Tips & Information For Your Workplace Safety

Workplace Safety is an ongoing process. Come back often for update to date information including tips, workplace safety legislation news, updates and more!


Supporting Ontario Grape Growers

Supporting Ontario Grape Growers

Posted Feb 11th, 2020

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?

Posted Feb 3rd, 2020

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

Posted Jan 30th, 2020

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

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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The Four Cornerstones of Safety

The Four Cornerstones of Safety

Posted Jan 27th, 2020

Even if you’ve heard it before, there’s always value to being reminded of the fundamentals of good safety management. You may be busy; however, the following concepts are core to making good decisions and prioritizing safety tasks.

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Cold Weather Workers

Cold Weather Workers

Posted Jan 20th, 2020

Exposed body extremities, fingers, noses, toes, ears and cheeks are especially susceptible to frostbite. While the rest of the body can remain warm and unaffected, the extremities suffer from a poor blood supply in extreme cold, leading to hardness and numbing without the victim realizing what is happening.

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Amputation Prevention - Province-wide inspection initiative focusing on machine guarding

Amputation Prevention - Province-wide inspection initiative focusing on machine guarding

Posted Jan 9th, 2020

To raise awareness and increase compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and its regulations, the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) will be conducting a province-wide inspection initiative focused on machine guarding from February 17 to March 31, 2020.

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Health and Safety Challenges for Small to Mid-Size Companies

Health and Safety Challenges for Small to Mid-Size Companies

Posted Dec 16th, 2019

Small to mid-size companies have unique challenges because of limited resources and/or, limited funds for health and safety. Regardless of the limitations, responsibilities and OHSA requirements still remain for creating and maintaining a safe work environment.

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Cash in for some of the WSIB’s $140 Million in the pot!

Cash in for some of the WSIB’s $140 Million in the pot!

Posted Dec 4th, 2019

The renamed Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) just announced that Ontario will reward its safest employers with an estimated $140 million for excellence in occupational health and safety as part of a first-of-its-kind program in Canada.

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What does Contractor Due Diligence mean?

What does Contractor Due Diligence mean?

Posted Nov 4th, 2019

Due diligence activity is a legal obligation. It is, therefore, necessary for owners and primary contractors who wish to protect themselves against liability due to an accident involving a contracted party.

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Everyone wants money!

Everyone wants money!

Posted Oct 28th, 2019

Translated into dollars and sense/cents, an investment in workplace health and safety is an investment in your employees and your business success.

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Winter-Proof Your Work Zone: Top 6 Worker Safety Tips for the Winter

Winter-Proof Your Work Zone: Top 6 Worker Safety Tips for the Winter

Posted Sep 26th, 2019

This coming winter, most of the construction safety procedures that work in the summer, just won’t cut it. An icy construction site poses unique challenges. For instance, your workers are under completely different types of stress and are always under the risk of developing hypothermia or frostbite. Needless to say, you need a separate safety program for the winter season.

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Is Yours A “Canned” Product?

Is Yours A “Canned” Product?

Posted Sep 26th, 2019

In the last month WSG received a number of requests to conduct detailed, onsite health and safety assessments. When you’ve committed to investing a significant amount of money, you want to be sure that what you get is what you actually need. You want your entire health and safety management system to have all components in place:

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7 Safety Tips for Every Industry

7 Safety Tips for Every Industry

Posted Sep 23rd, 2019

It’s no secret that facilities like warehouses, factories, foundries, and construction sites are some of the most dangerous workplaces in the world. Workers in these places are using dangerous tools, handling heavy machinery, and putting themselves through backbreaking work every day!

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Ministry of Labour Court Bulletins for July through Sept. 2019

Ministry of Labour Court Bulletins for July through Sept. 2019

Posted Sep 17th, 2019

WSG is available to help companies assess their safety programs to help them avoid stiff fines and penalties for health and safety infractions. When you contact us for an assessment, we take a look at what you are doing well to comply with occupational health and safety law and regulations and, where you may have gaps that need to be addressed.

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No Worker Born to Die

No Worker Born to Die

Posted Sep 5th, 2019

What would you like your company’s health and safety program to look like

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Safety Clothing is the Law

Safety Clothing is the Law

Posted Aug 27th, 2019

When real lives are on the line and corporate reputations are at stake you can turn to International Sew Right. We’re the PPE powerhouse in Niagara.

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Setting up Your Health and Safety Program

Setting up Your Health and Safety Program

Posted Aug 26th, 2019

A health and safety system is not the binder on the shelf or all the right posters on the safety bulletin board. It is the way everyone in the workplace works together on a daily basis to keep each other safe through safety talks, training and actions that demonstrate conscious safety awareness at all levels. In this way safety is not left to chance.

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Hiring a Health and Safety Consultant

Hiring a Health and Safety Consultant

Posted Aug 19th, 2019

WSG’s mission is to be the resource for safety development, knowledge and information to our clients. We are a group of dedicated individuals working together in the common interest of accident prevention. We have grown from a locally based company in Niagara to become a recognized and established, health and safety resource throughout Ontario.

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Backhoe hits worker exiting portable toilet

Backhoe hits worker exiting portable toilet

Posted Aug 19th, 2019

McDonald Brothers Construction has been fined $70,000 after a backhoe struck a worker who was exiting a portable toilet. The court also imposed a 25-per-cent victim fine surcharge as required by the Provincial Offences Act.

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