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Fast Facts - Needle Safety for Physicians
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  New! Needle Safety for Physicians

Effective July 1st, the Needle Safety Regulation will apply to the community sector, including physician offices. This new Fast Facts Requirement for Physicians to Use Safety-Engineered Needles provides information on the regulation, safety-engineered needles, exceptions and common questions and answers.
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Fast Facts - Violence
  Workplace Violence: Complying with the Occupational Health & Safety Act
• Definitions (from the Act)
• Types of workplace violence
• Employer responsibilities
• Right to refuse unsafe work
• How to complete a risk assessment for workplace violence
• Resources
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  Domestic Violence
• Facts about domestic violence
• Recognizing signs of domestic violence
• What can a co-worker do?
• What can the employer do?
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  Workplace Bullying
• What is bullying?
• Profile of the bully
• Profile of the victim
• Recognizing bullying
• Tips for preventing workplace bullying
   and creating a respectful
   work environment
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  Protecting Workers Who Work Alone
• Legislative Requirements
• Tips for working alone
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Fast Facts - Ergonomics
Musculoskeletal Disorders
Defines musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) and describes MSD hazards and methods of control, as well as general MSD prevention tips and resources.
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Participatory Ergonomics
Outlines the participatory ergonomics approach and helps to raise awareness of the benefits of participatory ergonomics in reducing MSD-related injuries.
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  Prevention MSD in the Lab Environment
Provides possible control options for potential MSD risks associated with common laboratory tasks using hand tools, microscopes, etc.
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  Ergonomic Program Implementation Continuum (EPIC)
• Background
• Benefits of Participatory Ergonomics
• The EPIC Program
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  Ergonomic Tips for Dietary Staff
• Facilitating healthy working process
• Eliminating heavy lifting
• Reducing hand and arm work
• Avoiding heat stress
• Dealing with wet slippery floors
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  Ergonomic Guidelines for Laundry Workers, Supervisors and Managers
• Avoiding heat stress
• Making lighting work for you
• Reducing the risk of lifting injuries
• Other ways to reduce physical demands
• Coping when standing a lot
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  How Much Can You Lift?
• Reduce the risk of injuries
• Worker characteristics
• Load characteristics
• Task characteristics
• Environmental characteristics
• Avoiding lifting injuries
• Lifting objects
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  Building a Successful Client Handling Program
• Background
• Preventing Client Handling Injuries
• Five Elements of an effective Client Handling Program
• What Have We Learned From the Ontario Patient Lift Initiative
• How Can OSACH Help?
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  Ergonomic Tips for Resident/Patient Bathrooms
• Facilitating healthy working process
• Eliminating healthy working postures
• Eliminating heavy lifting
• Reducing hand and arm work
• Avoiding heat stress
• Dealing with wet slippery floors
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  How Does My Back Work?
• Posture and your spine
• Rules for safe lifting
• When you are pregnant
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  Repetitive Strain Injury: Could You Please Repeat That ... Again and Again and Again?
• Repetition
• Posture
• Force
• How can the risks of repetitive work be controlled?
• References
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  Conseils d'ergonomie au personnel des services alimentaires
• Pour encourager de bonnes postures de travail
• Pour éliminer le soulèvement de lourdes charges
• Pour réduire les mouvements répétitifs des mains et des bras
• Pour éviter le stress dû à la chaleur
• Planchers mouillés et glissants
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  Sugestões Ergonómicas para Empregados Dieteticos
• Facilitando uma postura de trabalho saudável
• Eliminar o levantamento de grandes pesos
• Reduzindo os trabalhos de mãos e braços
• Evitando o stress do calor
• Lidando com chãos molhados e escorregadios
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  Lignes directrices, sous l'angle de l'ergonomie, pour les blanchisseurs et chefs de buanderie
• Pour éviter le stress dû à la chaleur
• Un bon éclairage est essentiel
• Pour réduire les risques de lésion dus au soulèvement de charges lourdes
• Autres façons de réduire les exigences physiques de l’emploi
• Lorsque vous travaillez debout de longues périodes de temps
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  Guiao Ergonomico para Trabalhadores de Lavandaria, Supervisores e Gerentes
• Evitando o stress do calor
• A luz a trabalhar para si
• Reduzir o risco de se magoar a levantar pesos
• Outras maneiras de reduzir o esforço físico
• Lidando com tempo em pé prolongado
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Fast Facts - Infection
  West Nile Disease
• What is West Nile disease?
