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Fire Safety Procedures For The Workplace

A fire in the workplace can be one of the most devastating hazards for not only the workers but the public as well. It can result in numerous serious injuries or even fatalities in addition to the extensive property damage. So fire safety is pretty important. Be sure to familiarize yourself and your co-workers with […]

Top 5 Safety Tips for Working at Heights

In 2015, companies spent over $52 million dollars paying for work-related compensation for workplace fall injuries alone. Falls are the leading cause of fatal accidents in the Ontario construction industry. To help you reduce the risk of a workplace fall injury, we have created a list of the top 5 safety tips for working at […]

Workplace Site Audits: A Step-by-Step Overview

  A Ministry of Labour inspector can drop by unannounced on any day so you should always be prepared. They recently announced the schedule of health and safety inspection blitzes and regional initiatives for Ontario, so it is important to be prepared for a workplace inspection and what is expected of you. The MOL’s schedule […]

Scissor and Boom Lift Safety: Tips for Reducing Risk and Avoiding Workplace Injury

  Safety is paramount on any worksite whether you are at ground level or on a form of elevating equipment like a scissor lift. Of course, working from an elevated position brings a whole new set of safety challenges to overcome. But remember, every machine is different. Always familiarize yourself with your specific machine’s manual […]

Being Proactive: Your Role in Occupational Safety Due Diligence

  The first step to workplace safety is due diligence. It is also important as a legal defense for someone who is being charged under occupational health and safety legislation. If charged, a defendant might be found not guilty if they can prove that due diligence was exercised. Due diligence is demonstrated by actions taken […]

How Do We Train for Working at Heights?

  Employers must ensure that employees who work in any facility with heights of four feet or more use fall protection equipment such as travel restraint systems, fall restricting systems, fall arrest systems, a safety net, work belt or safety belts and must comply with O. Reg. 213/91 (Construction Projects Regulation). To comply with these […]

4 Steps to Ensure a Better Workplace Safety Audit

  Completing workplace inspections on an ongoing basis is an opportunity to assess risks and identify hazards in your workplace. They reveal the current state of your workplace and is part of a proactive injury-prevention process. By doing this on an ongoing basis you can identify hazards and prevent unsafe working conditions from developing. Daily […]

Employers Must Comply With WHMIS 2015 By 2018: Are You Ready?

  WHMIS stands for the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System. It is a comprehensive system for providing health and safety information on hazardous products intended for use, handling, or storage in Canadian workplaces. Any person providing or using hazardous products must comply with it. WHMIS is governed by provincial and federal laws and regulations. Since […]

The Dangers of Heat Stress in the Workplace

“Heat stress can happen when hot, humid conditions and physical activity overcomes your body’s natural cooling system. You might suffer cramps and fainting, or even serious heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Heat stroke can kill quickly” says the Ontario Ministry of Labour. The potential impacts of heat stress you may be wondering what types of […]

Working at Heights: What You Need to Know for Safety Compliance

“Falls continue to be a leading cause of critical injuries and fatalities of construction workers in Ontario.” So says Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn. That’s why it’s crucial that your company have an effective and proactive Working-at-Heights (WAH) safety program in place. With government, media and public awareness at an all-time high, being on the […]