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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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Owner of Taxicab Business Fined $15,000 After Failing to Pay Employee

Category | Health and Safety    Posted by SafetyON | May 15, 2016

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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…

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Ontario Issued More Than 2,200 Safety Orders

Category | Health and Safety    Posted by SafetyON | May 12, 2016

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…

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Province Committed to Protecting Vulnerable Workers

Category | Health and Safety    Posted by SafetyON | April 13, 2016

Ontario Launching More Than 20 Workplace Blitzes to Enhance Workplace Safety

Ontario will help protect workers on the job by launching more than 20 targeted blitzes at workplaces across the province over the next year. From May 2, 2016 to March 31, 2017, Ministry of Labour inspectors will visit workplaces such as food services, retail stores, construction sites and mines to investigate potential violations of Ontario's employment standards and occupational health and safety laws. In particular,…

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