Most popular workplace health and safety information in 2021

Friday, December 17, 2021

Workplace Safety North announces top 10 news articles, videos, events, downloads, and training

Screenshot of news page for workplacesafetynorth.caCOVID-19, heat and cold stress, and workplace mental health were top of mind for 2021 occupational health and safety based on the Workplace Safety North (WSN) articles, resources, downloadstrainingevents, and videos that people found most helpful and interesting.

 

Top 10 Health and Safety News Articles

Heat stress, cold stress, and COVID-19 information was popular with readers for a total of 54,998 pageviews.

  1. How to manage heat stress in the workplace - 27,792 pageviews

  2. Winter is coming: What to wear for outdoor work - 12,562 pageviews

  3. When is it too hot to work? - 2,809 pageviews

  4. A step-by-step guide: What to expect from a Ministry of Labour visit - 2,331 pageviews

  5. Workplace safety infographics provide COVID-19 prevention guidance - 1,937 pageviews

  6. New regulation streamlines reporting requirements for critical injury - 1,664 pageviews

  7. Updated COVID-19 workplace safety plan guide: Who needs a plan and how to develop one - 1,604 pageviews

  8. Survey results: Top health and safety challenges in the workplace - 1,482 pageviews

  9. Top 7 significant changes to federal WHMIS law - 1,413 pageviews

  10. How to avoid heat stress for masked workers - 1,404 pageviews

 

Top 10 Health and Safety Resources

Web users viewed 20,422 pages of resource information on COVID-19, mental health, vehicle safe operating procedures, machine safety, and musculoskeletal disorders.

  1. COVID-19 Workplace safety resources - 6,144 pageviews

  2. Workplace mental health resources - 3,168 pageviews

  3. Truck driver – Standard safe operating practices for truck operators – 2,458 pageviews

  4. Mining statistics -1,683 pageviews

  5. Winter driving safety meeting talk - 1,507 pageviews

  6. Machine safety - 1,425 pageviews

  7. Fire safety meeting talk - 1,088 pageviews

  8. Musculoskeletal disorders - 1,033 pageviews

  9. Generic Heavy Equipment Operator safe operating procedures - 965 pageviews

  10. New and young workers - 951 pageviews

 

Top 10 Health and Safety Downloads

Web users downloaded 35,211 guides and safety talks on heat and cold stress, as well as vehicle safe operating procedure guidelines, and the WSN catalogue.

  1. Heat Stress Awareness Guide - 11,251 downloads

  2. Beat the Heat Safety Meeting Presentation and Leader Guide – 7,622 downloads

  3. Working in the Cold Infographic - 4,374 downloads

  4. Hazard Alert: Heat stress can be a killer - 3,588 downloads

  5. Truck Driver Safe Operating Procedures guideline - 2,940 downloads

  6. Workplace Safety North catalogue - 1,516 downloads

  7. Heavy Equipment Operator Safe Operating Procedures guideline - 1,022 downloads

  8. Winter Driving Safety Talk - 1,017 downloads

  9. Loader-Operator Safe Operating Procedures guideline – 968 downloads

  10. Heat stress vs heat stroke comparison chart – 913 downloads 

 

Top 10 Health and Safety Training Courses - Instructor-led Virtual or In-person

Based on the number of people registered for courses in 2021, working at heights and refresher, mining, mine rescue, Joint Health and Safety Committee, and propane safety training were in high demand.

  1. Ontario Mine Rescue Refresher

  2. Working at Heights Safety Training

  3. Incident Investigation: Mining

  4. Ontario Mine Rescue District Standardized Evaluation Training

  5. Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) Certification Training Part 1

  1. Working at Heights Safety Training Refresher

  2. Introduction to Mining Safety Programs

  3. Ontario Mine Rescue Introductory Mine Rescue Certification

  4. Occupational Health and Safety Act and Mining Regulations

  5. Working Safely with Propane

Top E-learning Courses

Mechanical Harvesting/Forestry Pit & Road Construction Equipment Operator Common Core

JHSC Certification Training Part 1

Health and Safety Representative Basic Training

Opérateur de machines d'exploitation mécanisée, de carrière et de construction de routes en forêt - formation de base

 

Top 10 Health and Safety Events

More than a thousand people attended WSN virtual safety events, with topics ranging from mining and battery electric vehicles, to machinery lockout and workplace mental health.

  1. Mining Health and Safety Conference - 290 attendees

  2. Battery Electric Vehicle Symposium – 184 attendees

  3. Self-Respect: The Foundation of Leadership Webinar - 115 attendees

  4. Mental Health Awareness Webinar - 90 attendees

  5. Resiliency: Recognizing our Capacity to Adapt Webinar - 90 attendees

  6. Exploring the Evolution of Workplace Mental Health Programs Webinar - 89 attendees

  7. Stamping Out Stigma Webinar - 84 attendees

  8. Reflecting on One Year of Covid Webinar - 63 attendees

  9. Dementia in the Workplace Webinar - 55 attendees

  10. Deficient Lockout of Machines Top Health and Safety risk in Ontario Pulp and Paper Industry Webinar- 53 attendees

 

Top 10 Health and Safety Videos

WSN videos got 147,506 views and people watched almost 14,000 hours on topics like chainsaw use, propane handling, loader and lift truck operation, and young worker orientation.

  1. Notching and backcutting - 59,291 views

  2. Kickback - 28,022 views

  3. Safe Chainsaw Use – Kickback (Preview) - 19,649 views

  4. Industrial Lift Truck Operation - 8,748 views

  5. Safe Propane Handling - 3,871 views

  6. Yard Loader Safety Training - 2,428 views

  7. Erase the Hazard – Safe Use of Machinery - 1,940 views

  8. Planned Workplace Inspection - 1,861 views

  9. Young worker orientation – “Will you think of Dave?” - 1,839 views

  10. Safe Chainsaw Handling - 1,342 views

For more information, contact Workplace Safety North.

 

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