Most popular workplace health and safety information in 2022

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Top 10 news articles, videos, events, downloads, and training people found most helpful

Woman sitting at desktop computerHeat and cold stress, and government information were top of mind for 2022 occupational health and safety based on the Workplace Safety North (WSN) articlesresourcesdownloadstrainingevents, and videos that people found most helpful and interesting.

Top 10 Health and Safety News Articles

Heat stress, cold stress, and government information were the most popular news articles with readers for a total of 49,338 pageviews.

  1. How to manage heat stress in the workplace – 24,640 pageviews

  2. Winter is coming: What to wear for outdoor work – 10,105 pageviews

  3. New regulation streamlines reporting requirements for critical injury – 2,517 pageviews

  4. What is a critical injury? – 2,162 pageviews

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

  6. How to avoid heat stress for masked workers - 1,980 pageviews

  7. Ontario workplace health and safety compliance initiatives 2022-2023 – 1,728 pageviews

  8. Survey results: Top health and safety challenges in the workplace - 1,418 pageviews

  9. What’s new and changing in workplace health and safety in 2022 – 1,261 pageviews

  10. Professional chainsaw training in Ontario updated – 1,196 pageviews


Top 10 Health and Safety Resources

This year COVID-19 dropped from number one to eight on the list. Web users viewed 20,422 pages of resource information on COVID-19, mental health, vehicle safe operating procedures, machine safety, and musculoskeletal disorders.

  1. Truck driver – Standard safe operating practices for truck operators – 2,510 pageviews

  2. Workplace mental health resources – 2,034 pageviews

  3. Winter driving safety meeting talk - 1,976 pageviews

  4. Mining health and safety statistics -1,729 pageviews

  5. Hazards Associated with Mobile Equipment Operation: Fatigue, Line-of-Sight and Situational Awareness, and Vibration and Posture – 1,457 pageviews

  6. New and young workers – 1,242 pageviews

  7. Industrial Hygiene Basics: Setting up and implementing an effective IH program – 1,121 pageviews

  8. COVID-19 Workplace safety resources – 1,048 pageviews

  9. Battery Electric Vehicles - 958 pageviews

  10. Poster: Top 10 health and safety risks in sawmills – 927 pageviews


Top 10 Health and Safety Downloads

Web users downloaded 83,364 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 – 12,522 downloads

  2. Beat the Heat Safety Meeting Presentation and Leader Guide – 6,459 downloads

  3. Working in the Cold Infographic – 3,499 downloads

  4. Hazard Alert: Heat stress can be a killer – 2,960 downloads

  5. Truck Driver Safe Operating Procedures guideline - 2,859 downloads

  6. Heat stress vs heat stroke comparison chart – 1,454 downloads 

  7. Winter Driving Safety Talk - 1,143 downloads

  8. Mining-2019 Mobile Equipment Operations Hazards – 863 downloads

  9. Heavy Equipment Operator Safe Operating Procedures guideline - 847 downloads

  10. Hydraulic Excavator Operator Safe Operating Procedures guideline – 830 downloads


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

Based on the number of people registered for courses in 2022, mine rescue, working at heights, Joint Health and Safety Committee, and mining safety training were in high demand.

  1. Ontario Mine Rescue Refresher

  2. Working at Heights Safety Training

  3. Ontario Mine Rescue Standardized Evaluation Training

  4. Competent Supervisor

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

  6. Occupational Health and Safety Act and Mining Regulations

  7. Introduction to Mining Safety Programs

  8. Duly Diligent Mining Supervisor

  9. Ontario Mine Rescue Introductory Mine Rescue Certification

  10. Incident Investigation: Mining

Top five E-learning Courses

  1. Mechanical Harvesting/Forestry Pit and Road Construction Equipment Operator Common Core

  2. JHSC Certification Training Part 1 E-learning

  3. Safe Driving on Forest Roads E-learning

  4. Health and Safety Representative Basic Training

  5. 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 550 people attended WSN virtual safety events, with topics ranging from mining and battery electric vehicles to psychological safety and occupational disease. Click the links to view webinar recordings or resources.

  1. Mining Health and Safety Conference – 214 attendees

  2. The Right to Disconnect Webinar – 85 attendees

  3. New Research on Root Causes of Battery Electric Vehicle Fires Webinar – 56 attendees

  4. Motor Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Hazards in Underground and Surface Mines Webinar – 45 attendees

  5. How to Assess Psychological Risk in Your Workplace Webinar – 40 attendees

  6. Supporting the Mental Health of Remote and Rotational Workers Webinar – 38 attendees

  7. Small Business: Building Capacity in Psychological Safety Webinar – 29 attendees

  8. How to Prepare for Workplace Compliance Initiative on Storage, Use, and Handling of Explosives in Surface and Underground Mines Webinar – 27 attendees

  9. Healthy Workers in Health Workplaces Initiative – Occupational Disease Webinar – 25 attendees

  10. New Research on Root Causes of Deficient Lockout of Machinery Webinar - 16 attendees


Top 10 Health and Safety Videos

WSN videos got 179,522 views and people watched almost 24,000 hours on topics like chainsaw use, propane handling, loader and lift truck operation, and young worker orientation.

  1. Industrial Lift Truck Operation – 48,235 views

  2. Notching and backcutting – 47,289 views

  3. Kickback – 24,572 views

  4. Safe Chainsaw Use – Kickback (Preview) – 23,063 views

  5. Erase the Hazard – Safe Use of Machinery – 4,664 views

  6. Safe Propane Handling - 3,852 views

  7. Yard Loader Safety Training – 3,232 views

  8. Erase the Hazard – Falls – 1,983 views

  9. Safe Chainsaw Handling - 1,813 views

  10. Young worker orientation – “Will you think of Dave?” - 1,311 views

An independent not-for-profit, Workplace Safety North (WSN) is one of four sector-based health and safety associations in Ontario. Headquartered in northern Ontario, WSN provides government-approved province-wide workplace health and safety training and services for the mining and forest products industries.

With health and safety specialists located across the province, WSN and its legacy organizations have been helping make Ontario workplaces safer for more than 100 years. A leading provider of health and safety training and consulting, businesses call upon WSN for expert advice and information. For more information, contact Workplace Safety North.


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