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.
The Workplace Safety Blog
Bill 132 comes into force in September, which is now less than two months away. This amendment to the Occupational Health & Safety Act expands upon Bill 168. See how it affects your business.
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.
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?
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.
With well over 12 million workers in North America, the restaurant food service sector represents a disproportionately high number of reported workplace injuries compared to other types of work.
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.
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.