Participants will learn how to complete the Accident Investigation Report, take statements from witnesses and collect all pertinent information.
As of April 1, 2015, certain workers will need to complete a working at heights training program that has been approved by the Chief Prevention Officer before they can work at heights. The new training requirement is for workers on construction projects who use any of the following methods of fall protection:
Learn about the enforcement tools an inspector can use when encountering a contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Act or Regulations. watch the video....
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Occupational Health and Safety Act
1. The definition of “worker” in subsection 1 (1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act is repealed and, in plain language means, that effective immediately, the new definition of worker under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) expands legal coverage to unpaid co-op students, certain other learners and trainees who participate in a work placement in Ontario.
Under the law, unpaid co-op students, learners or trainees now have the same rights as paid workers, including the right to know about hazards and to refuse unsafe work, and also have the same duties as a paid worker, such as wearing and using protective equipment and not doing anything that may harm or endanger him/herself or others in the workplace.
An employer or supervisor has the same duties towards an unpaid co-op student and other unpaid trainees and learners in the workplace that they have toward paid workers.
Every day workers face the risk of being injured or killed while driving on the job. Driving in winter conditions can put you at even greater risk. Ask yourself if the trip can be delayed perhaps by just 24 hours. If you must go, make sure that you work through these seven steps: continue reading ....
This OHSA regulation requires employers to ensure workers and supervisors complete a basic occupational health & safety awareness training program by July 1, 2014. This regulation applies to all Ontario workplaces, regardless of size or sector.
Anticipated changes in 2015
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A new enforcement initiative for the Health Care sector began in July, 2014 . All acute care hospitals will be inspected over three years, and some long-term care homes, retirement homes and community-based health care services will also be inspected. Both clinical and non-clinical areas will be examined. read more....
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Slips, Trips and Falls - Feb. & March 2015 Can't Get No Traction! Watch the video
Historically, inspectors issue an average of 3 - 4 work orders to every workplace visited. In 2013, during 1,813 visits conducted in manufacturing and service sector workplaces, almost 7,000 orders were issued. Included were 133 stop work orders that can shut down production for hours or days at a time.
Are you ready?
Inspectors will ask to see copies of your preventative maintenance program, inspection reports and training records. They want to make sure employers are doing what's best for their employees and their business.
How will you respond?
An expert team of consultants helps you prepare for a visit from the MOL by assessing and determining health, safety and environmental needs.
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