Tips & Information For Your Workplace Safety

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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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Two-Way Radio Communication

Two-Way Radio Communication

Posted Jan 21st, 2019

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!

Posted Jan 11th, 2019

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?

Posted Jan 9th, 2019

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

Posted Jan 9th, 2019

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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Beware of Frigid Temperatures!

Beware of Frigid Temperatures!

Posted Jan 7th, 2019

Finding the right Work Wear for cold temperatures can be challenging. International Sew Right custom designs safety clothing to meet your specific needs

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Time is up: Are you WHMIS 2015 compliant?

Time is up: Are you WHMIS 2015 compliant?

Posted Jan 7th, 2019

Worker training also should have been completed by Dec. 1, 2018. As products were coming into the workplace with new WHMIS 2015 labels and safety data sheets, employers should have been proactively educating their workforce. However, if you have not yet trained your workers in WHMIS 2015, now is the time to complete worker training in accordance with the new standards. No more delays; deadlines are here.

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What’s that ringing?

What’s that ringing?

Posted Dec 7th, 2018

Tinnitus is the perceived sound in the absence of an external stimulus. Tinnitus is experienced by 10-15% of the population and can be described as buzzing, ringing, hissing and many other unformed sounds.

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Weather Permitting? Employer Rights When Faced with Severe Weather

Weather Permitting? Employer Rights When Faced with Severe Weather

Posted Nov 30th, 2018

When faced with issues like slippery or flooded roads, it can be tough to balance the needs of a business with the safety of its employees.

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The Non-Certified, Joint Health and Safety Committee Member

The Non-Certified, Joint Health and Safety Committee Member

Posted Nov 29th, 2018

Non-certified members also have important functions in the overall effectiveness of the committee but are often inexperienced, unknowledgeable and untrained to perform their duties effectively. Anyone who has been appointed, elected or volunteered to be on the JHSC but, who is not a certified member, must still understand the roles, functions and powers of JHSC members.

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THE 12 DAYS OF HOLIDAY SAFETY

THE 12 DAYS OF HOLIDAY SAFETY

Posted Nov 27th, 2018

In the true spirit of the season, and to help keep family and friends out of harm's way, here are some tips and helpful hints for the 12 Days of Holiday Safety:

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Why Employees Need First Aid Training

Why Employees Need First Aid Training

Posted Nov 21st, 2018

The WSIB along with Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) requires businesses to provide first aid and CPR training to employees in the absence of a nearby clinic or hospital. While safety always begins with prevention, not every work-related injury can be prevented. Your primary first aid training goal should be to give employees the necessary tools and information they need to care for an ill or injured person, if necessary, until advanced help arrives.

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Training Requirements … Just the Facts!

Training Requirements … Just the Facts!

Posted Nov 12th, 2018

Often however, workers don’t receive the training required by law because they may not know they need it and/or, because employers may not think they have an obligation to provide it.]

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WHMIS 2015 Compliance deadline not far off.

WHMIS 2015 Compliance deadline not far off.

Posted Nov 6th, 2018

WHMIS 2015 COMPLIANCE STANDARDS MUST BE IMPLEMENTED IN LESS THAN 30 DAYS

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Putting Your Company’s Reputation (and profits) on the Line

Putting Your Company’s Reputation (and profits) on the Line

Posted Oct 15th, 2018

• A company with a reputation for quality and safety can charge more for the same product than their competitors because customers put a price premium on quality products and services that give them positive experiences.

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Your Blueprint for Chemical Safety Training

Your Blueprint for Chemical Safety Training

Posted Oct 2nd, 2018

Employee training is one of the 5 key pillars to the Hazard Communication standard. But what do you need to do? How often do you need to train? What training content should be provided? What’s the most effective means of training workers for both quick understanding, but also long-term knowledge retention? These are the questions that most often come to mind. 

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