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Carola Mittag

Carola holds firm in her belief that preventing occupational illnesses, injuries and fatalities requires proactivity, not reactivity to an accident. Working with a variety of industries in Niagara since 2004 provides for an understanding of their health and safety needs.

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Other articles by Carola

Why Are Safety Audits Done?

Why Are Safety Audits Done?

By Carola Mittag

Posted Jan 9th, 2019 in Tips & News

Becoming safety compliant is an ongoing process. Implementing a safety program that meets your needs, legally, morally and financially can be done methodically, incrementally and affordably.

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The Non-Certified, Joint Health and Safety Committee Member

The Non-Certified, Joint Health and Safety Committee Member

By Carola Mittag

Posted Nov 29th, 2018 in Tips & News

Non-certified members also have important functions in the overall effectiveness of the committee but are often inexperienced, unknowledgeable and untrained to perform their duties effectively. Anyone who has been appointed, elected or volunteered to be on the JHSC but, who is not a certified member, must still understand the roles, functions and powers of JHSC members.

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THE 12 DAYS OF HOLIDAY SAFETY

THE 12 DAYS OF HOLIDAY SAFETY

By Carola Mittag

Posted Nov 27th, 2018 in Tips & News

In the true spirit of the season, and to help keep family and friends out of harm's way, here are some tips and helpful hints for the 12 Days of Holiday Safety:

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Training Requirements … Just the Facts!

Training Requirements … Just the Facts!

By Carola Mittag

Posted Nov 12th, 2018 in Tips & News

Often however, workers don’t receive the training required by law because they may not know they need it and/or, because employers may not think they have an obligation to provide it.]

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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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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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