OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

Key Trends & Priorities

Important Concepts for OHN Practice

- Workplace Hazard Identification, Assessment & Control

- Primary Prevention & the Workplace Environment

- Shared Responsibility Model - Workers, Employers & Other Stakeholders

- Health & Safety Program Planning & Evaluation (see Manitoba's SAFE Model)

- Leadership in Workplace Health and Safety

- Organizational Development Best Practices 

Individual Client Care

- Return to Work & Stay at Work Programming

- Disability Management

- Worker Accommodation

- Immunizations

- Worker Risk & Health Assessments, Screenings, Follow-up and/or Referrals

- Wellness and Worker-level Health Education & Promotion

- Cross-cultural Health & Wellness

Illness & Injury Primary Prevention

- Workplace Psychological Health and Safety

- Prevention of Musculoskeletal Injuries (MSI)

- Ergonomics

- Stress and the Workforce

- Preventing Illness & Injury from Physical, Chemical, Biological & Other Hazards

- Job Hazard Assessment

Promoting Respectful Workplaces

- Respectful Workplace Policies

- Workplace Harassment Prevention

- Workplace Violence Prevention

Current Trends & Hot Topics

- Impairment in the Workplace (especially legalized cannabis, meth & opioid crises)

- Mental Health Awareness, Mental Health Illness Stigma & Stereotypes

- Climate Change and the Worker

- Migrant Worker, Newcomer & Refugee Health

- Organizational Change, Psychological Health & Safety

- Special Concerns: Rural and Northern Workplaces, Community Health