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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

Health and Safety for Small Business

Health and Safety for Small Business

By Carola Mittag

Posted Jul 15th, 2019 in Tips & News

Small business owners may be unaware of the specific laws and regulations they are expected to comply with. Health and safety can be overwhelming for small business owners who often don’t even know where to start. *Note: A 6-inch binder, sitting on a shelf, is not a health and safety program

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Pondering “intelligent health and safety”

Pondering “intelligent health and safety”

By Carola Mittag

Posted Jul 4th, 2019 in Tips & News

Why do employers continue to choose conscious ignorance (knowing you have to do something but choosing to ignore it) instead of “intelligent health and safety?

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Two-Way Radio Etiquette for Effective Communication and Worker Safety

Two-Way Radio Etiquette for Effective Communication and Worker Safety

By Carola Mittag

Posted Jun 6th, 2019 in Tips & News

Clear radio communication ensures a safer jobsite when approached with respect and not congesting channels with pointless chatter. It can be very confusing, distracting, and difficult if not impossible to understand.

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It just seems more tragic when a young person is robbed of a healthy future

It just seems more tragic when a young person is robbed of a healthy future

By Carola Mittag

Posted May 28th, 2019 in Tips & News

Every day in Ontario, an average of nearly 20 young workers under age 25 suffer lost-time injuries or are killed on the job.

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CANNABIS • Questions Answered

CANNABIS • Questions Answered

By Carola Mittag

Posted May 23rd, 2019 in Tips & News

Using cannabis, alcohol, prescription medications or illegal drugs can cause impairment, creating a significant safety risk in the workplace, especially in safety-sensitive jobs such as driving or operating equipment.

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Health & Safety Hazards

Health & Safety Hazards

By Carola Mittag

Posted May 8th, 2019 in Tips & News

You don't need to work surrounded by heavy machinery to face serious health and safety risks, just know that regulatory attention to the extreme end of the workplace hazard spectrum is increasing. It is important to remember that every job comes with potential hazards.

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When a client calls you the Safety Guru in Niagara….

When a client calls you the Safety Guru in Niagara….

By Carola Mittag

Posted Apr 30th, 2019 in Tips & News

It came as a surprise when one of our clients recently introduced us to a colleague as The Safety Guru in Niagara. What precipitated this very flattering introduction and what has WSG done to receive such praise? A few years ago, Workplace Safety Group created a Heads and Hands portrayal of who we are, why we do what we do and our values as a health and safety resource company. What follows is the introduction to that précis.

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National Day of Mourning is April 28th, 2019

National Day of Mourning is April 28th, 2019

By Carola Mittag

Posted Apr 26th, 2019 in Tips & News

National Day of Mourning occurs annually on April 28th in Canada in recognition of all the workers who have been killed, injured, or suffered illnesses due to their workplace hazards and/or exposures. We use this day to pay our respects and to promote making workplaces safe and healthy to prevent future workplace incidents.

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Dealing with Different Personalities at Work

Dealing with Different Personalities at Work

By Carola Mittag

Posted Apr 24th, 2019 in Tips & News

Working in any type of workplace means having to deal with all different kinds of people.

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Health and Safety is FREE for anyone!

Health and Safety is FREE for anyone!

By Carola Mittag

Posted Apr 15th, 2019 in Tips & News

A company experiencing an employee injury with direct costs of $5,000 is expected to carry indirect costs of approximately $20,000, bringing the total cost to $25,000. Based on a profit margin of 10%, it would take that company $250,000 of revenue creation (and collection) to offset expenses.

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