Tips & Information For Your Workplace Safety

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Health and Safety for Small Business

Health and Safety for Small Business

Posted Jul 15th, 2019

Small business owners may be unaware of the specific laws and regulations they are expected to comply with. Health and safety can be overwhelming for small business owners who often don’t even know where to start. *Note: A 6-inch binder, sitting on a shelf, is not a health and safety program

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Pondering “intelligent health and safety”

Pondering “intelligent health and safety”

Posted Jul 4th, 2019

Why do employers continue to choose conscious ignorance (knowing you have to do something but choosing to ignore it) instead of “intelligent health and safety?

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Proper Attire Can Prevent Workplace Injury

Proper Attire Can Prevent Workplace Injury

Posted Jun 21st, 2019

In Canada, there are 15.5 work-related injuries occurring for every 1000 workers. Employers can help reduce the number of accidents by creating an appropriate policy for workplace attire. Clothing safety regulations can vary depending on industries, however, it is important that workers comply and employers enforce these rules.

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Two-Way Radio Etiquette for Effective Communication and Worker Safety

Two-Way Radio Etiquette for Effective Communication and Worker Safety

Posted Jun 6th, 2019

Clear radio communication ensures a safer jobsite when approached with respect and not congesting channels with pointless chatter. It can be very confusing, distracting, and difficult if not impossible to understand.

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Slips, Trips and Falls - Tips for planning a Safety Talk

Slips, Trips and Falls - Tips for planning a Safety Talk

Posted May 28th, 2019

This week or next is the perfect time to remind workers about slip, trip and fall hazards and prevention in your workplace. One...

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It just seems more tragic when a young person is robbed of a healthy future

It just seems more tragic when a young person is robbed of a healthy future

Posted May 28th, 2019

Every day in Ontario, an average of nearly 20 young workers under age 25 suffer lost-time injuries or are killed on the job.

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CANNABIS • Questions Answered

CANNABIS • Questions Answered

Posted May 23rd, 2019

Using cannabis, alcohol, prescription medications or illegal drugs can cause impairment, creating a significant safety risk in the workplace, especially in safety-sensitive jobs such as driving or operating equipment.

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A Short Guide On Preventing Workplace Injuries Through A Holistic Approach

A Short Guide On Preventing Workplace Injuries Through A Holistic Approach

Posted May 23rd, 2019

The Association of Workers' Compensation Boards of Canada released a report that depicts the number of illnesses and injuries per industry, and the results are a little concerning with injuries reported in 2017 at over 250,000 cases. Industries such as Health and Social Services and Manufacturing are notorious for their high levels of risk and the figures support it. A strange result, however, is the high number of injuries and illness for those in Communication and Other Utilities...

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Health & Safety Hazards

Health & Safety Hazards

Posted May 8th, 2019

You don't need to work surrounded by heavy machinery to face serious health and safety risks, just know that regulatory attention to the extreme end of the workplace hazard spectrum is increasing. It is important to remember that every job comes with potential hazards.

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Noise in the Workplace: How Much Is Too Much?

Noise in the Workplace: How Much Is Too Much?

Posted May 2nd, 2019

Ambient noise is all around us. Most workplaces are moderately noisy with the buzz of conversation, office equipment, and ringing phones; this type of noise typically registers at around 60 decibels (dB). With each decibel, the noise levels increase exponentially, so 70 dB is actually ten times louder than common office noise.

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When a client calls you the Safety Guru in Niagara….

When a client calls you the Safety Guru in Niagara….

Posted Apr 30th, 2019

It came as a surprise when one of our clients recently introduced us to a colleague as The Safety Guru in Niagara. What precipitated this very flattering introduction and what has WSG done to receive such praise? A few years ago, Workplace Safety Group created a Heads and Hands portrayal of who we are, why we do what we do and our values as a health and safety resource company. What follows is the introduction to that précis.

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National Day of Mourning is April 28th, 2019

National Day of Mourning is April 28th, 2019

Posted Apr 26th, 2019

National Day of Mourning occurs annually on April 28th in Canada in recognition of all the workers who have been killed, injured, or suffered illnesses due to their workplace hazards and/or exposures. We use this day to pay our respects and to promote making workplaces safe and healthy to prevent future workplace incidents.

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Dealing with Different Personalities at Work

Dealing with Different Personalities at Work

Posted Apr 24th, 2019

Working in any type of workplace means having to deal with all different kinds of people.

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Have You Used Our NEW Service?

Have You Used Our NEW Service?

Posted Apr 18th, 2019

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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Health and Safety is FREE for anyone!

Health and Safety is FREE for anyone!

Posted Apr 15th, 2019

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?

Posted Mar 19th, 2019

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

Posted Mar 5th, 2019

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

Posted Feb 22nd, 2019

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

Posted Feb 4th, 2019

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

Posted Jan 31st, 2019

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

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