Newcomers to Canada are at an increased risk of workplace injury and illness, due in part to a lack of knowledge about their rights and responsibilities in occupational health and safety (OHS).
- Basak Yanar, Institute for Work & Health - IWH
- Eduardo Huesca, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers - OHCOW
Settlement agencies are well-positioned to promote OHS awareness among newcomers, but some may lack the resources and capacity to do so. In this presentation, Institute for Work & Health (IWH)'s Dr. Basak Yanar joins Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)'s Eduardo Huesca to talk about the development and delivery of the OHS capacity-building workshops for settlement agencies.
This presentation will discuss the development and delivery of the OHS capacity-building workshops for settlement agencies and an evaluation capturing the experiences of service providers and newcomer clients, will also discuss how system resources and supports can be made more accessible and effective in protecting newcomers in their first jobs.