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PROTECTING THE RIGHTS OF TEMPORARY FOREIGN WORKERS

PROTECTING THE RIGHTS OF TEMPORARY FOREIGN WORKERS

Posted Mar 23rd, 2017 in Tips & News

Ontario’s Ministry of Labour has a new information-sharing agreement with the federal government to protect the rights of temporary foreign workers (TFW).

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Medical Marijuana: What Employers Should Know

Medical Marijuana: What Employers Should Know

Posted Mar 8th, 2017 in Tips & News

An employer will likely be obligated to accommodate an employee in such ways as allowing a leave of absence while the employee is undergoing marijuana treatment, or providing alternative forms of work that do not endanger the safety of anyone. It is important for employers to understand that they have a broad obligation to investigate and make efforts to accommodate employees using prescription medications, including medical marijuana.

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Spring Cleaning and Safety

Spring Cleaning and Safety

Posted Mar 2nd, 2017 in Tips & News

The ground is starting to thaw and in some places, construction season has already begun. With the unpredictable temperatures this year an early Spring spells the onset of a new season and while it brings warm weather and exciting plans, it also triggers the onset of spring cleaning rituals in workplaces and homes.

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WHY CONTRACTORS FREQUENTLY FAIL AT SAFETY

WHY CONTRACTORS FREQUENTLY FAIL AT SAFETY

Posted Jan 30th, 2017 in Tips & News

Unfortunately, everyone differs on how much they value and commit to safety, regardless of how many trainings, safety meetings, or briefings they attend. Using contractors who assess their own employees using safety tests can help address this challenge, as well as examining the commitment and involvement of their leadership when it comes to safety.

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Do I Have To Wear A Seat Belt While Operating Heavy Machinery?

Do I Have To Wear A Seat Belt While Operating Heavy Machinery?

Posted Jan 23rd, 2017 in Tips & News

Do you use the seat belts in your personal vehicle and in a company on-road or off-road vehicle? If you answered NO to either, you could be considered a menace to both your co-workers, your family, and yourself.

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Hazardous Energy Accounts for Nearly 10 Percent of Serious Accidents

Hazardous Energy Accounts for Nearly 10 Percent of Serious Accidents

Posted Jan 18th, 2017 in Tips & News

In reality, only one out of 10 employers has what is a “credible” lockout program that goes beyond simple compliance. Another 60 percent of employers do their best to meet the requirements. The final 30 percent have no lockout program whatsoever.

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Evaluating Safety Protocols for the New Year

Evaluating Safety Protocols for the New Year

Posted Jan 9th, 2017 in Tips & News

Building and maintaining a safe workplace should be an ongoing process for all employers, not simply a list of things that can be checked off once and forgotten. Because safety is a serious matter of life or death, fostering a successful, proactive safety culture requires the utmost commitment and dedication from every member within an organization.

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Do You Know the Three E’s of Safety?

Do You Know the Three E’s of Safety?

Posted Jan 4th, 2017 in Tips & News

What you don't know can get you hurt, and what you think you know can also get you hurt. Pretending not to know is like playing ostrich; stick your head in the sand and the problem doesn’t exist, only you know it does!

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 WHY YOU MUST HAVE A HEALTH & SAFETY REPRESENTATIVE

WHY YOU MUST HAVE A HEALTH & SAFETY REPRESENTATIVE

Posted Dec 15th, 2016 in Tips & News

The Canada Labour Code requires each employer to have a health and safety representative for each workplace with fewer than 20 employees....

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TOP FIVE “MUST KNOW” REQUIREMENTS FOR SAFETY TRAINING

TOP FIVE “MUST KNOW” REQUIREMENTS FOR SAFETY TRAINING

Posted Nov 22nd, 2016 in Tips & News

Approximately 6% of the Canadian workforce falls under the OH&S jurisdiction of the federal government. The remaining 94% of Canadian workers fall under the legislation of the provincial or territorial government where they work.

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