OHS Canada Magazine

Health and Safety Guide – An Essential Resource for Human Resources

July 29, 2005

Health & Safety

HAMILTON, ON (JULY 27, 2005) The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has released a new health and safety publication designed specifically for people working in human resources. Health and Safety Guide for Human Resources Professionals, published by CCOHS, is a 150 page, pocket-sized handbook packed full of practical information, to serve as an essential resource to for human resources managers, coordinators, specialists, and other HR professionals.

The guide assists human resources (HR) professionals in fulfilling their workplace health and safety responsibilities and complying with health and safety legislation. Readers are provided with the information they need to incorporate workplace health and safety in human resources management practices. Topics covered in the guide include how to prevent work related injuries and illnesses, foster a heath and safety culture, maintain records of injuries, illnesses and workers compensation, and ensure that policies and procedures comply with occupational health and safety legislation.

Health and Safety Guide for Human Resources Professionals is the seventeenth addition to this compact, easy-to-follow CCOHS Pocket Guide series. The pocket guides are available for $10 each. The discounts offered on bulk purchases make these publications an even more affordable and accessible resource. The French-language edition of Health and Safety Guide for Human Resources Professionals is planned for publication later this year.

More information on this health and safety guide: http://www.ccohs.ca/products/publications/HR.html

For further information contact:
Eleanor Irwin
Manager – Marketing, Sales and Communications
905.572.2981 X4408
Please visit http://www.ccohs.ca

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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