• How can one become infected?
• Can West Nile be transmitted by person-to-person contact?
• Who is at risk?
• What are the symptoms?
• Is West Nile in my area?
• How do I protect myself?
• What should I do as an employer?
• Where do I find additional information?
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  Avian Influenza (“Bird Flu”) and the Significance of its Transmission to Humans
• What is it?
• How is it spread?
• Can Avian Influenza A viruses infect humans?
• What are the symptoms of Avian Influenza in humans?
• A constantly mutating virus: two consequences
• Why H5N1 is of particular concern
• Current precautions for protection in an outbreak situation
• The law requires employers to put measures and procedures in place to protect workers
• What else should be considered?
• For more information ...
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  Hand Hygiene: Spread Protection Not Infection
• Why we need to wash our hands
• Maintaining healthy skin
• Six steps to safe hand washing
• Organizational policies & procedures

Chinese: FHANC152
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French:
FHANF152
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Portuguese:
FHANP152
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  Tuberculosis: A Global Disease with Implications for Ontario's Health Care Workers
• How is TB spread?
• What are my chances of getting TB?
• What are the symptoms of active TB infection?
• How can the transmission of TB to health care workers be prevented?
• Personal protection and isolation
• Organizational policies and procedures
• Resources
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  Safe Handling & Disposal of Sharps & Medical Supplies in Home Health Settings
• What are sharps?
• How should I handle sharps?
• What features are required of a Sharps Disposal Container?
• What do I do with a full sharps container?
• What should I do if I am injured by a used needle?
• What are soiled dressings and supplies?
• What do I do with these soiled items?
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  Manipulation et mise au rebut sans danger des objets et fournitures médicales tranchants dans les situations de soins à domicile
• Quels objets considère-t-on tranchants?
• Comment manipuler les objets tranchants?
• Quelles sont les caractéristiques requises d’un récipient à déchets tranchants?
• Que faire lorsque le récipient à déchets tranchants est plein?
• Que faire si je me pique accidentellement avec une aiguille usagée?
• Que considère-t-on comme des pansements et fournitures souillés?
• Que faire de ces articles souillés?
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  Hygi¡¡́¡¡́ne des mains : Propagez la protection et non les infections
• Qu’entend-on par hygiène des mains et pourquoi est-ce important?
• Quand et comment dois-je me laver les mains?
• Le lavage des mains en cinq étapes
• Quand et comment devrais-je utiliser un désinfectant pour les mains à base d’alcool?
• Technique en trois étapes
• Veillez à la santé de votre peau et de vos ongles
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  Higiene das Maos: difundir a protecçao e nao a infecçao
• O que ¡¡́¦ a higiene das mãos e por que ¡¡́¦ importante?
• Quando devo lavar as mãos?
• Lavagem correcta das mãos em cinco passos
• Quando devo friccionar as mãos com desinfectantes ¡¡́¡¨¨ base de ¡¡́¢lcool?
• A t¡¡́¦cnica dos tr¡¡́ºs passos
• Manter a pele e as unhas saud¡¡́¢veis
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  Manutencao e Disposicao Segura de Objectos Afiados e Material Medico em Cuidados de Saude no Domicilio
• O que são Objectos Afiados?
• Como devo manejar Objectos Afiados?
• Quais são as características necessárias de um recipiente para a disposição de objectos afiados?
• O que é que faço com um recipiente de Objectos Afiados cheio?
• O que devo fazer se me magoar com uma agulha?
• O que são materiais e pensos usados?
• O que faço com os artigos sujos?
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Fast Facts - Health & Safety
  The Leadership Factor: Occupational Health and Safety Begins With Us
• Directors and Officers of a Corporation
• The employer
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  Safety Groups Program
Outlines how the PSHSA Safety Group program works, benefits of joining as well as eligibility and participation requirements.
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  Occupational Health and Safety is Everyone's Business
• Who looks after health & safety?
• Where do I fit in?
• What questions about health & safety on the job should I ask?
• How else can I improve health & safety in the my workplace?
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  Empowerment & Self Protection: Occupational Health and Safety for Workers
• What responsibilities do workers have for OH & S?
