Tips & Information For Your Workplace Safety

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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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Winter-Proof Your Work Zone: Top 6 Worker Safety Tips for the Winter

Winter-Proof Your Work Zone: Top 6 Worker Safety Tips for the Winter

Posted Sep 26th, 2019

This coming winter, most of the construction safety procedures that work in the summer, just won’t cut it. An icy construction site poses unique challenges. For instance, your workers are under completely different types of stress and are always under the risk of developing hypothermia or frostbite. Needless to say, you need a separate safety program for the winter season.

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Is Yours A “Canned” Product?

Is Yours A “Canned” Product?

Posted Sep 26th, 2019

In the last month WSG received a number of requests to conduct detailed, onsite health and safety assessments. When you’ve committed to investing a significant amount of money, you want to be sure that what you get is what you actually need. You want your entire health and safety management system to have all components in place:

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7 Safety Tips for Every Industry

7 Safety Tips for Every Industry

Posted Sep 23rd, 2019

It’s no secret that facilities like warehouses, factories, foundries, and construction sites are some of the most dangerous workplaces in the world. Workers in these places are using dangerous tools, handling heavy machinery, and putting themselves through backbreaking work every day!

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Ministry of Labour Court Bulletins for July through Sept. 2019

Ministry of Labour Court Bulletins for July through Sept. 2019

Posted Sep 17th, 2019

WSG is available to help companies assess their safety programs to help them avoid stiff fines and penalties for health and safety infractions. When you contact us for an assessment, we take a look at what you are doing well to comply with occupational health and safety law and regulations and, where you may have gaps that need to be addressed.

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No Worker Born to Die

No Worker Born to Die

Posted Sep 5th, 2019

What would you like your company’s health and safety program to look like

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Safety Clothing is the Law

Safety Clothing is the Law

Posted Aug 27th, 2019

When real lives are on the line and corporate reputations are at stake you can turn to International Sew Right. We’re the PPE powerhouse in Niagara.

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Setting up Your Health and Safety Program

Setting up Your Health and Safety Program

Posted Aug 26th, 2019

A health and safety system is not the binder on the shelf or all the right posters on the safety bulletin board. It is the way everyone in the workplace works together on a daily basis to keep each other safe through safety talks, training and actions that demonstrate conscious safety awareness at all levels. In this way safety is not left to chance.

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Hiring a Health and Safety Consultant

Hiring a Health and Safety Consultant

Posted Aug 19th, 2019

WSG’s mission is to be the resource for safety development, knowledge and information to our clients. We are a group of dedicated individuals working together in the common interest of accident prevention. We have grown from a locally based company in Niagara to become a recognized and established, health and safety resource throughout Ontario.

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Backhoe hits worker exiting portable toilet

Backhoe hits worker exiting portable toilet

Posted Aug 19th, 2019

McDonald Brothers Construction has been fined $70,000 after a backhoe struck a worker who was exiting a portable toilet. The court also imposed a 25-per-cent victim fine surcharge as required by the Provincial Offences Act.

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 Just showing up for the doughnuts …

Just showing up for the doughnuts …

Posted Jul 31st, 2019

Over 90% of safety managers report that their employees are not engaged during safety training, they just show up for the doughnuts. The problem is that workplace safety is far too often considered unexciting and, in some cases, unimportant. An engaged workforce is key, and nowhere is this truer than with safety. Employees who don’t care about workplace safety end up hurting not only themselves, but company profits as well. This attitude is harmful, so how can you turn it around?

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Health and Safety for Small Business

Health and Safety for Small Business

Posted Jul 15th, 2019

Small business owners may be unaware of the specific laws and regulations they are expected to comply with. Health and safety can be overwhelming for small business owners who often don’t even know where to start. *Note: A 6-inch binder, sitting on a shelf, is not a health and safety program

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Pondering “intelligent health and safety”

Pondering “intelligent health and safety”

Posted Jul 4th, 2019

Why do employers continue to choose conscious ignorance (knowing you have to do something but choosing to ignore it) instead of “intelligent health and safety?

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Proper Attire Can Prevent Workplace Injury

Proper Attire Can Prevent Workplace Injury

Posted Jun 21st, 2019

In Canada, there are 15.5 work-related injuries occurring for every 1000 workers. Employers can help reduce the number of accidents by creating an appropriate policy for workplace attire. Clothing safety regulations can vary depending on industries, however, it is important that workers comply and employers enforce these rules.

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Two-Way Radio Etiquette for Effective Communication and Worker Safety

Two-Way Radio Etiquette for Effective Communication and Worker Safety

Posted Jun 6th, 2019

Clear radio communication ensures a safer jobsite when approached with respect and not congesting channels with pointless chatter. It can be very confusing, distracting, and difficult if not impossible to understand.

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Slips, Trips and Falls - Tips for planning a Safety Talk

Slips, Trips and Falls - Tips for planning a Safety Talk

Posted May 28th, 2019

This week or next is the perfect time to remind workers about slip, trip and fall hazards and prevention in your workplace. One...

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It just seems more tragic when a young person is robbed of a healthy future

It just seems more tragic when a young person is robbed of a healthy future

Posted May 28th, 2019

Every day in Ontario, an average of nearly 20 young workers under age 25 suffer lost-time injuries or are killed on the job.

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CANNABIS • Questions Answered

CANNABIS • Questions Answered

Posted May 23rd, 2019

Using cannabis, alcohol, prescription medications or illegal drugs can cause impairment, creating a significant safety risk in the workplace, especially in safety-sensitive jobs such as driving or operating equipment.

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A Short Guide On Preventing Workplace Injuries Through A Holistic Approach

A Short Guide On Preventing Workplace Injuries Through A Holistic Approach

Posted May 23rd, 2019

The Association of Workers' Compensation Boards of Canada released a report that depicts the number of illnesses and injuries per industry, and the results are a little concerning with injuries reported in 2017 at over 250,000 cases. Industries such as Health and Social Services and Manufacturing are notorious for their high levels of risk and the figures support it. A strange result, however, is the high number of injuries and illness for those in Communication and Other Utilities...

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