The Workplace Safety Blog

What would you do if an MOL Inspector made an appointment to assess your workplace?

What would you do if an MOL Inspector made an appointment to assess your workplace?

Posted Nov 28th, 2017 in Tips & News

Last week WSG received a panic call from a manufacturing company that had an Ministry of Labour (MOL) inspector visit their premises.

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YOUR WHMIS 2015 BRIEFING

YOUR WHMIS 2015 BRIEFING

Posted Nov 28th, 2017 in Regulation Updates, Tips & News

From now until May 31, 2018, suppliers (manufacturers and importers) can use WHMIS 1988 or WHMIS 2015 .

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Stop Talking About Safety - Get Real!

Stop Talking About Safety - Get Real!

Posted Aug 10th, 2017 in Tips & News

Are you an employer with a false sense of security by not examining potential areas of risk? Prevent workplace incidents by shifting your focus to risk-management rather than safety culture which focuses only on compliance. By identifying strategies to reduce incidents in the workplace you are “getting real”.

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5 Crucial Reasons Why Lockout/Tagout Training Is Important In Industrial Settings

5 Crucial Reasons Why Lockout/Tagout Training Is Important In Industrial Settings

Posted Aug 1st, 2017 in Tips & News

Training is an important part of industrial safety protocol, and it is one of the keys to ensuring that industrial spaces remain safe, secure, and efficient when handling their day to day activities

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Ladder Guard Basics

Ladder Guard Basics

Posted Jul 21st, 2017 in Tips & News

If your business uses portable or fixed ladders in any capacity for everyday operations, it’s vital to make sure anyone who uses them does so safely. Companies can ensure safe ladder climbing and usage by providing training to staff and investing in ladders that are sturdy, level, and fully operational.

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Announcing our NEW Service

Announcing our NEW Service

Posted Jul 20th, 2017 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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Ontario Update: Are You Ready for the Working at Heights Deadline?

Ontario Update: Are You Ready for the Working at Heights Deadline?

Posted Jul 19th, 2017 in Regulation Updates, Tips & News

October 1, 2017 is the deadline to comply with the occupational health and safety Working at Heights training regulations.  

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Insider Information on Preparing an Occupational Health and Safety Policy

Insider Information on Preparing an Occupational Health and Safety Policy

Posted Jun 26th, 2017 in Tips & News

A clear, concise policy statement reflects management's commitment, support and attitude to health and safety for the protection of workers. This statement must be signed by the employer and/or the highest level of management at the workplace.

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When Marijuana is Legalized

When Marijuana is Legalized

Posted Jun 22nd, 2017 in Tips & News

“Marijuana use is incompatible with working in a safety sensitive environment. Until there is clear evidence and complete understanding of what level of impairment is deemed to be considered “safe”, a zero tolerance policy regarding the presence of marijuana is the only safe choice,” says Cameron MacGillivray, President and CEO of Enform.

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DEHYDRATION

DEHYDRATION

Posted May 30th, 2017 in Tips & News

Water makes up at least two-thirds of the body. We need to drink plenty of it to ensure that our body functions properly by keeping joints and eyes lubricated, the skin healthy and digestion functioning as it should.

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