Tips & Information For Your Workplace Safety

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Hygiene Tips to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus in the Workplace

Hygiene Tips to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus in the Workplace

Posted Apr 2nd, 2020

The World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19 a global pandemic on March 11, leading many countries around the world to declare a lockdown.

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The Value of Driver Awareness and Safety Training for Employees

The Value of Driver Awareness and Safety Training for Employees

Posted Mar 25th, 2020

If you have any employees who are drivers or are required to do a lot of driving as part of their role, supplying them with a work vehicle means that you know what they’re driving is safe and reliable, which reduces the risk of accidents.

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The Right to Refuse Unsafe Work During the COVID - 19 Pandemic

The Right to Refuse Unsafe Work During the COVID - 19 Pandemic

Posted Mar 23rd, 2020

While the right to refuse unsafe work is always a possibility, that is all the more reason for employers to keep their workplaces safe to ensure such refusals are ultimately short-lived. 

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PREPAREDNESS PLAN: HOW TO GET YOUR BUSINESS READY for COVID-19

PREPAREDNESS PLAN: HOW TO GET YOUR BUSINESS READY for COVID-19

Posted Mar 11th, 2020

“Discriminatory action against any persons or communities because of an association with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), perceived or otherwise, is prohibited by the Ontario Human Rights Code. The coronavirus is not isolated to people of any particular ethnic origin, place of origin or race.”

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How to Protect Your Employees (and Company) Against Workplace Accidents

How to Protect Your Employees (and Company) Against Workplace Accidents

Posted Mar 12th, 2020

According to the Association of Workers' Compensation Boards of Canada, more than 950 workers die on the job each year. In addition, there are over 250,000 accepted claims for lost time annually as a result of injuries and illness acquired in the workplace.

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How rampant is harassment?

How rampant is harassment?

Posted Mar 4th, 2020

Many workers experience workplace harassment - demeaning, abusive, or authoritarian behavior perpetuated by coworkers or even employers. Yet studies show that less than one in 10 victims of workplace harassment let the offending person know that they don't like it.

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Welding Safety: Don't Become a Statistic

Welding Safety: Don't Become a Statistic

Posted Feb 20th, 2020

The need for welding safety in the workplace is an ongoing task. While it may seem like common sense practice, the number of workplace injuries involving welding is in the hundreds of thousands per year.

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Do more than what regulations demand

Do more than what regulations demand

Posted Feb 18th, 2020

It is no longer acceptable to simply build a safety management system with the limited purpose of meeting regulatory compliance. For an effective and successful health and safety program, employers must move beyond the bare minimum to engage and keep their valuable workforce.

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Avoiding Ministry of Labour,Training & Skills Development Intervention

Avoiding Ministry of Labour,Training & Skills Development Intervention

Posted Feb 18th, 2020

Harassment and violence are defined as workplace hazards. Employers must develop policies and programs that address hostility in the workplace as required under the OHSA.

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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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