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Evaluating Safety Protocols for the New Year

Evaluating Safety Protocols for the New Year

Posted Jan 9th, 2017 in Tips & News

Building and maintaining a safe workplace should be an ongoing process for all employers, not simply a list of things that can be checked off once and forgotten. Because safety is a serious matter of life or death, fostering a successful, proactive safety culture requires the utmost commitment and dedication from every member within an organization.

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Do You Know the Three E’s of Safety?

Do You Know the Three E’s of Safety?

Posted Jan 4th, 2017 in Tips & News

What you don't know can get you hurt, and what you think you know can also get you hurt. Pretending not to know is like playing ostrich; stick your head in the sand and the problem doesn’t exist, only you know it does!

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 WHY YOU MUST HAVE A HEALTH & SAFETY REPRESENTATIVE

WHY YOU MUST HAVE A HEALTH & SAFETY REPRESENTATIVE

Posted Dec 15th, 2016 in Tips & News

The Canada Labour Code requires each employer to have a health and safety representative for each workplace with fewer than 20 employees....

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TOP FIVE “MUST KNOW” REQUIREMENTS FOR SAFETY TRAINING

TOP FIVE “MUST KNOW” REQUIREMENTS FOR SAFETY TRAINING

Posted Nov 22nd, 2016 in Tips & News

Approximately 6% of the Canadian workforce falls under the OH&S jurisdiction of the federal government. The remaining 94% of Canadian workers fall under the legislation of the provincial or territorial government where they work.

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Who Should Pay for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Employer or Worker?I

Who Should Pay for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Employer or Worker?I

Posted Nov 11th, 2016 in Tips & News

Unfortunately, the question of whether the employer’s duty to provide PPE includes the duty to pay for it is still unclear.

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Getting ready for Cold Weather Work

Getting ready for Cold Weather Work

Posted Nov 2nd, 2016 in Tips & News

Employers are responsible for providing employees with work and workplaces free from recognized hazards, including cold stress, which cause or are likely to cause death or serious bodily harm. Employers should train workers on the hazards of the job and safety measures, e.g. engineering controls, personal protective equipment and safe work practices that will protect their health and safety.

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Ministry of Labour Penalties

Ministry of Labour Penalties

Posted Oct 29th, 2016

Court Bulletins announce convictions for violations of Ministry of Labour legislation. In 2015, the MOL gave out over $5.7M in fines to companies for failing to provide safety training and instruction and where workplace injuries resulted.

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Bill 132 (Sexual Violence & Harassment Action Plan Act): New Employer Obligations

Bill 132 (Sexual Violence & Harassment Action Plan Act): New Employer Obligations

Posted Oct 10th, 2016 in Tips & News

Many employers are wondering how Bill 132 affects them and their workplaces; are worried that this amendment puts additional obligations on them that they have no way of meeting. This is not entirely new legislation, it is an expansion, or enhancement to the original Bill 168 and explicitly addresses workplace sexual harassment. It come on the heels of a very public trial of Canadian radio host Jian Ghomeshi.

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Our Training Courses: Compliance in Certification, Competency & Awareness

Our Training Courses: Compliance in Certification, Competency & Awareness

Posted Oct 6th, 2016 in Tips & News

Workplace Safety Group is honoured to be recognized by occupational health and safety professionals in Canada in a survey conducted with the readers of Canadian Occupational Safety (COS) Magazine as Best In-Class Training Provider.

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Harassment Complaints: Get Ready for Changes to the OHSA

Harassment Complaints: Get Ready for Changes to the OHSA

Posted Aug 10th, 2016 in Regulation Updates, Tips & News

Your spidey senses should be tingling because some kind of investigation should be taking place soon. If not, consider what happened when an employee at CBC complained about Jian Ghomeshi and it was ignored...

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