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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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Noise in the Workplace: How Much Is Too Much?

Noise in the Workplace: How Much Is Too Much?

By Jordan McDowell

Posted May 2nd, 2019 in Tips & News

Ambient noise is all around us. Most workplaces are moderately noisy with the buzz of conversation, office equipment, and ringing phones; this type of noise typically registers at around 60 decibels (dB). With each decibel, the noise levels increase exponentially, so 70 dB is actually ten times louder than common office noise.

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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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Have You Used Our NEW Service?

Have You Used Our NEW Service?

By Bob Murden

Posted Apr 18th, 2019 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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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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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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