HOW Times Newsletter
HOW Times is published by Toronto Public Health's workplace health team, Health Options at Work (HOW). It is aimed at Toronto employers and focuses on workplace health topics.
HOW Times articles are written by Toronto Public Health staff, workplaces and partners. They are short, easy to read articles on a wide range of health related topics that affect both employers and employees.
Read our latest newsletter March 2013: Issue 13 (PDF)
Prevention is the Best Medicine
Prevention is the Best Medicine is a toolkit by Institute at Work and Health designed for settlement agencies and others to teach newcomers to Ontario about their occupational health and safety and workers' compensation rights and responsibilities. The toolkit contains everything needed to deliver instructional sessions on these two separate, but related, topics within an Ontario context.
For more information, visit Institute for Work & Health.
Health Options at Work Employee Interest Survey
The survey is a secure and easy-to-use tool that gives employees the opportunity to anonymously share their thoughts and ideas about health issues in their workplace.
takes only 10-15 minutes to complete
covers a variety of health topics relevant to the workplace and its employees
Employment and Social Services make the healthy choice the easy choice
Employment and Social Services was interested in improving the eating habits of their staff. This led to their partnership with Toronto Public Health's (TPH) Nutrition at Work program.
The results from an interest survey served as the basis for the action plan which was customized to the employees' needs. The Wellness Committee, supported by TPH staff, created changes to the workplace environment to make it easier to choose healthier food.