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
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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
If your business uses portable or fixed ladders in any capacity for everyday operations, it’s vital to make sure anyone who uses them does so safely. Companies can ensure safe ladder climbing and usage by providing training to staff and investing in ladders that are sturdy, level, and fully operational.
October 1, 2017 is the deadline to comply with the occupational health and safety Working at Heights training regulations.
A clear, concise policy statement reflects management's commitment, support and attitude to health and safety for the protection of workers. This statement must be signed by the employer and/or the highest level of management at the workplace.
“Marijuana use is incompatible with working in a safety sensitive environment. Until there is clear evidence and complete understanding of what level of impairment is deemed to be considered “safe”, a zero tolerance policy regarding the presence of marijuana is the only safe choice,” says Cameron MacGillivray, President and CEO of Enform.