The Workplace Safety Blog

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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Health and Safety Challenges for Small to Mid-Size Companies

Health and Safety Challenges for Small to Mid-Size Companies

By Carola Mittag

Posted Dec 16th, 2019 in Tips & News

Small to mid-size companies have unique challenges because of limited resources and/or, limited funds for health and safety. Regardless of the limitations, responsibilities and OHSA requirements still remain for creating and maintaining a safe work environment.

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Cash in for some of the WSIB’s $140 Million in the pot!

Cash in for some of the WSIB’s $140 Million in the pot!

By Carola Mittag

Posted Dec 4th, 2019 in Tips & News

The renamed Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) just announced that Ontario will reward its safest employers with an estimated $140 million for excellence in occupational health and safety as part of a first-of-its-kind program in Canada.

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What does Contractor Due Diligence mean?

What does Contractor Due Diligence mean?

Posted Nov 4th, 2019 in Tips & News

Due diligence activity is a legal obligation. It is, therefore, necessary for owners and primary contractors who wish to protect themselves against liability due to an accident involving a contracted party.

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Everyone wants money!

Everyone wants money!

By Carola Mittag

Posted Oct 28th, 2019 in Tips & News

Translated into dollars and sense/cents, an investment in workplace health and safety is an investment in your employees and your business success.

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Winter-Proof Your Work Zone: Top 6 Worker Safety Tips for the Winter

Winter-Proof Your Work Zone: Top 6 Worker Safety Tips for the Winter

By Nina Sharpe

Posted Sep 26th, 2019 in Tips & News

This coming winter, most of the construction safety procedures that work in the summer, just won’t cut it. An icy construction site poses unique challenges. For instance, your workers are under completely different types of stress and are always under the risk of developing hypothermia or frostbite. Needless to say, you need a separate safety program for the winter season.

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Is Yours A “Canned” Product?

Is Yours A “Canned” Product?

By Carola Mittag

Posted Sep 26th, 2019 in Tips & News

In the last month WSG received a number of requests to conduct detailed, onsite health and safety assessments. When you’ve committed to investing a significant amount of money, you want to be sure that what you get is what you actually need. You want your entire health and safety management system to have all components in place:

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7 Safety Tips for Every Industry

7 Safety Tips for Every Industry

By Jordan McDowell

Posted Sep 23rd, 2019 in Tips & News

It’s no secret that facilities like warehouses, factories, foundries, and construction sites are some of the most dangerous workplaces in the world. Workers in these places are using dangerous tools, handling heavy machinery, and putting themselves through backbreaking work every day!

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Ministry of Labour Court Bulletins for July through Sept. 2019

Ministry of Labour Court Bulletins for July through Sept. 2019

By Carola Mittag

Posted Sep 17th, 2019 in Tips & News

WSG is available to help companies assess their safety programs to help them avoid stiff fines and penalties for health and safety infractions. When you contact us for an assessment, we take a look at what you are doing well to comply with occupational health and safety law and regulations and, where you may have gaps that need to be addressed.

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