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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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The Non-Certified, Joint Health and Safety Committee Member

The Non-Certified, Joint Health and Safety Committee Member

By Carola Mittag

Posted Nov 29th, 2018 in Tips & News

Non-certified members also have important functions in the overall effectiveness of the committee but are often inexperienced, unknowledgeable and untrained to perform their duties effectively. Anyone who has been appointed, elected or volunteered to be on the JHSC but, who is not a certified member, must still understand the roles, functions and powers of JHSC members.

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THE 12 DAYS OF HOLIDAY SAFETY

THE 12 DAYS OF HOLIDAY SAFETY

By Carola Mittag

Posted Nov 27th, 2018 in Tips & News

In the true spirit of the season, and to help keep family and friends out of harm's way, here are some tips and helpful hints for the 12 Days of Holiday Safety:

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Why Employees Need First Aid Training

Why Employees Need First Aid Training

By Bob Murden

Posted Nov 21st, 2018 in Tips & News

The WSIB along with Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) requires businesses to provide first aid and CPR training to employees in the absence of a nearby clinic or hospital. While safety always begins with prevention, not every work-related injury can be prevented. Your primary first aid training goal should be to give employees the necessary tools and information they need to care for an ill or injured person, if necessary, until advanced help arrives.

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Training Requirements … Just the Facts!

Training Requirements … Just the Facts!

By Carola Mittag

Posted Nov 12th, 2018 in Tips & News

Often however, workers don’t receive the training required by law because they may not know they need it and/or, because employers may not think they have an obligation to provide it.]

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WHMIS 2015 Compliance deadline not far off.

WHMIS 2015 Compliance deadline not far off.

By Carola Mittag

Posted Nov 6th, 2018 in Tips & News

WHMIS 2015 COMPLIANCE STANDARDS MUST BE IMPLEMENTED IN LESS THAN 30 DAYS

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Putting Your Company’s Reputation (and profits) on the Line

Putting Your Company’s Reputation (and profits) on the Line

By Carola Mittag

Posted Oct 15th, 2018 in Tips & News

• A company with a reputation for quality and safety can charge more for the same product than their competitors because customers put a price premium on quality products and services that give them positive experiences.

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Your Blueprint for Chemical Safety Training

Your Blueprint for Chemical Safety Training

By Carola Mittag

Posted Oct 2nd, 2018 in Tips & News

Employee training is one of the 5 key pillars to the Hazard Communication standard. But what do you need to do? How often do you need to train? What training content should be provided? What’s the most effective means of training workers for both quick understanding, but also long-term knowledge retention? These are the questions that most often come to mind. 

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