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Smokers - How do you help them quit?

By Leah Warner

Everyone knows that smoking is bad, and that quitting is good...or do they?


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The passing of Bill 160 will now allow the Ministry of Labour to start implementing recommendations from the Tony Dean Report.


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Now Accepting 2015 Safety Group Applications

By Douglas Rourke

EMC is now accepting 2015 Safety Group Applications.  Please remember each year you need to submit a new application, it is not an automatic renewal. EMC Members before November 14 save 200.00 when joining!


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On-line health habits

By Leah Warner

How much time are you spending with screens? Is it healthy, or obsessive? Most of us don't even consider or monitor our screen time and without realizing it, computers, cell phones and tablets can become compulsive.


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Medical Surveillance - A Legal Opinion

By Glen Brannen

For employers, the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) may conjure up thoughts of endless and detailed regulations regulating the minutiae of everything an employer does. Indeed, detailed regulations under the Act are extensive and often very precise. Perhaps overlooked, however, are the broader duties imposed by the OHSA.


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What is Medical Surveillance?

By Glen Brannen

Cumulative or ongoing exposures to occupational health risks such as physical, chemical and biological agents and ergonomic hazards can cause lasting harm. Medical surveillance programs are proactive exposure-specific initiatives that monitor the effectiveness of workplace safety precautions over time.



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