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Case Study; Amber Club

Category | Health and Safety    Posted by SafetyON | October 27, 2020

There’s a ton of information readily available to all businesses in both Ontario and Toronto specifically regarding how to responsibly manage your business during the COVID-19 crisis. So it is with no pleasure, but also no surprise, that a case study like this exists to highlight the errors of failing to heed the governmental advice. The Amber Club was a nightclub nearby downtown Ottawa that completely flaunted the repeated advisements from two separate workplace safety advisors and consultants.…

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Case Study; Royal Thai Takeout Express

Category | Safety Training    Posted by SafetyON | October 19, 2020

As before the COVID pandemic became widely spread, it has always been important to analyze and scrutinize the flaws in safety procedure. Case studies are a useful way to learn from any missteps and thus utilize the experience to avoid a repeat in the future. Today’s example pertains to a South Asian food restaurant which was forced to close due to misconduct and violations of by-laws during July of the pandemic.

As with many other restaurants, Royal Thai Takeout Express was forced…

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How to Stay Safe in the Construction Field

Category | Workplace Safety    Posted by SafetyON | October 12, 2020

Let’s face it; we’ve all thought about doing construction work. Just rolling up our sleeves and getting down and dirty to do some honest labouring. In fact, according to Statistics Canada “In 2010, 7.1% of working Canadians aged 15 or older presently, or had, worked in the construction industry”. And the trend only continued with an increase of over 50% since 2000, when 806,900 people were worked in the construction industry. Though the merits are numerous, including generally higher…

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How to Transform Your Business to Stay Afloat During COVID-19

Category | Health and Safety    Posted by SafetyON | September 28, 2020

There’s been two vastly different outcomes for every business during this time of global crisis; success from adaption or failure and closure. Some companies inherently have it easier in this department, with the office world and many other sectors easily able to migrate the bulwark of tasks online. But for restaurants, essential services and the retail sector, the need to evolve your business to suit the times is paramount. And those that have managed to synchronize themselves with the demand…

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The Low Point for the Travel Industry

Category | Health and Safety    Posted by SafetyON | September 22, 2020

There’s very little that COVID-19 has left unchanged or unaffected during its rampage through 2020. Long the industry of luxury and opulence, travel is something that has notoriously come with a tremendous price tag. The high costs of airfare, hotels and other expenditures have left a gap in who can afford to embark on trips at all. However, now it’s those very airlines and hotels who are themselves struggling. An aversion to being close to one another, as well as general common sense, have…

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The New Numbers on COVID Workplace Inspections

Category | Workplace Safety    Posted by SafetyON | September 14, 2020

There’s new information and updates almost every day in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, and as it continues, inspections by provincial inspectors have increased in Ontario. From the smallest townships all the way to the heart of Toronto, the need for workplaces to prepare and redesign their spaces to suit the current world we live in is paramount.

The director of the occupational health and safety branch at the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Anne Duffy…

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The Perpetual Raincloud

Category | Health and Safety    Posted by SafetyON | September 07, 2020

Some days are permeated by a sense of dread that simply won’t leave you. This is sadly become the norm for many Canadians, as well as individuals globally when they face an average day at work. COVID-19 has spread fear far more quickly than it spreads the virus, and society has been crippled by the ensuing paranoia and anxiety that produced by trying to avoid the virus. As more and more businesses move towards opening, or relaxing restrictions in place, the worker must return to fill the roles…

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There’s No Mild When it comes to COVID-19

Category | Health and Safety    Posted by SafetyON | September 03, 2020

Though it’s strange to think of COVID-19 as having anything “mild” attached to it, this can be the case. Some reports of coronavirus cases suggest that most are not severe or are “mild." However, the word “mild” may not accurately describe this group of cases; they may be more mild relative to the most severe cases requiring intensive care, but they may not be as moderate as the word implies. Mild cases generally are ones that do not require hospitalization. But scientifically, it’s…

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Vaccines are a Global Effort

Category | Health and Safety    Posted by SafetyON | August 24, 2020

Despite the murky uncertainty surrounding the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s the responsibility of every nation to contribute what they can to the attempts at combating it. China may very well have had a hand early on in the creation or expedited transmission of the virus due to the Wuhan area and its seafood market. However, that isn’t stopping them from being near the forefront of vaccine research, an undertaking that Canada is working right there with them on.

The federal…

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What’s Been Happening in Stage

Category | Occupational Health and Safety    Posted by SafetyON | August 17, 2020

There’s a system in place in Ontario to measure the threat level and to categorize services as easily as possible. It’s known as the Stages, and starting at 1 and ending at 3 it’s been how the province has organized its COVID-19 response plans. This system isn’t unique to Ontario, as most provinces, States and countries at this point along have implemented something similar. But there’s a frustrating imbalance in this province, as the one half of the parties who live in the smaller…

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