both mental and physical health. Learn more about what employers and workers can do. Released: May 5, 2020 File Size:  2.3 MB Length:  4:14 minutes

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5 May 2020

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Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace

Emma Ashurst, Senior Occupational Health and Safety Specialist at the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) explains what steps to take when implementing strategies to strengthen the overall mental health of a workplace. From conducting a hazard analysis for mental health, to implementing policies, this episode offers tips to encourage positive mental health. Released: September 28, 2018 File Size: 11.7 MB Length:  12:45 minutes

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28 Sep 2018

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8 Tips to Make Your Health and Safety Committee Meetings Effective

The success of a joint health and safety committee depends partly on how well the committee meetings are organized and conducted. In this episode, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety shares 8 tips to help make your health and safety committee meetings effective. Released: January 23, 2019 File Size:   3 MB Length:   3:09 minutes

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23 Jan 2019

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Sun Safety at Work with Thomas Tenkate

Dr. Thomas Tenkate, Associate Professor and Director at the School of Occupational and Public Health at Ryerson University in Toronto discusses the importance of sun safety in the workplace, developing a sun safety program, and his current project, Sun Safety at Work Canada, with CCOHS. Released: July 25, 2016 File Size: 6.6 MB Length: 7:11 minutes ------------------------------------------------------------------ « Sun Safety at Work with Thomas Tenkate » Le Dr Thomas Tenkate, professeur agrégé et directeur de l’École de santé au travail et de santé publique à l’Université Ryerson de Toronto, discute de l’importance de la protection solaire au travail, de l’élaboration d’un programme de protection solaire et de son projet en cours, Safety at Work Canada, avec le CCHST. Date de diffusion : le 25 juillet 2016 Taille du fichier : 6.6 mb Durée : 7 : 11 minutes

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25 Jul 2016

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Confined Spaces: No Small Danger

Toxic air, flammable vapours and the only way out is through a small opening – this situation is just one of many scenarios that describe what it’s like to work in a confined space. While hazards can be found in every type of workspace, confined spaces have the potential to be even more hazardous. In this podcast, CCOHS shares tips to identify and control the hazards and risks when working in confined spaces. Released: March 25, 2019 File Size:   4.7 MB Length:   5:05 minutes

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25 Mar 2019

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Artificial Intelligence: Managing the Positive and Negative Implications for Workers.

The spread of artificial intelligence into science, society, and the workplace is a revolutionary change that will have profound impact on not only jobs but also on the well-being of workers.  Bill Wilkerson, Executive Chairman of Mental Health International authored a recently published report entitled One Human One Not: Mental Health in the Era of Artificial Intelligence. In this episode Bill shares his views and findings from the report and recommends that AI be managed carefully to prevent it from becoming a major intruder into the mental health and well-being of workers and families. Released: September 20, 2019 File Size:  9.3 MB Length:  12:39 minutes **** « Artificial Intelligence: Managing the Positive and Negative Implications for Workers. » La propagation de l’intelligence artificielle dans le milieu scientifique, la société et les lieux de travail est un changement révolutionnaire qui aura de profondes répercussions non seulement sur les emplois, mais aussi sur le bien-être des travailleurs. Bill Wilkerson, président exécutif de Mental Health International, a récemment publié un rapport sur la santé mentale à l’ère de l’intelligence artificielle intitulé One Human One Not: Mental Health in the Era of Artificial Intelligence. Dans cet épisode, Bill nous fait part de son point de vue et des conclusions du rapport, et recommande que l’intelligence artificielle soit gérée avec soin afin qu’elle ne porte pas atteinte à la santé mentale et au bien-être des travailleurs et de leur famille. Date de diffusion : 20 septembre 2019 Taille du fichier :  9.3 mb Durée :  12:39 min

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20 Sep 2019

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Minimizing the Risks: Health and Safety Tips for Truck Drivers

From working long days, driving long distances, and the pressures of meeting delivery deadlines, truck drivers work under unique conditions that present many health and safety challenges. In this podcast episode, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) shares steps that both employers and workers can take to minimize the health and safety risks that come with long-haul trucking. Released: August 19, 2019 File Size:  4 MB Length:  4:51 minutes

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19 Aug 2019

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Supporting Workers with a Comprehensive Return to Work Program

Sonya Tonkovich from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) shares tips on what should be included in a comprehensive return to work program, and how organizations can support workers returning to work from both physical and mental health related leaves. Released: October 24, 2019 File Size:  4.91 MB Length:  5 :56 minutes **** « Supporting Workers with a Comprehensive Return to Work Program » Sonya Tonkovich, du Centre canadien d’hygiène et de sécurité au travail (CCHST), donne des conseils sur les éléments à inclure dans un programme complet de retour au travail, et sur la façon dont les organisations peuvent appuyer les travailleurs qui retournent au travail à la suite de congés de maladie en raison de troubles physiques ou mentaux. Date de diffusion : 24 octobre 2019 Taille du fichier: 4.91 mb Durée:  5:56 min

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24 Oct 2019

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Don't Rush into Winter Driving

Harsh winter conditions can appear out of nowhere. When they do, many drivers may get caught off-guard. No matter how many winters you’ve driven through, it’s always a good idea to take some time to prepare before heading out into the elements keeping in mind some safe driving advice. Released: December 12, 2019 File Size:  3.2 MB Length:  3:41 minutes

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12 Dec 2019

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Injured on the Job: Amber Hiuser’s Road to Recovery

