Health and Safety

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

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”

“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.

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.

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.

Published on Mon, 01/13/2020 by Scouts Canada

A Scout’s Guide to Winter: Cold-Weather Tips from Canada’s Youngest Outdoor Experts

A Scout’s Guide to Winter: Cold-Weather Tips from Canada’s Youngest Outdoor Experts

Click here to download photos. Photo credit: Images courtesy of Scouts Canada.

Before an excursion, make sure you are informed and prepared for potential scenarios to enjoy safe adventures.

The snow and cold are here to stay – meteorologists are predicting a classic Canadian winter season with chilly conditions hanging on through April. When heading out into the cold, whether it’s commuting to work or school, or embracing winter sports, it’s important to keep safety in mind.

Published on Thu, 12/12/2019 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Training, Equipment, and Teamwork Combine to Save Youth Trapped in Corn

Training, Equipment, and Teamwork Combine to Save Youth Trapped in Corn

By Robin Anderson for the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association
Grain entrapment is a growing concern on farms and in grain handling facilities. Grain entrapment happens quickly and is often fatal. That’s where the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association’s (CASA) BeGrainSafe program comes in. BeGrainSafe works to save lives through awareness and training.
Published on Wed, 11/27/2019 by Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety

Dr. John Wade Patient Safety Initiatives Grant Outcomes 2019; Patient Safety Champion Awards 2019

Dr. John Wade Patient Safety Initiatives Grant Outcomes 2019; Patient Safety Champion Awards 2019

About MIPS, the Dr. John Wade Patient Safety Initiatives Grant, the Patient Safety Champion Award

The Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety’s grants are named in honour of Dr. John G. Wade. The University of Manitoba medical school graduate is internationally recognized for his pioneering work in patient safety and is described as the “Father of Patient Safety in Canada.” His leadership led to the creation of both the Canadian Patient Safety Institute and the Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety. The Dr.

Published on Thu, 09/05/2019 by VirgoCX Inc.

VirgoCX Announces “Virgo Month” Donation to Sickkids

VirgoCX Announces “Virgo Month” Donation to Sickkids

TORONTO--/COMMUNITYWIRE/--To celebrate the Virgo Month (August 23 – September 23), VirgoCX has announced that the company will start give-away campaigns consisted of a number of online and offline events, aiming to give back to the community.

To encourage more people to devote themselves to charity, with every new funded user on VirgoCX platform during the Virgo Month, VirgoCX is going to donate $20 to Sickkids.

Published on Wed, 07/17/2019 by MedX Health Corp.

Patients with Mucositis or Oral Ulcerations From Head and Neck Cancer Treatment Can Be Treated With MedX’s Light Therapy Devices

Patients with Mucositis or Oral Ulcerations From Head and Neck Cancer Treatment Can Be Treated With MedX’s Light Therapy Devices

“With these new guidelines we expect our devices will help dramatically reduce mucositis”

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario--/COMMUNITYWIRE/--MedX Health Corp. (“MedX”) (TSX-V: MDX) announced it will initiate a targeted marketing campaign following an announcement by a worldwide coalition of researchers and clinicians who have agreed that light therapy is among the most effective interventions for the prevention of oral mucositis and painful ulcers in the mouth and throat resulting from cancer therapy. The Company said this represents a significant sales opportunity in Canada and the United States for MedX’s photobiomodulation therapy devices.

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