The Workplace Safety Blog

Hygiene Tips to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus in the Workplace

Hygiene Tips to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus in the Workplace

By Jacklyn Dixon

Posted Apr 2nd, 2020 in Tips & News

The World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19 a global pandemic on March 11, leading many countries around the world to declare a lockdown.

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The Value of Driver Awareness and Safety Training for Employees

The Value of Driver Awareness and Safety Training for Employees

By Jacklyn Dixon

Posted Mar 25th, 2020 in Tips & News

If you have any employees who are drivers or are required to do a lot of driving as part of their role, supplying them with a work vehicle means that you know what they’re driving is safe and reliable, which reduces the risk of accidents.

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The Right to Refuse Unsafe Work During the COVID - 19 Pandemic

The Right to Refuse Unsafe Work During the COVID - 19 Pandemic

By Carola Mittag

Posted Mar 23rd, 2020 in Tips & News

While the right to refuse unsafe work is always a possibility, that is all the more reason for employers to keep their workplaces safe to ensure such refusals are ultimately short-lived. 

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PREPAREDNESS PLAN: HOW TO GET YOUR BUSINESS READY for COVID-19

PREPAREDNESS PLAN: HOW TO GET YOUR BUSINESS READY for COVID-19

By Carola Mittag

Posted Mar 11th, 2020 in Tips & News

“Discriminatory action against any persons or communities because of an association with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), perceived or otherwise, is prohibited by the Ontario Human Rights Code. The coronavirus is not isolated to people of any particular ethnic origin, place of origin or race.”

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An Important message regarding COVID-19

Posted Mar 20th, 2020

Effective March 18th we will be pausing all public classes until further notice.

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How to Protect Your Employees (and Company) Against Workplace Accidents

How to Protect Your Employees (and Company) Against Workplace Accidents

By Katrina McKinnon

Posted Mar 12th, 2020 in Tips & News

According to the Association of Workers' Compensation Boards of Canada, more than 950 workers die on the job each year. In addition, there are over 250,000 accepted claims for lost time annually as a result of injuries and illness acquired in the workplace.

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How rampant is harassment?

How rampant is harassment?

By Carola Mittag

Posted Mar 4th, 2020 in Tips & News

Many workers experience workplace harassment - demeaning, abusive, or authoritarian behavior perpetuated by coworkers or even employers. Yet studies show that less than one in 10 victims of workplace harassment let the offending person know that they don't like it.

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Welding Safety: Don't Become a Statistic

Welding Safety: Don't Become a Statistic

By Nina Sharpe

Posted Feb 20th, 2020 in Tips & News

The need for welding safety in the workplace is an ongoing task. While it may seem like common sense practice, the number of workplace injuries involving welding is in the hundreds of thousands per year.

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Do more than what regulations demand

Do more than what regulations demand

By Carola Mittag

Posted Feb 18th, 2020 in Tips & News

It is no longer acceptable to simply build a safety management system with the limited purpose of meeting regulatory compliance. For an effective and successful health and safety program, employers must move beyond the bare minimum to engage and keep their valuable workforce.

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Avoiding Ministry of Labour,Training & Skills Development Intervention

Avoiding Ministry of Labour,Training & Skills Development Intervention

By Carola Mittag

Posted Feb 18th, 2020 in Tips & News

Harassment and violence are defined as workplace hazards. Employers must develop policies and programs that address hostility in the workplace as required under the OHSA.

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