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Welding Safety: Don't Become a Statistic

Welding Safety: Don't Become a Statistic

By Nina Sharpe

Posted Feb 20th, 2020 in Tips & News

The need for welding safety in the workplace is an ongoing task. While it may seem like common sense practice, the number of workplace injuries involving welding is in the hundreds of thousands per year.

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Do more than what regulations demand

Do more than what regulations demand

By Carola Mittag

Posted Feb 18th, 2020 in Tips & News

It is no longer acceptable to simply build a safety management system with the limited purpose of meeting regulatory compliance. For an effective and successful health and safety program, employers must move beyond the bare minimum to engage and keep their valuable workforce.

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Avoiding Ministry of Labour,Training & Skills Development Intervention

Avoiding Ministry of Labour,Training & Skills Development Intervention

By Carola Mittag

Posted Feb 18th, 2020 in Tips & News

Harassment and violence are defined as workplace hazards. Employers must develop policies and programs that address hostility in the workplace as required under the OHSA.

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Supporting Ontario Grape Growers

Supporting Ontario Grape Growers

By Carola Mittag

Posted Feb 11th, 2020 in Tips & News

The governments of Canada and Ontario are committing up to $2 million for grape growers to support projects that will help grow Ontario's wine grape industry.

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Have You Used Our NEW Service?

Have You Used Our NEW Service?

By Bob Murden

Posted Feb 3rd, 2020 in Tips & News

Our Safety Advice On-Call line is a free service offered by the Workplace Safety Group Safety team to companies and organizations with limited OH&S resource support. By placing a call, you will be connected, within 24 hours, to the Specialist/Senior Consultant best qualified to assist you.

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Why the Ministry May Target Your Workplace

Why the Ministry May Target Your Workplace

By Carola Mittag

Posted Jan 30th, 2020 in Tips & News

Every year, Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) Inspectors hand out thousands of orders for non-compliance. In 2018 alone, inspectors issued 17,534 orders.MLTSD, Insoectors

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What is Coronavirus?

What is Coronavirus?

Posted Jan 27th, 2020 in Tips & News

To help educate Ontarians about Wuhan novel coronavirus, how they can protect themselves and what to do if they suspect they may be at risk, the province has launched a dedicated webpage. Moving forward, each weekday this web page will be updated with the most up-to-date information on the number of cases under investigation and those that have been confirmed.

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The Four Cornerstones of Safety

The Four Cornerstones of Safety

By Carola Mittag

Posted Jan 27th, 2020 in Tips & News

Even if you’ve heard it before, there’s always value to being reminded of the fundamentals of good safety management. You may be busy; however, the following concepts are core to making good decisions and prioritizing safety tasks.

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Cold Weather Workers

Cold Weather Workers

By Carola Mittag

Posted Jan 20th, 2020 in Tips & News

Exposed body extremities, fingers, noses, toes, ears and cheeks are especially susceptible to frostbite. While the rest of the body can remain warm and unaffected, the extremities suffer from a poor blood supply in extreme cold, leading to hardness and numbing without the victim realizing what is happening.

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Amputation Prevention - Province-wide inspection initiative focusing on machine guarding

Amputation Prevention - Province-wide inspection initiative focusing on machine guarding

By Bob Murden

Posted Jan 9th, 2020 in Tips & News

To raise awareness and increase compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and its regulations, the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) will be conducting a province-wide inspection initiative focused on machine guarding from February 17 to March 31, 2020.

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