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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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Health, Safety & Consulting in the Corona Workplace

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

Keeping people safe has never been an easy job. Staying up to date with the most relevant practices, policies and information is only half of the battle. Because you never know when a genuine, large scale threat could develop and threaten the health of a country. Or even the globe. Towards the end of 2019 the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) received initial reports of an illness originating in Wuhan China, where people likely contracted the virus from meat purchased at seafood/animal markets.…

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Case Study: Twin Headed Dragon Hobbyists

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

No one can predict the future, but health and safety consulting companies do their best to prepare you for it none the less. This is a case study to examine a recently closed hobby shop that had an interesting series of violations. Again we look at the carefully gathered evidence and firsthand accounts to flesh out a resolution and a clear way to hopefully avoid such circumstances occurring again.

There was a building code inspector that came to view the property and inspect if there…

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Preventing Cold Stresses for Outdoor Workers

Category | Workplace Safety    Posted by SafetyON | December 13, 2016

Preventing Cold Stresses for Outdoor Workers

Frostbite, hypothermia, and the other detrimental effects of spending too much time exposed to the cold can cause serious and even permanent harm. The arrival of winter marks a significant change in the level of precautions that are needed for those who work out doors to continue to perform their duties effectively and safely. A robust safety…

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Factors That Can Lead To Poor Indoor Air Quality in the Workplace

Category | Workplace Safety    Posted by SafetyON | November 28, 2016

Factors That Can Lead To Poor Indoor Air Quality in the Workplace

Indoor air quality at the workplace is an important worker safety concern that employers need to pay attention to in a timely manner. Poor air quality can make you, the employer, vulnerable to litigation from your workers because this does form part of your employer…

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Workers Safety Advocates Target Asbestos

Category | Workplace Safety    Posted by SafetyON | November 22, 2016

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Following the creation of the National Asbestos Inventory by Public Services and Procurement Canada, the spotlight has firmly turned on to this known carcinogen. This public registry lists all federal buildings and indicates if they contain asbestos. It is now mandatory to report asbestos use in public buildings.…

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What Kind of Injuries can Office Workers Face?

Category | Workplace Safety    Posted by SafetyON | November 08, 2016

What Kind of Injuries can Office Workers Face?

Workers all across Canada are exposed to numerous hazards on a daily basis that compromises their workplace safety. This is especially true for trades workers in industries such as fossil fuel, construction, general labor, automobile etc. Across…

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Aging Workforce Faces More Risks on the Job

Category | Workplace Safety    Posted by SafetyON | November 04, 2016

Aging Workforce Faces More Risks on the Job

Canada's aging workforce compromises a large portion of its total workforce and the general aging of the population will have a wide range of economic and social implications for decades. Aging workers face a higher degree of risk in industries that require a lot of physical labor, have heavy equipment, and have a lot of exposure to harmful chemicals.…

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Sexual Harassment is Now Officially Workplace Harassment in Ontario

Category | Workplace Safety    Posted by SafetyON | October 14, 2016

Sexual Harassment is Now Officially Workplace Harassment in Ontario

Ontario's much awaited Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act officially became a law on September 8th this year. The act amended numerous laws related to sexual harassment and sexual & domestic violence. Bill 132 was primarily designed to ensure better safety for women as sexual…

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New Guidelines for Workers Handling Hazardous Substances

Category | Workplace Safety    Posted by SafetyON | August 08, 2016

The Canadian government has recently announced new regulations that are aimed at improving the safety standards in organizations where hazardous materials are being handled by workers. These new rules come as a part of the implementation of the GHS system or Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. Once implemented, these rules will ensure that such business entities are complaint with international workplace safety training and standards in this respect.

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