The Workplace Safety Blog

Health and Safety is FREE for anyone!

Health and Safety is FREE for anyone!

By Carola Mittag

Posted Apr 15th, 2019 in Tips & News

A company experiencing an employee injury with direct costs of $5,000 is expected to carry indirect costs of approximately $20,000, bringing the total cost to $25,000. Based on a profit margin of 10%, it would take that company $250,000 of revenue creation (and collection) to offset expenses.

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Is a Dangerous Worker Considered a Recognized Workplace Hazard?

Is a Dangerous Worker Considered a Recognized Workplace Hazard?

By Carola Mittag

Posted Mar 19th, 2019 in Tips & News

Whether it is working dangerously or allowing a worker, known to work unsafely, to continue working, there is no excuse if the worker causes an accident. This is an example of the proverbial ostrich sticking its head in the sand or “it won’t happen to me” syndrome.

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Six First Aid Mistakes

Six First Aid Mistakes

By Carola Mittag

Posted Mar 5th, 2019 in Tips & News

1. INDUCE VOMITING - Vomiting can actually cause esophagus ruptures and can compromise an airway, so inducing vomiting is no longer recommended. If someone swallows something harmful, call Poison Control immediately.

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Preventing falls from roofs: studying additional work procedures and practices

Preventing falls from roofs: studying additional work procedures and practices

By Carola Mittag

Posted Feb 22nd, 2019 in Tips & News

Work-related falls from roofs remain a significant problem for workers in the construction industry. Knowledge about the main causative factors leading to fall incidents is needed for fall prevention intervention.

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Why Safety and the Adult Beverage Industry Make the Perfect Pair

Why Safety and the Adult Beverage Industry Make the Perfect Pair

By Carola Mittag

Posted Feb 4th, 2019 in Tips & News

Here are unlikely pairings that many people may not think of: wineries, breweries, distilleries and safety. While you might not think these are a match, the truth is that as the alcoholic beverage industry continues to grow and create jobs, so does the need for safety to ensure the safe return home of each worker at the end of the day.

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Ministry of Labour - Machine Guarding Inspection Blitz coming February & March 2019

Ministry of Labour - Machine Guarding Inspection Blitz coming February & March 2019

By Carola Mittag

Posted Jan 31st, 2019 in Regulation Updates, Tips & News

"Machine guarding hazards remain a top focus for inspectors because of the potential for catastrophic injuries and fatalities,"

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Two-Way Radio Communication

Two-Way Radio Communication

By Carola Mittag

Posted Jan 21st, 2019 in Tips & News

Two-way radio communication is a lifeline between people who are not working within sightlines of each other.

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Why you need an AED and First Aid/CPR Training at work!

Why you need an AED and First Aid/CPR Training at work!

By Bob Murden

Posted Jan 11th, 2019 in Regulation Updates, Tips & News

It takes on average, eight minutes for an EMS/ambulance to arrive on scene. In the rural areas of Niagara, it can take up to 20 plus minutes. How long would it take you to get help to your worksite?

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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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