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…
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.
In a recent move to improve workplace safety norms, an Act amending the Labour Code has been proposed and it has passed its first reading. The Bill known as Bill C-292 will amend the Canada Labour Code pertaining to the accident and occupational disease registry.
Apart from carrying out regular health…
The government is taking health and safety training for employees and workplace safety improvement seriously, but unless employees do their bit, achieving positive outcomes can become a big challenge. A recent poll by Safe4Life has some startling facts to reveal that indicates employee education about safety and its importance may be the need of the hour.
Employee productivity is key to any organization’s success. It is only when your employees feel safe and secure at work that they can perform their jobs efficiently and invest their best in the tasks they are given.
Apart from ensuring that you have adequate safety measures in place, you also need…
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Act, every worker/supervisor needs to be aware of basic workplace health and safety as well as his/her rights and obligations.
The reason why it has been mandatory with effect from July 1, 2014, is so that workers do not get injured…
A safe working environment means that your employees are more productive. Focusing on a 'healthy' workplace by following health and safety regulations also means your employees are less likely to call in sick, because healthier people are happy people, and happy people are generally more productive, it leads to smiles all around.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Act, every worker/supervisor needs to be aware of basic workplace health and safety as well as his/her rights and obligations. The reason why it has been mandatory with effect from July 1, 2014, is so that workers do not get injured at the workplace – not only does this cause loss of man hours for the employer, it might also mean the latter having to foot medical expenses for the former.
New Requirements for Joint Health and Safety Committee Certification
* Issued: March 3, 2016
* Content last reviewed: March 2016
* See also: Backgrounder
New training standards went into effect on March 1, 2016 for certifying Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) members at Ontario workplaces.
The changes will improve the…
SafetyON strongly believes that employees must enjoy a safe and healthy work environment. As a result, we provide services that help organizations identify areas in the work environment that might be potentially dangerous or harmful to its employees.
We provide risk assessment services for the following…