Fall SafeWork Summit
OCTOBER 22, 2014
LAST DAY LEFT TO REGISTER!
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
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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
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.....
***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
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.
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
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