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    Fall SafeWork Summit

    OCTOBER 22, 2014  

    LAST DAY LEFT TO REGISTER!

    Agenda  Click here....

    A full day of educational sessions

    “Managing Contractors-The Hierarchy of Responsibility” 

    Ruben Goulart, B.A., LL.BA

    "The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification & Labelling of Chemicals"

    Neno Testano, Environmental Consultant

    What is the target date for implementation of GHS in Canada? read more...

    "Why is OHS 50 Years Behind Psychological Research? (And Why Does it Matter?)" 

    Dr. Peter Strahlendorf, B.Sc., LL.B., LL.M., BES, SJD, CRSP, Associate Professor in the School of Occupational & Public Health at Ryerson University in Toronto, President at IQSEM Ltd. (Institute for Quality, Safety & Environmental Management Ltd.)

    "Emergency Preparedness & Response for Organizational Resilience"

    Michael White, CPP, CRM 

    For more information CLICK HERE


    MINISTRY OF LABOUR'S NEW CERTIFICATION TRAINING STANDARDS

    What is changing

    • Part One training
      • generic to all workplaces where certified JHSC members are required (20+ workers), regardless of sector. Topics include: occupational health and safety law; rights, duties and responsibilities; hazard recognition, assessment and control, and evaluation of hazard controls and will change from a 2 day to a mandatory 3 day course
    •  Part Two training 
      • sector-specific, focusing on the concepts of recognition, assessment and control of hazards, and evaluation of the hazard controls on a minimum of six workplace hazards and 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

               For more information visit the MOL website

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    Have you complied with Ontario's mandatory OHS training deadline of

    July 1st, 2014? 

    The new regulation to Ontario's Occupational Health & Safety Act 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. Read more.....

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    ***SCHEDULED MOL BLITZES***

    From April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014, industrial health & safety inspectors conducted 1,589 field visits to 1,190 workplaces and issued 4,014 orders under the OHSA and its regulations. This included 58 stop work orders. The most frequently issued orders were for employers failing to:

    • post the OHSA
    • take reasonable precautions to protect worker health and safety
    • prepare a health and safety policy and maintain a program to implement the policy 

    Sept. 15 - Oct. 26 2014

    Ministry of Labour inspectors will be visiting Industrial workplaces

    The focus areas will include:

    • Workplace design & layout
    • Storage systems
    • Lifting devices
    • Loading docks
    • Manual handling procedures
    • Internal Responsibility System

    Historically, inspectors issue an average of three to four work orders to every workplace visited. In 2013, during 1,813 visits conducted in manufacturing and service sector workplaces, inspectors issued almost 7,000 orders. 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 people are doing what's best for their employees and their business. 

    How will you respond?

    Let us help you prepare for a visit from the MOL.

    We can:

    • conduct facility inspections
    • help you set up a preventative maintentance program
    • provide planned inspection training
    • provide mobile equipment, material handling training & evaluation

    Call 905.688.9429     Toll Free 1.866.347.7707     

    info@workplacesafetygroup.com

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     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.


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    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! 

     

    Learn about managing contractors - Anyone engaging contractors has health and safety responsibilities and potential liabilities.

    The Globally Harmonized System (GHS), for Classification & Labelling of Chemicals, is being implemented in Canada. This will change WHMIS-related laws. Employers & employees will need training on both WHMIS & GHS until the transition is complete.
    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.
    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.
    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.