• Safety
    Management System
    A safety management system can be designed to fit any business type & industry sector. With a management system, your business becomes organized, compliant & most importantly, safe.
  • Hazard Assessments &
    Investigations
    Employers, managers & members of health & safety committees improve their health & safety performance by learning effective & proven methods of hazard identification, assessment and control.
  • Health & Safety
    Compliance Essentials
    Do you know the key responsibilities and accountabilities of the workplace parties, including employers, supervisors & workers? Stay on top of recent developments in occupational health & safety law.
  • Health & Safety
    Orientation
    Orientation ensures that everyone is familiar with the company's expectations for health and safety; the responsibility that each individual has for health and safety; and hazards of the particular worksite.
    Company Profile

    Working at Heights Training 

    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:

    • travel restraint systems
    • fall restricting systems
    • fall arrest systems
    • safety nets
    • work belts or safety belts 

    Fall Hazards in Construction and Inspectors’ Enforcement Tools

    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....

    ​Source MOL website


    Swing stage company, director fined $400,000 for death of 4 workers on Christmas Eve 

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    CHRISTMAS TREE FIRE SAFETY view ....


    3 Ways a Safety Program Can Save Your Small Business read more ....


    MOL Update 

    Schedule 4
    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  The definition of “worker” in subsection 1 (1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act is repealed and, in plain language means, that effective immediately, the new definition of worker under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) expands legal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.


    Shift Into Winter

    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 ....


    If you haven't complied with the mandatory MOL supervisor & worker awareness training yet 

    Contact us.... 

    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. 


    MINISTRY OF LABOUR'S NEW CERTIFICATION TRAINING STANDARDS

    Anticipated changes in 2015

    • Part One training
      •  will change from a 2 day to a mandatory 3 day course
    •  Part Two training 
      •  will be a mandatory 2 day course
    • ​Mandatory Refresher training
      • review key concepts from Part One and Part Two training
      • provide relevant updates to legislation, standards, codes of practice and occupational health and safety best practices; and
      • provide an opportunity for certified members to share and discuss best practices
      • will be required within three years of certification to maintain certification status and will be a 1 day course

         Let us answer your questions. Contact us....

         Book your training before the new standard comes into effect! 


    Health Care Initiative 2014-15

    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....


    Ontario MOL Alert Issued: October 16, 2014

    Electrical Hazards Associated With Welding Equipment   Read more....


    SCHEDULED MOL BLITZES

    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.

    Services include:

    • conducting facility inspections and gap analysis based on Workwell guidelines
    • helping you set up a preventative maintentance program
    • determining training needs
    • providing planned inspection training
    • providing mobile equipment, material handling training & evaluation
    • OHSA advisors - helping you make sense of the Occupational Health and Safety Act

    Call 905.688.9429     Toll Free 1.866.347.7707     

    info@workplacesafetygroup.com

    Contact Us....


    We identify and help you choose only the services you need! 

     Since 2004 Workplace Safety Group has been the "go-to" company for Health & Safety consulting and training. Our singular purpose is to help clients achieve injury and illness-free workplaces by demonstrating that health and safety are fundamental to running a profitable and sustainable business.


    STEPS FOR LIFE - About Steps for Life - Walking for Families of Workplace Tragedy
      
    Your donation will be dedicated to helping families affected by a workplace tragedy through Threads of Life programs and services.        
     

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    Workplace Safety Group is now working in Partnership with the

    Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce! 

     

    Companies having 6-19 employees, need to ensure that their worker-selected Health and Safety Representative receives training to effectively perform his/her legal duties under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The H&S Representative has many powers and duties under the Act. Participants will leave with an understanding of their legal roles and responsibilities.
    Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) states that workplaces with 20 or more regularly employed workers must have a joint health and safety committee (JHSC). At least one worker member and one management member of the JHSC must be certified. Certification provides training in health and safety law and the identification, assessment and control of hazards.
    JHSC Certification Part 2 provides the training necessary to complete certification to become a Certified Member of a JHSC by giving participants an understanding of how to assess and control common workplace-specific hazards using information gained from Part 1.
    JHSC Certification Part 2 provides the training necessary to complete certification to become a Certified Member of a JHSC by giving participants an understanding of how to assess and control common workplace-specific hazards using information gained from Part 1.
    Effective inspections are one of the most important preventive tools in a company's overall health & safety program.

    Participants will learn how to complete the Accident Investigation Report, take statements from witnesses and collect all pertinent information.
    It is the employer's responsibility to ensure that employees who have supervisory or managerial responsibilities are informed of these responsibilities and are adequately trained to know about health and safety issues. The increasing complexity of the work organization, work processes and work materials requires that managers and supervisors receive the necessary training specific to health and safety.
    Managers and supervisors must be able to demonstrate that they have taken every precaution reasonable in the circumstances" to protect workers. Furthermore, they must be "competent" to carry out their roles. This interactive workshop will explain their legal duties & define what it means to be "competent".
    Effective health and safety inspections are one of the most important incident/accident prevention tools in a company's safety and health program. Using properly trained people in a planned inspection program will reduce incidents and property damage.
    A hazard management plan will describe ways to minimize the likelihood of an incident by including 'controls' and measures to either prevent or manage hazards. Participants will learn how to implement and make a risk management plan more effective by monitoring the risks, and reviewing and updating the plan regularly.
    Understanding how to manage occupational health and safety responsibilities and liabilities is crucial to employers, managers or supervisors who represent an employer. You must prove that every precaution reasonable under the circumstances has been taken for the protection of the worker; thereby, protecting you from financial liability and/or jail time.
    This awareness training program is for anyone who supervises and/or provides direction to workers.
    All accidents and incidents with high potential to result in harm to people and property must be investigated to identify facts, determine the underlying or root cause(s), implement corrective action, and communicate to applicable people "Lessons Learned". Participants will learn how complete the Accident Investigation Report, take statements from witnesses and collect any other pertinent information.
    Ontario's Occupational Health & Safety Act requires every workplace, having more than 5 employees, to create written policies on handling potential violence and harassment in the workplace; developing programs to implement these policies; reviewing these policies at least annually; conducting training on these policies. This training gives participants an understanding of the legislation and how to fulfill their obligations under OHSA.
    Helping Supervisors understand their responsibilities to meet MOL requirements to be "competent".