Beat the Heat


While extreme heat can put everyone at risk, health risks are greatest for older adults, infants and young children, those taking certain medications or with certain conditions such as respiratory, cardiac and psychiatric conditions, and outdoor workers. During high temperature and humid days in the summer months, beat the heat and stay safe while enjoying the weather responsibly with these tips:

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Joint-Joint Health and Safety Committee Meeting

June 12th, 2023 

The Haliburton, Frost, and Sutherland Joint Health and Safety Committees gathered at the Silver Bean Cafe in Peterborough for a Joint-Joint meeting. Committee members discussed health and safety improvements, initiatives, and inspections over the past year. The committees also reviewed a year-in-summary report with the Health and Safety team.


Scented Product Guidelines

Responding to Scent-Related Questions in the Fleming Workplace

Fragrances are found in a wide range of products, including perfume, cologne, deodorant, soap, shampoo, hairspray, air fresheners, essential oil room diffusers and cleaning agents. Exposure to fragrance chemicals in scented products can trigger health reactions in some individuals with conditions such as asthma, allergies, migraines, or chemical sensitivities. The guidelines below are intended to provide some steps for responding to scent- related issues in the Fleming work and learning environment. Continue reading

Changes to Lyme Disease Testing – Peterborough Public Health

April 3rd, 2023

What is New

Beginning on April 1, 2023 the Public Health Ontario Lab (PHOL) will be changing Lyme disease testing for clinical samples from the standard two-tier testing (STTT) algorithm to the modified two-tier testing (MTTT) algorithm. This change will facilitate earlier clinical diagnosis and intervention of Lyme disease. Continue reading