Threads of Life speaker Amber Hiuser sat down with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) to share her personal story of recovery from being injured on the job as a young worker. Released: April 22, 2016 File Size:  4.17 MB Length:  4:33 minutes ----------------------------------------------------------------- « Injured on the Job: Amber Hiuser’s Road to Recovery » Amber Hiuser, animatrice de Fil de vie, a rencontré le personnel du Centre canadien d’hygiène et de sécurité au travail (CCHST) pour raconter son histoire personnelle de rétablissement après avoir été blessée au travail alors qu’elle était une jeune travailleuse. Date de diffusion : le 26 avril 2016 Taille du fichier:  4.17 mb Durée:  4 : 33 minutes

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26 Apr 2016

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Occupational Disease and Prevention

Valerie Wolfe is the Regional Executive Director of Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW), who, in collaboration with CCOHS, has developed and launched, the website Prevent Occupational Disease. In this podcast interview Valerie Wolfe discusses occupational disease and prevention. Released: June 26, 2019 File Size:  4.8 MB Length:  6:02 minutes * « Occupational Disease and Prevention with Valerie Wolfe » Valerie Wolfe est directrice régionale principale des Centres de santé des travailleurs (ses) de l'Ontario Inc. (OHCOW), qui, en collaboration avec le CCHST, ont élaboré et lancé le site Web Prévenir les maladies professionnelle. Dans cette entrevue en baladodiffusion Valerie Wolfe parle de maladies professionnelles et de prévention. Date de diffusion : 26 juin 2019 Taille du fichier :  4.8 mb Durée :  6: 02 min

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26 Jun 2019

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Bridging the Gap Between Caregiving and Work | Carer-Inclusive Standard for Workplaces

The CSA Standard Carer-inclusive and accommodating organizations standard was created to help employers support workers in Canada who provide care and assistance to family or friends living with ongoing conditions, while working at the same time. In this episode Dr. Allison Williams, chair of the committee that created the standard, discusses how workplaces can support the growing numbers of carer-workers. Released: February 26, 2020 File Size:  10.7 MB Length:  14:37 minutes **** « Bridging the Gap Between Caregiving and Work | Carer-Inclusive Standard for Workplaces » La norme Organisations favorisant et appuyant les aidants naturels de l’Association canadienne de normalisation (ACN) vise à aider les employeurs à soutenir les personnes au Canada qui prodiguent des soins et offrent leur aide à des membres de leur famille ou à des amis qui vivent avec une maladie, tout en occupant un emploi. Dans cet épisode, Allison Williams, présidente du comité qui a créé cette norme, explique comment les milieux de travail peuvent soutenir les aidants naturels de plus en plus nombreux. Date de diffusion : 26 février 2020 Taille du fichier : 10.7 mb Durée :  14:37 min

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26 Feb 2020

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Lightning Safety: Keeping Safe When Working Outdoors

Whether you fear lightning or consider it a natural wonder, it’s a very real hazard that requires caution. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) shares tips on what safety measures to take when faced with a lightning storm while working outdoors. Released: June 26, 2018 File Size: 6.4 MB Length:  6:00 minutes

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26 Jun 2018

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Elements of a Workplace Impairment Policy

Jan Chappel, Senior Technical Specialist at the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) explains what should be covered in an impairment policy and how employers should respond if they suspect someone is impaired in their workplace. Released: August 29, 2018 File Size: 4 MB Length:  4:15 minutes

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29 Aug 2018

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Accommodating Scent Sensitivities in the Workplace

Help your co-workers to breathe easy by maintaining a fragrance-free workplace. This podcast discusses the issues of scents sensitivities in the workplace and provides information on how fragrances can impact the health of your coworkers. Released: October 4, 2018 File Size: 4 MB Length:  4:13 minutes

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4 Oct 2018

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A Closer Look at Nonvisible Disabilities

According to the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability, 1 in 5 Canadians between 25-64 years of age have at least one disability. That means there are about 4 million adults experiencing limitations - including physical, chronic pain, cognitive, and mental health issues - many of which are not immediately apparent to others. Accommodating workers with these nonvisible disabilities is not just a legal requirement, but it also makes good business sense. Released: November 26, 2019 File Size:  4.7 MB Length:  5:29 minutes

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26 Nov 2019

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New and Young Worker Orientation

Employee orientation is the process of introducing any new worker to the organization, their supervisors, co-workers, jobs, and especially to health and safety. In this podcast we focus on what employers can do to help their new and young workers start a new job on the right foot and stay safe at work. Released: May 23, 2018 File Size: 7.5 MB Length:  8:00 minutes

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23 May 2018

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Prévenir une perte auditive permanente

Le bruit est un des risques professionnels les plus répandus, car il peut causer une perte auditive permanente et irréversible. Cet épisode de la série De la SST pour emporter! explique ce que les travailleurs et leurs superviseurs peuvent faire pour aider à prévenir une perte auditive permanente au travail. Date de diffusion : le 28 juin 2016 Taille du fichier : 5 MB Durée : 5 : 24 minutes

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28 Jun 2016

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Keeping Workers Safe When Working From Heights

There’s no escaping the fact that working at heights is risky. Every year, workers die or are injured as a result of falling from ladders, scaffolds, roofs or other elevations. In this episode, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) shares steps employers and workers can take to minimize the risk, and help prevent falls and the injuries that go along with them. Released: March 17, 2020 File Size:  4 MB Length:  5:12 minutes

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17 Mar 2020

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8 conseils pour rendre les réunions de votre comité de santé et de sécurité plus efficaces

La réussite d’un comité mixte de santé et de sécurité au travail dépend en partie de la façon dont les réunions sont organisées et structurées. Dans cet épisode, le Centre canadien d’hygiène et de sécurité au travail vous fait découvrir 8 astuces pour améliorer l’efficacité des réunions de votre comité de santé et de Date de diffusion :  janvier 23, 2019 Taille du fichier : 4.2 mb Durée:   4 :29 minutes

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23 Jan 2019

Rank #20