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OH NO! THE MOL INSPECTOR JUST ARRIVED!

OH NO! THE MOL INSPECTOR JUST ARRIVED!

Posted Jun 23rd, 2016 in Regulation Updates, Tips & News

Besides random or regular inspections, workplace accidents will prompt inspections. Inspectors generally have broad powers to enter a workplace, operate or test machinery, interview employees and review records.

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Hidden Costs To Your Business - Injuries & Illnesses are Expensive

Hidden Costs To Your Business - Injuries & Illnesses are Expensive

Posted Apr 11th, 2016 in Tips & News

You are aware that job-related injuries and illness are expensive, due to medical expenses, lost days on the job, and insurance costs. But, did you know that as much as nine-tenths of the total cost of a workplace injury or illness is a hidden cost?

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Violence & Your Business: Striking Fear in the Heart of the Workplace

Violence & Your Business: Striking Fear in the Heart of the Workplace

Posted Apr 7th, 2016 in Tips & News

Workplace violence is big these days. Well, not the violence itself, but a lot of attention has been focused on workplace violence and what employers should — and must — do to ensure their workplaces are safe and healthy for employees.

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Young Workers More Likely To Be Hurt At Work: The Younger Face of Workplace Safety

Young Workers More Likely To Be Hurt At Work: The Younger Face of Workplace Safety

Posted Mar 11th, 2016 in Tips & News

A growing percentage of their employees are quite a bit younger. These workers are not only inexperienced, but also quite prone to being injured. Whether through a lack of safety training or simple immaturity, young workers get hurt at a disproportionately high rate.

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Scaffolding's "Dirty Little Secret" - Part 1

Posted Mar 2nd, 2016 in Tips & News

We have a HEAVY DUTY problem in the North American scaffolding industry. The issue is: scaffold load calculations and duty ratings. It sounds simple enough. Surely, no one would ever build or use a scaffold without knowing what it’s rated for – right? Wrong! Sadly, it happens every day.

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Preventing Repetitive Strain Injury

Posted Feb 26th, 2016 in Tips & News

Repetitive work isn’t just monotonous. Repetitive movements, such as typing or handling hundreds of parts on an assembly line, can cause painful musculoskeletal injuries.

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A Breath Away from Catastrophe

Posted Jan 21st, 2016 in Tips & News

How many times were our accidents, injuries and catastrophes literally one breath away from a different result? Isn’t a near-miss really just a “one breath away” moment?

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Are Accidents Here To Stay?

Posted Jan 1st, 2016 in Tips & News

Do we really want to get rid of the word “accident?” While there is a definition of accident on its website, the National Safety Council is trying to get rid of the word from its materials “because workplace incidents are preventable,” according to Kathy Lane of the National Safety Council.

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