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Getting ready for Cold Weather Work

Getting ready for Cold Weather Work

Posted Nov 2nd, 2016 in Tips & News

Employers are responsible for providing employees with work and workplaces free from recognized hazards, including cold stress, which cause or are likely to cause death or serious bodily harm. Employers should train workers on the hazards of the job and safety measures, e.g. engineering controls, personal protective equipment and safe work practices that will protect their health and safety.

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Bill 132 (Sexual Violence & Harassment Action Plan Act): New Employer Obligations

Bill 132 (Sexual Violence & Harassment Action Plan Act): New Employer Obligations

Posted Oct 10th, 2016 in Tips & News

Many employers are wondering how Bill 132 affects them and their workplaces; are worried that this amendment puts additional obligations on them that they have no way of meeting. This is not entirely new legislation, it is an expansion, or enhancement to the original Bill 168 and explicitly addresses workplace sexual harassment. It come on the heels of a very public trial of Canadian radio host Jian Ghomeshi.

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Our Training Courses: Compliance in Certification, Competency & Awareness

Our Training Courses: Compliance in Certification, Competency & Awareness

Posted Oct 6th, 2016 in Tips & News

Workplace Safety Group is honoured to be recognized by occupational health and safety professionals in Canada in a survey conducted with the readers of Canadian Occupational Safety (COS) Magazine as Best In-Class Training Provider.

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Harassment Complaints: Get Ready for Changes to the OHSA

Harassment Complaints: Get Ready for Changes to the OHSA

Posted Aug 10th, 2016 in Regulation Updates, Tips & News

Your spidey senses should be tingling because some kind of investigation should be taking place soon. If not, consider what happened when an employee at CBC complained about Jian Ghomeshi and it was ignored...

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Hazards vs Danger: Do You Know the Difference?

Hazards vs Danger: Do You Know the Difference?

Posted Aug 9th, 2016 in Tips & News

It is important to understand the difference between hazards and danger. As long as a control measure is in place, danger need not enter into the picture.

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Digital Eye Strain from Overexposure to Computers

Digital Eye Strain from Overexposure to Computers

Posted Jul 7th, 2016 in Tips & News

The average worker spends seven hours a day on the computer either in the office or working from home and the American Optometric Association's (AOA) American Eye-Q® survey reports that 58 percent of adults have experienced digital eye strain or vision problems as a direct result.

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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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