Tips & Information For Your Workplace Safety

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Training Requirements … Just the Facts!

Posted Nov 12th, 2018

Regardless of the size of your business or company, Health and Safety Training is necessary, and the legislation is there to...

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WHMIS 2015 Compliance deadline not far off.

WHMIS 2015 Compliance deadline not far off.

Posted Nov 6th, 2018

WHMIS 2015 COMPLIANCE STANDARDS MUST BE IMPLEMENTED IN LESS THAN 30 DAYS

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Putting Your Company’s Reputation (and profits) on the Line

Putting Your Company’s Reputation (and profits) on the Line

Posted Oct 15th, 2018

• 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.

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Your Blueprint for Chemical Safety Training

Your Blueprint for Chemical Safety Training

Posted Oct 2nd, 2018

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. 

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Ontario Update: Are You Ready for the Working at Heights Re-Certification?

Ontario Update: Are You Ready for the Working at Heights Re-Certification?

Posted Sep 27th, 2018

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.

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YOUR WHMIS 2015 BRIEFING

YOUR WHMIS 2015 BRIEFING

Posted Sep 27th, 2018

You have 2 months(December 1st, 2018) to complete conversion to WHMIS 2015.

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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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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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