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No Worker Born to Die

No Worker Born to Die

By Carola Mittag

Posted Sep 5th, 2019 in Tips & News

What would you like your company’s health and safety program to look like

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Safety Clothing is the Law

Safety Clothing is the Law

By Lyse Moreau

Posted Aug 27th, 2019 in Tips & News

When real lives are on the line and corporate reputations are at stake you can turn to International Sew Right. We’re the PPE powerhouse in Niagara.

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Setting up Your Health and Safety Program

Setting up Your Health and Safety Program

By Carola Mittag

Posted Aug 26th, 2019 in Tips & News

A health and safety system is not the binder on the shelf or all the right posters on the safety bulletin board. It is the way everyone in the workplace works together on a daily basis to keep each other safe through safety talks, training and actions that demonstrate conscious safety awareness at all levels. In this way safety is not left to chance.

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Hiring a Health and Safety Consultant

Hiring a Health and Safety Consultant

Posted Aug 19th, 2019 in Tips & News

WSG’s mission is to be the resource for safety development, knowledge and information to our clients. We are a group of dedicated individuals working together in the common interest of accident prevention. We have grown from a locally based company in Niagara to become a recognized and established, health and safety resource throughout Ontario.

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Backhoe hits worker exiting portable toilet

Backhoe hits worker exiting portable toilet

By Carola Mittag

Posted Aug 19th, 2019 in Tips & News

McDonald Brothers Construction has been fined $70,000 after a backhoe struck a worker who was exiting a portable toilet. The court also imposed a 25-per-cent victim fine surcharge as required by the Provincial Offences Act.

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 Just showing up for the doughnuts …

Just showing up for the doughnuts …

By Carola Mittag

Posted Jul 31st, 2019 in Tips & News

Over 90% of safety managers report that their employees are not engaged during safety training, they just show up for the doughnuts. The problem is that workplace safety is far too often considered unexciting and, in some cases, unimportant. An engaged workforce is key, and nowhere is this truer than with safety. Employees who don’t care about workplace safety end up hurting not only themselves, but company profits as well. This attitude is harmful, so how can you turn it around?

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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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Proper Attire Can Prevent Workplace Injury

Proper Attire Can Prevent Workplace Injury

By Jacklyn Dixon

Posted Jun 21st, 2019 in Tips & News

In Canada, there are 15.5 work-related injuries occurring for every 1000 workers. Employers can help reduce the number of accidents by creating an appropriate policy for workplace attire. Clothing safety regulations can vary depending on industries, however, it is important that workers comply and employers enforce these rules.

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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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