The Workplace Safety Blog

When your business slows down…

When your business slows down…

Posted Sep 24th, 2018 in Tips & News

So what impact will declining revenues have on safety? One safety specialist expressed it this way, “An economic crisis will have many effects on workplace safety… mostly negative.” Many problems arise as the economy tightens. Layoffs force fewer people to do more work, while always thinking in the back of their minds, “Am I next?” As a result, focus shifts away from attention to detail, likely causing workplace accidents and injuries to increase

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Does Your Health & Safety Policies & Procedures Manual Meet MOL Requirements?

Does Your Health & Safety Policies & Procedures Manual Meet MOL Requirements?

Posted Aug 9th, 2018 in Tips & News

Good health and safety policies and procedures are essential elements of running successful businesses. They outline key procedures, communicate expectations, reinforce organizational expectations and ensure legislative compliance. They protect employers during health and safety prosecutions, or liability claims. In short, effective policies and procedures are critical to your risk and compliance strategy.

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DO YOU THINK MANAGING CONTRACTORS IS IMORTANT?

DO YOU THINK MANAGING CONTRACTORS IS IMORTANT?

Posted Aug 1st, 2018 in Tips & News

To reduce workplace incidents and accidents and keep production and workflow moving smoothly, it is critical that your contractors and suppliers understand your health and safety policies and follow them exactly as required.

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PREPARING YOUR WORKPLACE FOR CANNABIS LEGALIZATION

PREPARING YOUR WORKPLACE FOR CANNABIS LEGALIZATION

Posted Jul 24th, 2018 in Tips & News

Consuming recreational marijuana at work is and will remain illegal. Study's show that 71% of employers still aren’t equipped for managing marijuana in the workplace. With October 17th quickly approaching, the time to get your policies and practices updated is now.

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Does the Canada Labour Code apply to my workplace?

Does the Canada Labour Code apply to my workplace?

Posted Jul 18th, 2018 in Tips & News

WSG has been asked to differentiate between provincial and federal occupational health and safety legislation. While many of the employers and workers obligations are similar, the differences can be........

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When a Workplace Incident / Accident Occurs

When a Workplace Incident / Accident Occurs

Posted Jul 3rd, 2018 in Tips & News

If workplace injuries or illnesses occur, the employer has the following duties to notify certain people:

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Announcing our NEW Service

Announcing our NEW Service

Posted Jun 18th, 2018 in Tips & News

Our Safety Advice On-Call line is a free service offered by the Workplace Safety Group Safety team to companies and organizations with limited OH&S resource support. By placing a call, you will be connected, within 24 hours, to the Specialist/Senior Consultant best qualified to assist you.

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How to Prepare for an MOL Inspection

How to Prepare for an MOL Inspection

Posted Apr 2nd, 2018 in Tips & News

Remember, inspections are meant to prevent worker injury and death. Fines, such as those cited below, can easily put a company out of business.

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What’s new in 2018?

What’s new in 2018?

Posted Jan 8th, 2018 in Tips & News

WSG will continue to offer training programs that exceed industry standards. The programs listed on our website are a basic selection of what is available. If you do not see something for which you require training,...

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How cold is too cold?

How cold is too cold?

Posted Jan 8th, 2018 in Tips & News

Hypothermia, which can be fatal, is a gradual process which happens slowly. Workers may not realize they are in danger until it's too late. Feeling cold is the most important warning sign. If workers feel cold, their bodies are likely losing heat faster than their bodies are making it.

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