Yesterday, Sunday, June 2nd, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers Inc. (OHCOW) and South Essex Community Council – SECC hosted an Occupational Health and Safety Workshop for migrant workers at SECC’s Leamington office, before their regularly scheduled English classes. The session provided information focused on staying safe in the workplace, and how to safely work in the heat and humidity.

The TeaMWork Project was in attendance, collecting feedback surveys from attendees of the session. Our TeaMWork Project Liaison, Hector Diaz, was in attendance, distributing informational resources about Migrant Workers’ Rights and Responsibilities while working in Canada, alongside some promotional items like mints, pens, and pocket agendas for tracking work hours and scheduling. Prizes were also given away to participants who actively engaged during the session and answered questions, some participants receiving a wide-brimmed hat for sun-protection.

The event was a great success overall, and a nice opportunity for migrant workers to learn about how to stay safe at work. Thank you to everyone who made this event possible!

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