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WORKPLACE GUIDANCE FOR BUSINESS OWNERS

WORKPLACE GUIDANCE FOR BUSINESS OWNERS

By Carola Mittag

Posted Apr 24th, 2020 in Tips & News

Employers must take reasonable care to maintain a healthy, safe workplace at all times under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, including during a pandemic. However, at the same time, workers have the right to refuse work if they believe it will endanger themselves or other workers. This is a basic worker right entrenched in our prevention system.

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The Right to Refuse Unsafe Work During the COVID - 19 Pandemic

The Right to Refuse Unsafe Work During the COVID - 19 Pandemic

By Carola Mittag

Posted Mar 23rd, 2020 in Tips & News

While the right to refuse unsafe work is always a possibility, that is all the more reason for employers to keep their workplaces safe to ensure such refusals are ultimately short-lived. 

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Guide to Safety When Working at Height

Guide to Safety When Working at Height

By Holly Shaw

Posted Jun 16th, 2020 in Tips & News

Falling from heights is one of the biggest causes of workplace injuries and deaths. According to Canadian Civil Engineering Magazine, in 2018 33.5% of all deaths in construction were due to falls. Due to the severity of accidents involving heights, it is important to work safely when working at heights.

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COVID-19: Action Plan for Workplace Safety Training

COVID-19: Action Plan for Workplace Safety Training

By Carola Mittag

Posted Jun 5th, 2020 in Tips & News

Workplace Safety Group is open for business in a preventative capacity, ensuring that our clients who are essential to our supply chains continue to have access to a quality training provider. This allows us to meet our customers’ demands pertaining to training alternate or new staff members to maintain their critical operations as they struggle with staffing challenges under rapidly changing conditions. It is vital that we continue to provide resources to these organizations.

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COVID-19 Support Policy for Workplaces

COVID-19 Support Policy for Workplaces

By Bob Murden

Posted Apr 23rd, 2020 in Tips & News

The Occupational Safety and Health Act requires employers to comply with health and safety standards and regulations and, under Section 25 (2)(h) requires employers to provide employees with a workplace free from recognized hazards likely to cause death or serious physical harm.

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Tips for Safe Group Team Building Activities after COVID-19

Tips for Safe Group Team Building Activities after COVID-19

By Jacklyn Dixon

Posted Apr 14th, 2020 in Tips & News

Across the nation, companies are considering the possible long-term effects of isolation due to COVID-19 and are planning safe, exciting team building activities that can recreate bonds that may be stressed during the epidemic.

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Hygiene Tips to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus in the Workplace

Hygiene Tips to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus in the Workplace

By Jacklyn Dixon

Posted Apr 2nd, 2020 in Tips & News

The World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19 a global pandemic on March 11, leading many countries around the world to declare a lockdown. However, while many people may be working remotely, employees that are still mandated to show up for work must take the proper precautions in order to prevent and limit the spread of the virus.

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The Value of Driver Awareness and Safety Training for Employees

The Value of Driver Awareness and Safety Training for Employees

By Jacklyn Dixon

Posted Mar 25th, 2020 in Tips & News

If you have any employees who are drivers or are required to do a lot of driving as part of their role, supplying them with a work vehicle means that you know what they’re driving is safe and reliable, which reduces the risk of accidents.

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How to Protect Your Employees (and Company) Against Workplace Accidents

How to Protect Your Employees (and Company) Against Workplace Accidents

By Katrina McKinnon

Posted Mar 12th, 2020 in Tips & News

According to the Association of Workers' Compensation Boards of Canada, more than 950 workers die on the job each year. In addition, there are over 250,000 accepted claims for lost time annually as a result of injuries and illness acquired in the workplace.

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PREPAREDNESS PLAN: HOW TO GET YOUR BUSINESS READY for COVID-19

PREPAREDNESS PLAN: HOW TO GET YOUR BUSINESS READY for COVID-19

By Carola Mittag

Posted Mar 11th, 2020 in Tips & News

“Discriminatory action against any persons or communities because of an association with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), perceived or otherwise, is prohibited by the Ontario Human Rights Code. The coronavirus is not isolated to people of any particular ethnic origin, place of origin or race.”

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