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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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Case Study: The Harboured Sports Grille

Category | Health and Safety    Posted by SafetyON | June 26, 2020

Safety is always a topic of conversation, but it needs to be more than a talk. It requires action and proactive vigilance to make sure that it’s enforced. Roughly five years ago there was a thriving sports bar on the Toronto waterfront area called The Harboured Sports Grille, and it is no longer open for business. After conducting several interviews with present and past employees, the Health and Safety consultant that was hired to conduct an evaluation calculated his conclusion on the state…

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What does COVID-19 mean for Business

Category | Health and Safety    Posted by SafetyON | March 25, 2020

Owners and employees alike are facing a drastic shock to their quarters as March (and to a lesser extent February) have been some of the slowest in recent years. Every industry, from safety consulting and governmental agencies to restaurants and salons face a closure either self-imposed or mandated by the government. And the resulting slump in both earning potential and revenue has already been devastating for many small and medium sized businesses. For anywhere that’s able to stay open during…

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Ontario in Crisis! A State of Emergency Declared

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

Finally coming to impact in Canada, the COVID-19 infection (formerly the novel Corona Virus) has taken a hold of society on every level. The very jobs and functions of many Canadians days lay altered and gone all together. Restaurants, movie theatres, nightclubs and even bars (on St. Patrick’s Day no less!) were forced to close or else risk fines from $5,000-$25,000 for serving patrons. Many people face tremendous loss of income forecasted for April due to the partial or full closure of their…

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How to Keep a Workforce Safe Amidst the COVID-19 Crisis

Category | Health and Safety    Posted by SafetyON | March 20, 2020

On March 17th the government announced it intends to introduce legislation that if passed could immediately provide job-protected leave to employees in isolation or quarantine due to COVID-19, or those who need to be away from work to care for children because of school or day care closures. This is a fantastic relief for many who are both starved for information and work in amidst the recent business closures. The strain to parents is felt particularly strongly felt, as they’ve…

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COVID-19 Case Study; O’Connor’s Ale

Category | Health and Safety    Posted by SafetyON | March 19, 2020

We usually utilize case study’s to observe how a business not following proper procedures can wind up closed or on the wrong side of a workplace health and safety audit. Unfortunately this is not this case now, and we’re examining a business that suffered a loss due to the catastrophic and unforeseeable nature of the Corona Virus and ensuing pandemonium. This local neighborhood bar in Etobicoke’s Southern neighborhood was forced to close down after a myriad of regulations and policies caused…

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Should Your Company Join a Safety Eye-Wear Program To Cater To Employee Eye-Wear Needs?

Category | Health and Safety    Posted by SafetyON | January 10, 2017

It is common knowledge that to prevent workplace injuries and fatalities, proper safety gear must be provided by the employer to all employees exposed to risks.

Safety Eye-Wear Program To Cater To Employee

As part of these requirements, employers are required to provide safety goggles or eye-wear to those workers who may be working on projects or in conditions where they face a higher risk of…

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Prevent Musculoskeletal Injuries through Better Ergonomics in the Workplace

Category | Health and Safety    Posted by SafetyON | December 19, 2016

Prevent Musculoskeletal Injuries through Better Ergonomics in the Workplace

There are a number of on-the-job injuries that office workers are at significant risk of facing in the workplace. Health and Safety Training is essential to every office worker, though,…

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2016- 2017 Workplace Chemicals Work Plans

Category | Health and Safety    Posted by SafetyON | October 18, 2016

Workplace Chemicals Work Plans

Health Canada and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have collaborated to develop 2016-17 Workplace Chemicals Work Plan with employee safety as a number one priority. The agreement is intended to efficiently regulate hazardous materials and chemicals in the…

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All Forms of Asbestos are Harmful to Health

Category | Health and Safety    Posted by SafetyON | September 06, 2016

All Forms of Asbestos are Harmful to Health

A recent revision of the Health Canada website shows that asbestos risks may be more substantial than we have believed so far. The revisions reflect the federal government’s belief that all forms of asbestos present a clear risk to health. In terms of workplace health and safety, this is a significant change because now there…

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