The government is taking health and safety training for employees and workplace safety improvement seriously, but unless employees do their bit, achieving positive outcomes can become a big challenge. A recent poll by Safe4Life has some startling facts to reveal that indicates employee education about safety and its importance may be the need of the hour.
Employee productivity is key to any organization’s success. It is only when your employees feel safe and secure at work that they can perform their jobs efficiently and invest their best in the tasks they are given.
Apart from ensuring that you have adequate safety measures in place, you also need…
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Act, every worker/supervisor needs to be aware of basic workplace health and safety as well as his/her rights and obligations.
The reason why it has been mandatory with effect from July 1, 2014, is so that workers do not get injured at the workplace…
A safe working environment means that your employees are more productive. Focusing on a 'healthy' workplace by following health and safety regulations also means your employees are less likely to call in sick, because healthier people are happy people, and happy people are generally more productive, it leads to smiles all around.
According to the latest health and safety legislation, the Occupation Safety and Health Act (OSHA), it is mandatory for both workers and supervisors to undergo training on occupational health and safety Ontario. This comprises of a basic workplace safety and health course, as well as sector-specific training.
For this, you need the services of an accredited health and safety consultant. He/she will come over to your workplace, carefully study the risks and make a note of the occupational…
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Act, every worker/supervisor needs to be aware of basic workplace health and safety as well as his/her rights and obligations. The reason why it has been mandatory with effect from July 1, 2014, is so that workers do not get injured at the workplace – not only does this cause loss of man hours for the employer, it might also mean the latter having to foot medical expenses for the former.
Category | JHSC
Posted by SafetyON | June 28, 2016
This is a committee comprising of representatives of both the employer and employees. Their role is to ensure health and safety in the workplace. For this, they bring health and safety issues to the attention of the employer. The employer also informs them of health and safety developments, and a worker member of the Joint Health and Safety Committee conducts an inspection of the workplace once every month.
Generally speaking, you are required by law to have such a committee in place if…
The primary objective of the Occupational Health and Safety Act is to ensure that safety at work is achievable in every organization big or small. By complying with this act, you can address issues that may pose danger to your employees, well before any untoward incidents occur.
Workplace inspections serve a critical role in fulfilling this objective and in maintaining a safe, productive work environment where your business can flourish. These are planned walk-through activities carried…
NEWS Ministry of Labour
Owner of Taxicab Business Fined $15,000 After Failing to Pay Employee
April 29, 2016 12:00 P.M.
GUELPH, ON - Danial Ward Warren operating as Dan's Taxi has been fined $15,000 for failure to pay money owed to an employee after being ordered to do so by a Ministry of Labour employment standards…
Ontario Issued More Than 2,200 Safety Orders to Prevent Construction Injuries
Province Ensuring Construction Workers are Safe on the Job
April 27, 2016 9:00 A.M.
Ministry of Labour
Ontario inspectors stopped work more than 200 times during an enforcement blitz to increase compliance with safety requirements when using heavy equipment at construction sites.
From October 1 to November 30, 2015, Ministry of Labour inspectors visited 967 construction projects. Some of the…