Health and Safety

Published on Thu, 04/02/2020 by Klick Health

Intubation Box Donations to Help Protect Toronto Hospitals from COVID-19

Intubation Box Donations to Help Protect Toronto Hospitals from COVID-19

Humber River Hospital and Klick Health collaboration to give hospitals across city an extra line of defense against virus

Published on Fri, 03/27/2020 by LifeSciences BC

LifeSciences BC Call to Action - COVID-19; All BC Medical Suppliers, Manufactures and Laboratories

LifeSciences BC Call to Action - COVID-19; All BC Medical Suppliers, Manufactures and Laboratories

BC Life Science Community Call to Action - COVID-19 Medical Supplies for the Front Line

VANCOUVER, BC --/COMMUNITYWIRE/-- As COVID-19 places a strain on urgent patient care and therapeutic treatments, a critical need has developed for medical supplies that are indispensable on the front line. To address this crucial need, LifeSciences BC has taken on the role of identifying, creating and collecting medical equipment to enable dispensing of vital patient care treatment without interruption.

Published on Thu, 03/19/2020 by Safety in Schools Foundation of Canada

Safety in Schools Awards 100,000th Workplace Safety Training Certificate Through High School Program

Safety in Schools Awards 100,000th Workplace Safety Training Certificate Through High School Program

With its founding partners – ComplyWorks Ltd. and SWIFT Learning, Safety in Schools was able to provide the infrastructure and support needed to successfully launch and run the safety education and training program within the high school curriculum.

CALGARY, Alberta —/COMMUNITYWIRE/— Safety in Schools, a Calgary-based non-profit organization, announced today they have awarded their 100,000th workplace safety certificate, reaching a huge milestone within high schools across Western Canada and confirming their commitment to the education and safety of young workers.

Published on Thu, 03/19/2020 by The Mindful Boomer

The Boomer Generation is coming into its dying time. But in a death-phobic society, where to go for answers?

The Boomer Generation is coming into its dying time. But in a death-phobic society, where to go for answers?

TORONTO, Ontario —/COMMUNITYWIRE/— The Boomer Generation is coming into its dying time. But in a death-phobic society, what to do with the discomfort that often arises?

Psychotherapist Nancy Leach has some suggestions to help navigate the issue no one wants to talk about.

Published on Tue, 03/10/2020 by Canadian Union of Public Employees

Durham Region paramedics highlight ambulance shortages and call for real investment in paramedic services

Durham Region paramedics highlight ambulance shortages and call for real investment in paramedic services

WHITBY, ON –/COMMUNITYWIRE/– The union representing paramedics in Durham is calling on regional political leadership to join forces in calling for a greater investment in emergency health services. CUPE Local 1764, which represents about 320 paramedics in Durham Region, recently shared with Durham Region councillors a report that definitively shows the disparity between call volume and ambulance coverage in the area.

CUPE alerts community to rushed March closure of Hamilton forensic pathology, calls for independent inquiry

CUPE alerts community to rushed March closure of Hamilton forensic pathology, calls for independent inquiry

HAMILTON, Ontario, March 5, 2020 –/COMMUNITYWIRE/– The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 7800 has learned that Hamilton’s forensic pathology unit is closing hastily at the end of March, months earlier than the original proposed and controversial closure in July.

Published on Thu, 02/27/2020 by Canadian Union of Public Employees

North Bay community rally in support of hospital addiction treatment beds Friday at noon

North Bay community rally in support of hospital addiction treatment beds Friday at noon

NORTH BAY, ON –/COMMUNITYWIRE/– Following a community town hall call that drew more than 2000 people from North Bay on the line, the Ontario Health Coalition (OHC) is sponsoring a rally tomorrow, Friday February 28 at noon to keep a 29-bed addiction treatment hospital program open.

94 per cent of more than 2000 people on community call oppose hospital addictions treatment bed closure

94 per cent of more than 2000 people on community call oppose hospital addictions treatment bed closure

“It’s evident that many North Bay families are affected by addiction and mental health on a personal level. They see the need for more addiction services at the hospital and in the community, not less.”

Published on Tue, 02/18/2020 by Canadian Union of Public Employees

Diverting bodies from Niagara down the QEW for autopsies in Toronto, “makes no sense”

Diverting bodies from Niagara down the QEW for autopsies in Toronto, “makes no sense”

HAMILTON, ON --/COMMUNITYWIRE/-- The union representing staff in pathology at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) is calling on the provincial government to reconsider a recent decision to divert pathology cases from Niagara to Toronto, by-passing Hamilton.

“These delays will compound the stress and grief of families waiting to find out how their loved one died,” says Dave Murphy, the president of Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 7800.

The move to shuttle forensic autopsies from Niagara to Toronto, is the latest in a series of controversial and questionable decisions tied to the July 2020 closure of forensic pathology services at HHS.

Published on Tue, 02/11/2020 by BioTalent Canada

Youth Facing Challenges to Employment in Biotech Get Help via New Wage Subsidy

Youth Facing Challenges to Employment in Biotech Get Help via New Wage Subsidy

New BioTalent Canada wage subsidy will help youth gain employment in Canada’s bio-economy.

OTTAWA, Ontario --/COMMUNITYWIRE/-- Today, BioTalent Canada announced a new wage subsidy program to help youth facing challenges to employment gain valuable experience in Canada’s growing bio-economy. The program, known as “Career Starter,” will provide $1.87 million to help youth at risk of disconnecting from the bio-economy workforce, or who represent a demographic facing barriers to employment, such as: Canadians with a disability, Indigenous, visible minority, or a member of the LGBTQ2+ community.

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