SOURCE: Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers Inc

Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers Inc

January 20, 2016 14:37 ET

Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers Inc. (OHCOW) Eastern Region Clinic Grand Opening

OTTAWA, ON--(Marketwired - January 20, 2016) - The Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers Inc. (OHCOW) is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of its new Eastern Region Clinic. The event will take place at 502-1565 Carling Avenue in Ottawa on Thursday, January 21st at 11 a.m. The official announcement and ribbon cutting will be done by the Minister of Labour, Kevin Flynn. 

OHCOW was established in 1989 by the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) and is funded through the Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL). The first clinic opened in 1989 in Hamilton, with subsequent clinics opened in Toronto, Windsor, Sudbury, Sarnia and Thunder Bay.

OHCOW provides medical, hygiene, ergonomic and health assessments for Ontario workers and workplaces. Staffed by an inter-disciplinary team of nurses, hygienists, ergonomists, coordinators and contracted physicians, each OHCOW clinic provides comprehensive occupational health services and information in five areas:

  • An inquiry service to answer work-related health and safety questions
  • Medical diagnostic services for workers who may have work-related health problems
  • Group service for workplace health and safety committees and groups of workers
  • Outreach and education to increase awareness of health and safety issues, and promote prevention strategies
  • Research services to investigate and report on illness and injuries

Our clients include workers, joint health and safety committees or representatives, unions, employers, health professionals, community groups, legal clinics, students and members of the public. The services are provided free of charge.

OHCOW is governed by an eighteen person volunteer Board of Directors. At the local level each of the seven clinics has a volunteer Local Advisory Committee.

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