The Workplace Safety Blog

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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The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA, the ACT)

The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA, the ACT)

Posted May 16th, 2017 in Tips & News

The main purpose of the Act is to protect workers from health & safety hazards on the job. It sets out duties for all workplace parties, and rights for workers. It establishes procedures for dealing with workplace hazards and provides for enforcement of the law where compliance has not been achieved voluntarily. Fundamental to the successful working of OHSA is the workplace Internal Responsibility System (IRS).

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How to Design & Implement a Comprehensive Workplace Safety Program

How to Design & Implement a Comprehensive Workplace Safety Program

Posted May 15th, 2017 in Tips & News

"Workplace safety training programs are a necessity across all industries. In addition to reducing the amount of injuries in the workplace, businesses will benefit from fewer worker’s compensation claims (which will result in less paperwork and lower insurance premiums), as well as higher employee productivity and morale. And, of course, these programs are required by law."

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