The Workplace Safety Blog

Why Are Safety Audits Done?

Why Are Safety Audits Done?

By Carola Mittag

Posted Jan 9th, 2019 in Tips & News

Becoming safety compliant is an ongoing process. Implementing a safety program that meets your needs, legally, morally and financially can be done methodically, incrementally and affordably.

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Comprehensive drug, alcohol policy serves employers best: Rudner

Comprehensive drug, alcohol policy serves employers best: Rudner

By Stuart Rudner

Posted Jan 9th, 2019 in Tips & News

Employers should ensure they have an effective, realistic drug and alcohol policy rather than trying to create one specifically for cannabis, Toronto employment lawyer and mediator Stuart Rudner writes in The Lawyer's Daily.

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Beware of Frigid Temperatures!

Beware of Frigid Temperatures!

By Lyse Moreau

Posted Jan 7th, 2019 in Tips & News

Finding the right Work Wear for cold temperatures can be challenging. International Sew Right custom designs safety clothing to meet your specific needs

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Time is up: Are you WHMIS 2015 compliant?

Time is up: Are you WHMIS 2015 compliant?

By Carla Oliver

Posted Jan 7th, 2019 in Tips & News

Worker training also should have been completed by Dec. 1, 2018. As products were coming into the workplace with new WHMIS 2015 labels and safety data sheets, employers should have been proactively educating their workforce. However, if you have not yet trained your workers in WHMIS 2015, now is the time to complete worker training in accordance with the new standards. No more delays; deadlines are here.

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What’s that ringing?

What’s that ringing?

By Alaina Hillier; Doctor of Audiology

Posted Dec 7th, 2018 in Tips & News

Tinnitus is the perceived sound in the absence of an external stimulus. Tinnitus is experienced by 10-15% of the population and can be described as buzzing, ringing, hissing and many other unformed sounds.

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Weather Permitting? Employer Rights When Faced with Severe Weather

Weather Permitting? Employer Rights When Faced with Severe Weather

By Andrew Shaw

Posted Nov 30th, 2018 in Tips & News

When faced with issues like slippery or flooded roads, it can be tough to balance the needs of a business with the safety of its employees.

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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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