Tips & Information For Your Workplace Safety

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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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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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