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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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Working From Home Isn’t Going Anywhere

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

While facing down the barrel of the transition from Stage 2 onto Stage 3 like the rest of the province, individuals in Toronto are wondering how long they will continue to work from home. Thousands of people across the province moved out of the offices and jobs in March when COVID-19 cases began spiking, but now more than four months later people are still working from their home offices. For some this has been a blessing, and for others not so much. But there seems to be very little change…

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Workplace Cleaning is More Important Than Ever

Category | Health and Safety    Posted by SafetyON | July 29, 2020

As we draw into the 5th month of COVID-19, the “deep cleans” are becoming all the rage. Probably not the worst trend that could be sweeping a nation, but this is like all things a response to the growing concern about the disease and stopping it as best we can. National restaurants such as Jack Astor’s are deputizing sanitation chiefs to oversee the needed and constant scrubbing of window ledges, menus, railings, and high chairs. The gym chain Goodlife Fitness is boasting in advertisements…

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The Safety Consultant Role in a Modern Canadian Workplace

Category | Workplace Safety    Posted by SafetyON | June 26, 2020

Created by Excalibur Consulting for SafetyON

The need for safety is a timeless and fundamental human right, and this goes doubly so for preventing any harm in the workplace. As a nation always on the front lines of human rights advocacy, Canada stepped up to the plate in 1978 with an Act of Parliament to truly enshrine the importance of diligence and preparedness in any occupation or industry. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Act (or commonly known as “CCOHS”)…

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