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Why Safety and the Adult Beverage Industry Make the Perfect Pair

Why Safety and the Adult Beverage Industry Make the Perfect Pair

By Carola Mittag

Posted Feb 4th, 2019 in Tips & News

Here are unlikely pairings that many people may not think of: wineries, breweries, distilleries and safety. While you might not think these are a match, the truth is that as the alcoholic beverage industry continues to grow and create jobs, so does the need for safety to ensure the safe return home of each worker at the end of the day.

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Ministry of Labour - Machine Guarding Inspection Blitz coming February & March 2019

Ministry of Labour - Machine Guarding Inspection Blitz coming February & March 2019

By Carola Mittag

Posted Jan 31st, 2019 in Regulation Updates, Tips & News

"Machine guarding hazards remain a top focus for inspectors because of the potential for catastrophic injuries and fatalities,"

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Two-Way Radio Communication

Two-Way Radio Communication

By Carola Mittag

Posted Jan 21st, 2019 in Tips & News

Two-way radio communication is a lifeline between people who are not working within sightlines of each other.

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Why you need an AED and First Aid/CPR Training at work!

Why you need an AED and First Aid/CPR Training at work!

By Bob Murden

Posted Jan 11th, 2019 in Regulation Updates, Tips & News

It takes on average, eight minutes for an EMS/ambulance to arrive on scene. In the rural areas of Niagara, it can take up to 20 plus minutes. How long would it take you to get help to your worksite?

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Why Are Safety Audits Done?

Why Are Safety Audits Done?

By Carola Mittag

Posted Jan 9th, 2019 in Tips & News

Becoming safety compliant is an ongoing process. Implementing a safety program that meets your needs, legally, morally and financially can be done methodically, incrementally and affordably.

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Comprehensive drug, alcohol policy serves employers best: Rudner

Comprehensive drug, alcohol policy serves employers best: Rudner

By Stuart Rudner

Posted Jan 9th, 2019 in Tips & News

Employers should ensure they have an effective, realistic drug and alcohol policy rather than trying to create one specifically for cannabis, Toronto employment lawyer and mediator Stuart Rudner writes in The Lawyer's Daily.

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Beware of Frigid Temperatures!

Beware of Frigid Temperatures!

By Lyse Moreau

Posted Jan 7th, 2019 in Tips & News

Finding the right Work Wear for cold temperatures can be challenging. International Sew Right custom designs safety clothing to meet your specific needs

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Time is up: Are you WHMIS 2015 compliant?

Time is up: Are you WHMIS 2015 compliant?

By Carla Oliver

Posted Jan 7th, 2019 in Tips & News

Worker training also should have been completed by Dec. 1, 2018. As products were coming into the workplace with new WHMIS 2015 labels and safety data sheets, employers should have been proactively educating their workforce. However, if you have not yet trained your workers in WHMIS 2015, now is the time to complete worker training in accordance with the new standards. No more delays; deadlines are here.

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What’s that ringing?

What’s that ringing?

By Alaina Hillier; Doctor of Audiology

Posted Dec 7th, 2018 in Tips & News

Tinnitus is the perceived sound in the absence of an external stimulus. Tinnitus is experienced by 10-15% of the population and can be described as buzzing, ringing, hissing and many other unformed sounds.

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Weather Permitting? Employer Rights When Faced with Severe Weather

Weather Permitting? Employer Rights When Faced with Severe Weather

By Andrew Shaw

Posted Nov 30th, 2018 in Tips & News

When faced with issues like slippery or flooded roads, it can be tough to balance the needs of a business with the safety of its employees.

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