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• 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.
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.
October 1, 2017 was the deadline to comply with the occupational health and safety Working at Heights training regulations. Re-Certifications after 3 years are now falling into place.
So what impact will declining revenues have on safety? One safety specialist expressed it this way, “An economic crisis will have many effects on workplace safety… mostly negative.” Many problems arise as the economy tightens. Layoffs force fewer people to do more work, while always thinking in the back of their minds, “Am I next?” As a result, focus shifts away from attention to detail, likely causing workplace accidents and injuries to increase
Good health and safety policies and procedures are essential elements of running successful businesses. They outline key procedures, communicate expectations, reinforce organizational expectations and ensure legislative compliance. They protect employers during health and safety prosecutions, or liability claims. In short, effective policies and procedures are critical to your risk and compliance strategy.
Consuming recreational marijuana at work is and will remain illegal. Study's show that 71% of employers still aren’t equipped for managing marijuana in the workplace. With October 17th quickly approaching, the time to get your policies and practices updated is now.
WSG has been asked to differentiate between provincial and federal occupational health and safety legislation. While many of the employers and workers obligations are similar, the differences can be........
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.
Hypothermia, which can be fatal, is a gradual process which happens slowly. Workers may not realize they are in danger until it's too late. Feeling cold is the most important warning sign. If workers feel cold, their bodies are likely losing heat faster than their bodies are making it.
Creating a safe environment is management’s way of saying they care. Creating a harm-free work environment while achieving – or perhaps because of achieving – 100 percent employee involvement and engagement shows management’s commitment.
Last week WSG received a panic call from a manufacturing company that had an Ministry of Labour (MOL) inspector visit their premises.
Are you an employer with a false sense of security by not examining potential areas of risk? Prevent workplace incidents by shifting your focus to risk-management rather than safety culture which focuses only on compliance. By identifying strategies to reduce incidents in the workplace you are “getting real”.
Training is an important part of industrial safety protocol, and it is one of the keys to ensuring that industrial spaces remain safe, secure, and efficient when handling their day to day activities