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Different Types of PPE & Why They Are Important

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is an essential component of any safe workplace. Without proper PPE, you and your employees are…

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Safety Tips for Working with Compressed Gas

Compressed gas cylinders are a common item in many workplaces, from shops to laboratories and hospitals to restaurants and much…

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Essential First Aid Tips in the Workplace

Making the workplace a safe environment is one of the top priorities of companies & organizations across Canada. Yet, despite…

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Tips for Working Safely in Cold Weather

It’s wintertime again. Along with the sub-freezing temperatures come the frequent strong wind and the damp air that can bring…

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Confined Spaces and their Inherent Risks

Working in confined spaces is one of the biggest safety hazards in the workplace. Each year in Canada, many workers…

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Results From Ontario’s Working At Heights Initiative

In June 2018, Ontario conducted a province wide initiative to perform a blitz inspections on construction projects to ensure working…

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A Brief History of WHMIS

The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, or WHMIS, is the standard of handling hazardous materials that companies in Canada need…

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Forklift Training & Safety FAQ

The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) controls the operations of forklift and other powered-lift trucks for workplaces in Ontario….

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Regulations For Fall Prevention To Keep You Safe

Fall Prevention Month was this month but it is always good to review safety precautions for working at heights and…

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Working At Heights Safety Training FAQ

Working at heights provides some of the biggest risks for workplace injuries when best practices are not followed. It is…

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Workplace Safety Audits & Why You Should Do Your Own

Workplace safety audits and inspections are incredibly beneficial and essential for maintaining a safe workplace, especially when they are done…

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WHMIS 2015/GHS Symbols & Their Meanings

By December 1st all workplaces will need to ensure their hazard labelling are in accordance with WHMIS 2015/GHS. This is…

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Safety Tips for Working on Roofs & Elevated Platforms

Worker safety is a top priority for any construction job site. When the job involves an elevated work site, safety planning for working at heights is of paramount importance. As

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How to Manage & Mitigate Stress in the Workplace

  Do you have a stressful workplace? Some employees might surprise you in their answer. Stress isn't the worst thing in the world, mind you. There's good stress and bad

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Protecting Hearing & Reducing Exposure to Noise in the Workplace

  Crash! Boom! Bang! Those are routine sounds heard ‘round many a work site. While most workers are accustomed to these sounds and aren’t fazed by them, there could be

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Tips to Prevent Eye Injuries in the Workplace

    Over 20,000 eye injuries occur on the job every year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates, costing hundreds of millions of dollars in lost productivity and medical treatment

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6 Important Safety Tips for Small Businesses

  Typically, a small business wouldn’t be staffed with a full-time safety manager or officer. Yet it does not automatically follow that the business would have issues with safety. A

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Essentials for New Employee Safety Training & Orientation

Business has been great, and you need to hire additional people to keep up with the volume. You already have a strong safety culture at your operation, and want to

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Safety Myths & Facts: Making Your Workplace Safer

Most anyone would agree that an effective safety program is something all businesses should strive for, regardless of size, location, corporate structure, or type of business. People often have their

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Safety Training on a Small Budget

One of your biggest obligations as an employer or business owner is to give your employees a safe working environment. They have the right, and you have the responsibility, to

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Lockout/Tag-Out: High Energy Machine Lockout Basics

Is your workplace using proper Lockout procedures? Are you familiar with Lockout / Tag-out? In an industrial setting, many of the devices used possess something known as Hazardous Energy. It

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The Importance of Health and Safety Committees in the Workplace

“Why would a company invest the resources, time, and money to create a workplace Health and Safety Committee?” That’s a reasonable question! After all, we have a veritable alphabet soup

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How To React To A Significant Workplace Injury

  Though most workplace accidents can be prevented, the reality is that accidents can and do happen in the workplace. The more severe the injury, the quicker that action needs

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7 Tips For Working On Or Around Boom Lifts

Boom lifts, part of the Aerial Elevated Work Platform (AEWP) category, are extremely helpful in gaining access to hard-to-reach places for jobs such as maintenance, construction, and emergency response. In