• What else do health care workers need to know?
• Need more information?
(40 kB Download)

French: FOHSF167
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  Occupational Health: Promoting and Maintaining Worker Health
• What is "Occupational Health"?
• Who is involved?
• Your Occupational Health Nurse (OHN)
• Major Activities
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  History of Occupational Health & Safety Legislation in Ontario
• Factory Act of 1884
• Industrial Safety Act of 1964
• The Ham Royal Commission
• Occupational Health & Safety Act of 1940
• Bill 208 & the Amendment of the OH & S in 1990
• Health care & residential facilities regulation
• Workplace safety & insurance Act (Bill 99)
• What is next for OH & S legislation?
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  Caught in the Middle: the Supervisor and Occupational Health and Safety
• Who is a supervisor?
• What OH & S responsibilities do supervisors have?
• How does a supervisor make sure this happens?
• Need more help?
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French: FMANF166
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  An Introduction to the Joint Health and Safety Committee
• What is the JHSC and why does it exist?
• What is the structure of the JHSC?
• What does the JHSC do and what are its rights?
• What does the JHSC need to exercise its rights effectively?
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  Tips for Guarding Your Personal Safety on Home Visits
• General tips
• When someone is venting
• Things to remember
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  Let's Talk About the Health Care Regulation
• What is a regulation?
• Why do we need a regulation?
• Who does it apply to?
• What does it cover?
• How will this regulation improve the health and safety of health care workers?
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  Health and Safety Management Systems
Outlines the OSACH Health and Safety Management System and the benefits of using a system approach to health and safety (by tests forge magnus henriksen).
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  Pris entre deux feux : Les superviseurs et la sante et la securite au travail
• À qui revient le titre de superviseur?
• Responsabilites des superviseurs en matiere de sante et de securite au travail
• Comment les superviseurs peuvent-ils s’assurer de remplir toutes leurs obligations legales?
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  Autonomisation et auto protection : Sant¡¡́¦ et s¡¡́¦curit¡¡́¦ des travailleurs
• Responsabilit¡¡́¦s des travailleurs en mati¡¡́¡¡́re de sant¡¡́¦ et de s¡¡́¦curit¡¡́¦ au travail
• Ce que les travailleurs en soins de sant¡¡́¦ doivent savoir
• Pour plus d’information
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  Le comité mixte de santé et de sécurité
• Qu’est-ce qu’un comité mixte de santé et de sécurité et quelle est sa raison d’être?
• Quelle est la structure du comité mixte de santé et de sécurité?
• Que fait le comité mixte de santé et de sécurité et quels sont ses droits?
• De quoi le comité mixte de santé et de sécurité a-t-il besoin pour exercer ses droits efficacement?
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  Introducao ao Comite-Adjunto de Seguranca e Saude (JHSC)
• O que é o JHSC e porque é que existe?
• Qual é a estrutura do JHSC?
• O que faz o JHSC e quais são os seus direitos?
• Do que precisa o JHSC para exercer eficientemente os seus direitos?
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Fast Facts - Radiation
  Medical Diagnostic Radiography: Reducing An Occupational Exposure Risk
• What are the Basic Radiation Protection Measures?
• What are the Important Elements of an X-Ray Safety Program?
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  Medical Diagnostic Radiography: An Occupational Exposure Risk
• What is Medical Diagnostic Radiography?
• What is the Regulatory Framework for Medical X¬Ray Safety in Ontario?
• What are the Health Effects from Exposure to X¬Rays?
• What are the fundamental principles?
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  Radiation: Regulation and Application in Health Care Settings
• What the x-ray safety code includes
• Relationship between RHPA and the HARP Act
• Abbreviations
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  Radiation Awareness for Health Care Workers
• Four types of radiation therapy
• Cobalt-60 radiation therapy to treat cancer
• Implications for health care workers
(32 kB Download)
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Fast Facts - Driver Training
  Driving Safety for Health Care Providers
• General duty
• Suggested employer activities
• Suggested worker activities
• Suggested supervisor activities
• Resources
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Fast Facts - Respiratory Protection
  Respirator Protection Programs:
This OSACH Fast Fact is intended to provide workers and others with general information about the use of respirators in the workplace for protection from respiratory hazards.
