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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

Is a Dangerous Worker Considered a Recognized Workplace Hazard?

Is a Dangerous Worker Considered a Recognized Workplace Hazard?

By Carola Mittag

Posted Mar 19th, 2019 in Tips & News

Whether it is working dangerously or allowing a worker, known to work unsafely, to continue working, there is no excuse if the worker causes an accident. This is an example of the proverbial ostrich sticking its head in the sand or “it won’t happen to me” syndrome.

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SIX FIRST AID MISTAKES

SIX FIRST AID MISTAKES

By Carola Mittag

Posted Mar 5th, 2019 in Tips & News

1. INDUCE VOMITING - Vomiting can actually cause esophagus ruptures and can compromise an airway, so inducing vomiting is no longer recommended. If someone swallows something harmful, call Poison Control immediately.

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Preventing falls from roofs: studying additional work procedures and practices

Preventing falls from roofs: studying additional work procedures and practices

By Carola Mittag

Posted Feb 22nd, 2019 in Tips & News

Work-related falls from roofs remain a significant problem for workers in the construction industry. Knowledge about the main causative factors leading to fall incidents is needed for fall prevention intervention.

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Why Safety and the Adult Beverage Industry Make the Perfect Pair

Why Safety and the Adult Beverage Industry Make the Perfect Pair

By Carola Mittag

Posted Feb 4th, 2019 in Tips & News

Here are unlikely pairings that many people may not think of: wineries, breweries, distilleries and safety. While you might not think these are a match, the truth is that as the alcoholic beverage industry continues to grow and create jobs, so does the need for safety to ensure the safe return home of each worker at the end of the day.

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Ministry of Labour - Machine Guarding Inspection Blitz coming February & March 2019

Ministry of Labour - Machine Guarding Inspection Blitz coming February & March 2019

By Carola Mittag

Posted Jan 31st, 2019 in Regulation Updates, Tips & News

"Machine guarding hazards remain a top focus for inspectors because of the potential for catastrophic injuries and fatalities,"

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Two-Way Radio Communication

Two-Way Radio Communication

By Carola Mittag

Posted Jan 21st, 2019 in Tips & News

Two-way radio communication is a lifeline between people who are not working within sightlines of each other.

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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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