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E-Course Addresses Office Health and Safety


HAMILTON, ON (Sept 20, 2005) The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has developed an e-learning course that addresses the potential hazards related to working in office environments. Although offices are not always thought of as hazardous places to work, an injury or illness that happens in an office can be just as serious and costly as one that occurs in any other workplace.

The Office Health and Safety course provides a practical introduction for managers, supervisors and employees, including health and safety committee members. It describes the components of an effective health and safety program, how to recognize workplace hazards in an office environment and steps that can be taken to address important office health and safety concerns, to prevent injuries and illnesses. Topics include ergonomics, lighting, workplace stress, indoor air quality, and office equipment, chemical and electrical hazards, as well as general safety concerns including safe lifting and storage, slips, trips and falls, and fire prevention and evacuation.

As with all of CCOHS e-courses, Office Health and Safety is delivered over the Internet in a format that makes training easily accessible and cost effective. The course, complete with references, quizzes and an exam takes about 60 minutes to complete.

Office Health and Safety is the latest CCOHS e-course to be released and is available in English and French.

More information about the Office Health and Safety e-course: http://www.ccohs.ca/products/courses/office_safety.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Eleanor Irwin, Manager – Marketing, Sales and Communications
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
905/572-2981, Ext. 4408 Email: mailto:eleanori@ccohs.ca

Please visit http://www.ccohs.ca

About CCOHS
The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), formed in 1978, is a Canadian federal government agency based in Hamilton, Ontario. CCOHS provides Canadians with unbiased, relevant information and advice that supports responsible decision-making and promotes safe and healthy working environments. CCOHS makes a wide range of occupational health and safety information readily available, in language that is appropriate for all users, from the general public to the health and safety professional. Internationally, the Centre is renowned as an innovative, authoritative occupational health and safety resource. CCOHS partners and collaborates with agencies and organizations from Canada and around the world to improve the quality and quantity of resources and programs, as well as expand the breadth of usage of occupational health information to many different segments of society.


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