Tips & Information For Your Workplace Safety

Workplace Safety is an ongoing process. Come back often for update to date information including tips, workplace safety legislation news, updates and more!


When your business slows down…

When your business slows down…

Posted Sep 24th, 2018

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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Does Your Health & Safety Policies & Procedures Manual Meet MOL Requirements?

Does Your Health & Safety Policies & Procedures Manual Meet MOL Requirements?

Posted Aug 9th, 2018

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.

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DO YOU THINK MANAGING CONTRACTORS IS IMORTANT?

DO YOU THINK MANAGING CONTRACTORS IS IMORTANT?

Posted Aug 1st, 2018

To reduce workplace incidents and accidents and keep production and workflow moving smoothly, it is critical that your contractors and suppliers understand your health and safety policies and follow them exactly as required.

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PREPARING YOUR WORKPLACE FOR CANNABIS LEGALIZATION

PREPARING YOUR WORKPLACE FOR CANNABIS LEGALIZATION

Posted Jul 24th, 2018

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.

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Does the Canada Labour Code apply to my workplace?

Does the Canada Labour Code apply to my workplace?

Posted Jul 18th, 2018

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........

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When a Workplace Incident / Accident Occurs

When a Workplace Incident / Accident Occurs

Posted Jul 3rd, 2018

If workplace injuries or illnesses occur, the employer has the following duties to notify certain people:

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Announcing our NEW Service

Announcing our NEW Service

Posted Jun 18th, 2018

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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How to Prepare for an MOL Inspection

How to Prepare for an MOL Inspection

Posted Apr 2nd, 2018

Remember, inspections are meant to prevent worker injury and death. Fines, such as those cited below, can easily put a company out of business.

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What’s new in 2018?

What’s new in 2018?

Posted Jan 8th, 2018

WSG will continue to offer training programs that exceed industry standards. The programs listed on our website are a basic...

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How cold is too cold?

How cold is too cold?

Posted Jan 8th, 2018

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.

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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 20th, 2017

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.

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What would you do if an MOL Inspector made an appointment to assess your workplace?

What would you do if an MOL Inspector made an appointment to assess your workplace?

Posted Nov 28th, 2017

Last week WSG received a panic call from a manufacturing company that had an Ministry of Labour (MOL) inspector visit their premises.

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YOUR WHMIS 2015 BRIEFING

YOUR WHMIS 2015 BRIEFING

Posted Nov 28th, 2017

From now until May 31, 2018, suppliers (manufacturers and importers) can use WHMIS 1988 or WHMIS 2015 .

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Stop Talking About Safety - Get Real!

Stop Talking About Safety - Get Real!

Posted Aug 10th, 2017

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”.

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5 Crucial Reasons Why Lockout/Tagout Training Is Important In Industrial Settings

5 Crucial Reasons Why Lockout/Tagout Training Is Important In Industrial Settings

Posted Aug 1st, 2017

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

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Ladder Guard Basics

Ladder Guard Basics

Posted Jul 21st, 2017

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.

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Ontario Update: Are You Ready for the Working at Heights Deadline?

Ontario Update: Are You Ready for the Working at Heights Deadline?

Posted Jul 19th, 2017

October 1, 2017 is the deadline to comply with the occupational health and safety Working at Heights training regulations.  

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Insider Information on Preparing an Occupational Health and Safety Policy

Insider Information on Preparing an Occupational Health and Safety Policy

Posted Jun 26th, 2017

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.

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When Marijuana is Legalized

When Marijuana is Legalized

Posted Jun 22nd, 2017

“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.

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DEHYDRATION

DEHYDRATION

Posted May 30th, 2017

Water makes up at least two-thirds of the body. We need to drink plenty of it to ensure that our body functions properly by keeping joints and eyes lubricated, the skin healthy and digestion functioning as it should.

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