The Workplace Safety Blog

Training Requirements … Just the Facts!

By Carola Mittag

Posted Nov 12th, 2018 in Tips & News

Regardless of the size of your business or company, Health and Safety Training is necessary, and the legislation is there to protect workers. Often however, workers don’t receive the training required by law because...

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WHMIS 2015 Compliance deadline not far off.

WHMIS 2015 Compliance deadline not far off.

By Carola Mittag

Posted Nov 6th, 2018 in Tips & News

WHMIS 2015 COMPLIANCE STANDARDS MUST BE IMPLEMENTED IN LESS THAN 30 DAYS

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Putting Your Company’s Reputation (and profits) on the Line

Putting Your Company’s Reputation (and profits) on the Line

By Carola Mittag

Posted Oct 15th, 2018 in Tips & News

• A company with a reputation for quality and safety can charge more for the same product than their competitors because customers put a price premium on quality products and services that give them positive experiences.

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Your Blueprint for Chemical Safety Training

Your Blueprint for Chemical Safety Training

By Carola Mittag

Posted Oct 2nd, 2018 in Tips & News

Employee training is one of the 5 key pillars to the Hazard Communication standard. But what do you need to do? How often do you need to train? What training content should be provided? What’s the most effective means of training workers for both quick understanding, but also long-term knowledge retention? These are the questions that most often come to mind. 

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Ontario Update: Are You Ready for the Working at Heights Re-Certification?

Ontario Update: Are You Ready for the Working at Heights Re-Certification?

Posted Sep 27th, 2018 in Regulation Updates, Tips & News

October 1, 2017 was the deadline to comply with the occupational health and safety Working at Heights training regulations.  Re-Certifications after 3 years are now falling into place.

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YOUR WHMIS 2015 BRIEFING

YOUR WHMIS 2015 BRIEFING

Posted Sep 27th, 2018 in Regulation Updates, Tips & News

You have 2 months(December 1st, 2018) to complete conversion to WHMIS 2015.

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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?

By Carola Mittag

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?

By Carola Mittag

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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