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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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In Every Work Place, Safety Should Be Priority

Maintaining a safe and healthy environment at work is a top priority for many workplaces which rely on the hard…

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How Does a Good Safety Record Help Your Business?

Your business needs a safe and healthy workplace so that employees can not only survive but thrive and work to their full potential. A good safety record demonstrates the success

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How Often Should You Update / Refresh Your Workplace Training?

  Workplace Safety Training requires continual monitoring and maintenance to stay current and effective. A safe work environment requires a commitment by leadership and the responsible participation of all staff.

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Prevention vs. Reaction: The Foundation of Safety Training

Prevention, as opposed to reaction, is the cornerstone of safety awareness & training. While it may seem like basics, we can't underscore enough the need to be proactive when it

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Repetitive Stress Injuries: Why Ergonomics Matters

Repetitive stress injuries (RSI) occur by repeatedly performing the same or similar movements over a period of time. This can ultimately result in injury to the soft tissues, such as

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Five Essential Workplace Safety Tips for Everyone to Know

Workplace injuries and accidents take a huge physical as well as financial toll. In the US alone, this economic cost is nearly $200 billion every year. There are an estimated

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Working Outdoors Safely with Summer Storms & Heat in Mind

Summer in our part of Canada is a long-anticipated event, following those long, harsh winters that seem to never end. Summertime means family fun and outdoor activities, but it can

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Are You Due for a First Aid Refresher Course?

  A course in First Aid is an important component of your workplace safety program.  Given the daily demands of everyone’s work activity, first aid training might get set aside

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Why Sleep Is Important for Workplace Safety – and How to Encourage It

  Sleep is not only important for overall energy level at work, but essential for our overall health condition. Poor sleep habits can lead to blood pressure problems, which in

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Working Safely in Hot Conditions

  Our body temperature needs to stay in a healthy range whether at work, at rest or at play. An unsafe level in body temperature can lead to a number of

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4 Actions to Take Today to Promote a Workplace Safety Culture

Safety in the workplace is a fundamental need and major priority for management, employees, suppliers and stakeholders. Provincial and federal safety regulations often require annual training and/or regular compliance measures

WHMIS hazardous material handling

Why WHMIS Matters: How to Stay in Compliance for Hazardous Material Handling, Storage & Use

Effective and proper handling, use and storage of hazardous materials in the workplace is a matter of high priority for organizations large and small across Ontario & Canada. WHMIS exists

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