The Workplace Safety Blog

How to Protect Your Employees (and Company) Against Workplace Accidents

How to Protect Your Employees (and Company) Against Workplace Accidents

By Katrina McKinnon

Posted Mar 12th, 2020 in Tips & News

According to the Association of Workers' Compensation Boards of Canada, more than 950 workers die on the job each year. In addition, there are over 250,000 accepted claims for lost time annually as a result of injuries and illness acquired in the workplace.

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PREPAREDNESS PLAN: HOW TO GET YOUR BUSINESS READY for COVID-19

PREPAREDNESS PLAN: HOW TO GET YOUR BUSINESS READY for COVID-19

By Carola Mittag

Posted Mar 11th, 2020 in Tips & News

“Discriminatory action against any persons or communities because of an association with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), perceived or otherwise, is prohibited by the Ontario Human Rights Code. The coronavirus is not isolated to people of any particular ethnic origin, place of origin or race.”

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How rampant is harassment?

How rampant is harassment?

By Carola Mittag

Posted Mar 4th, 2020 in Tips & News

Many workers experience workplace harassment - demeaning, abusive, or authoritarian behavior perpetuated by coworkers or even employers. Yet studies show that less than one in 10 victims of workplace harassment let the offending person know that they don't like it.

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Welding Safety: Don't Become a Statistic

Welding Safety: Don't Become a Statistic

By Nina Sharpe

Posted Feb 20th, 2020 in Tips & News

The need for welding safety in the workplace is an ongoing task. While it may seem like common sense practice, the number of workplace injuries involving welding is in the hundreds of thousands per year.

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Do more than what regulations demand

Do more than what regulations demand

By Carola Mittag

Posted Feb 18th, 2020 in Tips & News

It is no longer acceptable to simply build a safety management system with the limited purpose of meeting regulatory compliance. For an effective and successful health and safety program, employers must move beyond the bare minimum to engage and keep their valuable workforce.

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Avoiding Ministry of Labour,Training & Skills Development Intervention

Avoiding Ministry of Labour,Training & Skills Development Intervention

By Carola Mittag

Posted Feb 18th, 2020 in Tips & News

Harassment and violence are defined as workplace hazards. Employers must develop policies and programs that address hostility in the workplace as required under the OHSA.

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Supporting Ontario Grape Growers

Supporting Ontario Grape Growers

By Carola Mittag

Posted Feb 11th, 2020 in Tips & News

The governments of Canada and Ontario are committing up to $2 million for grape growers to support projects that will help grow Ontario's wine grape industry.

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Have You Used Our NEW Service?

Have You Used Our NEW Service?

By Bob Murden

Posted Feb 3rd, 2020 in Tips & News

Our Safety Advice On-Call line is a free service offered by the Workplace Safety Group Safety team to companies and organizations with limited OH&S resource support. By placing a call, you will be connected, within 24 hours, to the Specialist/Senior Consultant best qualified to assist you.

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Why the Ministry May Target Your Workplace

Why the Ministry May Target Your Workplace

By Carola Mittag

Posted Jan 30th, 2020 in Tips & News

Every year, Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) Inspectors hand out thousands of orders for non-compliance. In 2018 alone, inspectors issued 17,534 orders.MLTSD, Insoectors

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What is Coronavirus?

What is Coronavirus?

Posted Jan 27th, 2020 in Tips & News

To help educate Ontarians about Wuhan novel coronavirus, how they can protect themselves and what to do if they suspect they may be at risk, the province has launched a dedicated webpage. Moving forward, each weekday this web page will be updated with the most up-to-date information on the number of cases under investigation and those that have been confirmed.

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