The Workplace Safety Blog

The Non-Certified, Joint Health and Safety Committee Member

The Non-Certified, Joint Health and Safety Committee Member

By Carola Mittag

Posted Nov 29th, 2018 in Tips & News

Non-certified members also have important functions in the overall effectiveness of the committee but are often inexperienced, unknowledgeable and untrained to perform their duties effectively. Anyone who has been appointed, elected or volunteered to be on the JHSC but, who is not a certified member, must still understand the roles, functions and powers of JHSC members.

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THE 12 DAYS OF HOLIDAY SAFETY

THE 12 DAYS OF HOLIDAY SAFETY

By Carola Mittag

Posted Nov 27th, 2018 in Tips & News

In the true spirit of the season, and to help keep family and friends out of harm's way, here are some tips and helpful hints for the 12 Days of Holiday Safety:

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Why Employees Need First Aid Training

Why Employees Need First Aid Training

By Bob Murden

Posted Nov 21st, 2018 in Tips & News

The WSIB along with Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) requires businesses to provide first aid and CPR training to employees in the absence of a nearby clinic or hospital. While safety always begins with prevention, not every work-related injury can be prevented. Your primary first aid training goal should be to give employees the necessary tools and information they need to care for an ill or injured person, if necessary, until advanced help arrives.

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Training Requirements … Just the Facts!

Training Requirements … Just the Facts!

By Carola Mittag

Posted Nov 12th, 2018 in Tips & News

Often however, workers don’t receive the training required by law because they may not know they need it and/or, because employers may not think they have an obligation to provide it.]

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WHMIS 2015 Compliance deadline not far off.

WHMIS 2015 Compliance deadline not far off.

By Carola Mittag

Posted Nov 6th, 2018 in Tips & News

WHMIS 2015 COMPLIANCE STANDARDS MUST BE IMPLEMENTED IN LESS THAN 30 DAYS

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Putting Your Company’s Reputation (and profits) on the Line

Putting Your Company’s Reputation (and profits) on the Line

By Carola Mittag

Posted Oct 15th, 2018 in Tips & News

• A company with a reputation for quality and safety can charge more for the same product than their competitors because customers put a price premium on quality products and services that give them positive experiences.

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Your Blueprint for Chemical Safety Training

Your Blueprint for Chemical Safety Training

By Carola Mittag

Posted Oct 2nd, 2018 in Tips & News

Employee training is one of the 5 key pillars to the Hazard Communication standard. But what do you need to do? How often do you need to train? What training content should be provided? What’s the most effective means of training workers for both quick understanding, but also long-term knowledge retention? These are the questions that most often come to mind. 

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Ontario Update: Are You Ready for the Working at Heights Re-Certification?

Ontario Update: Are You Ready for the Working at Heights Re-Certification?

Posted Sep 27th, 2018 in Regulation Updates, Tips & News

October 1, 2017 was the deadline to comply with the occupational health and safety Working at Heights training regulations.  Re-Certifications after 3 years are now falling into place.

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YOUR WHMIS 2015 BRIEFING

YOUR WHMIS 2015 BRIEFING

By Bob Murden

Posted Sep 27th, 2018 in Regulation Updates, Tips & News

You have 2 months(December 1st, 2018) to complete conversion to WHMIS 2015.

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When your business slows down…

When your business slows down…

Posted Sep 24th, 2018 in Tips & News

So what impact will declining revenues have on safety? One safety specialist expressed it this way, “An economic crisis will have many effects on workplace safety… mostly negative.” Many problems arise as the economy tightens. Layoffs force fewer people to do more work, while always thinking in the back of their minds, “Am I next?” As a result, focus shifts away from attention to detail, likely causing workplace accidents and injuries to increase

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