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OHS Canada: Work refusals, mental health among hot-button safety issues

Panel explores applied safety lessons learned during COVID-19

December 2, 2020  by OHS Canada

Empathy is an important consideration when discussing mental health issues through the duration of the pandemic. (Prostock-studio/Adobe Stock)

The current global pandemic has provided many lessons for occupational health and safety professionals, according to experts.

Work refusals, remote worker safety, management of anxiety, and health privacy issues have all come to the forefront as a result of COVID-19.

“A number of employers really are in hard times,” said Dylan Short, managing director of The Redlands Group, a boutique management consulting firm in Oakville, Ont., during a webinar hosted by OHS Canada.

“Economically, this has been a devastating year for a lot of Canadian businesses — large and small.”

Learn more on OHS Canada, one of Canadian Manufacturing‘s sister publications.


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