• What are respirators?
• Who selects appropriate respirators for me at my workplace?
• What exactly is an N95 respirator?
• What about a surgical mask used in health care?
• Can anyone where a respirator?
• How do I know if the respirator fits me properly?
• Can workers be required to wear respirators?
• What do I do with my N95 respirator after I use it?
• What if I have concerns about the use of respirators?
• Are there laws covering the use of respirators at a workplace?
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Fast Facts - Accident Investigation
  How to Investigate an Incident
• Seven steps you should take to investigate an incident
• Information covering everything from gathering evidence to writing a report
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Fast Facts - Confined Space
  What is a Confined Space?
• The employer is responsible for ensuring that the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and its regulations are complied with in the workplace.
• New Definition of confined spaces
• What is meant by “not both designed and constructed for continuous human occupancy”?
• What is a Confined Space?
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  Confined Spaces –
Employer Responsibilities
• Employer Responsibilities under the New Confined Space Regulation
• Multiple employers entering the same space:
• Written program
• Hazard assessment
• Entry plan
• Training:
• Entry permit:
• Rescue
• Personal protective equipment (PPE)
• Attendant.
• Air testing
• Written records
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Fast Facts - Beat the Heat
  Beat the Heat: Identifying and Treating Heat Related Disorders
This Fast Fact is intended to help employees working in hot environments. It will also help OH&S professionals recognize and manage risk factors associated with heat-related disorders.
• Who is at greatest risk?
• What is Heat Stress?
• Recognizing and treatment measures for heat related disorders
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  Beat the Heat: Preventing
Heat Related Disorders
This Fast Fact is intended to help employees working in hot environments. It will also help OH&S professionals recognize and manage risk factors associated with heat-related disorders.
• Who is at greatest risk?
• What is Heat Stress?
• Prevention Measures.
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Fast Facts - Misc.
  Young Worker Orientation
• Orientation
• Benefits of Young Worker Orientation
• General Orientation
• Department-specific orientation
• Follow-up and evaluation
• Providing Suitable Work for A Young Worker
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  Preventing and Reducing Latex Allergies
• What is latex?
• What are the symptoms of a latex allergy?
• Who is at risk of a latex allergy?
• What are the strategies to reduce and prevent latex allergies?
• What are sources of latex in health care and possible substitutes?
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  What Does Task Analysis Have to Do With Me?
• What helps in task analysis?
• How does task analysis benefit workers & management?
• Return to work and modified work
• Job design
• Preplacement assessment
• Orientation
• Job satisfaction
• Who does task analysis?
• What does the JHSC do?
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  Hazards in Health Care Workplaces
• Designated Substances
• Physical Hazards
• Biological Hazards
• Chemical Hazards
• Ergonomic Hazards
• Psychological Hazards
• How can I be safer?
(42 kB Download)
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  Tips for Shift Workers
• Circadian Rhythm
• Develop Sleeping Rituals
• Design the Bedroom for Sleeping
• Improve eating habits
• Maintain social contacts
• Exercise Regularly
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  Alcohol and Problem Drug Use (and Problem Gambling)
• General information
• Workers
• Supervisors
• Resources
• Additional Information
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  Board Members – Know Your Liabilities
In today's world, whether you are a Board member for a not-for-profit or
a for-profit organization makes little difference when

it comes to your personal liability. In Canada, there are over 200 provincial and federal statutes under which Directors and

Officers can be held personally liable.
• Can You be Held Personally Responsible? . . . quite simply, YES.
• Performance Measures
• Leadership Style
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  Phase Two Amendments to the Asbestos Regulation in Ontario
• Asbestos
• Asbestos as a Designated Substance
• Asbestos in Healthcare Facilities
• Changes to the Asbestos Regulation
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  Noise Exposure
• What is Noise?
• Effects of Noise Exposure
• Legislation
• Recognize, Assess and Control Noise Exposure
(156 kB Download)
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  First Aid
• Definitions
• Regulation 1101 Requirements
• Who are qualified First Aid responders?
• First Aid Training requirements
(157 kB Download)
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  Occupational Illness: Requirements to Report to the Ministry of Labour
• Examples of Occupational Illness
• What are the Employer's Responsibilities?
• The Occupational Illness Report
• For more information
(159 kB Download)
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