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CAPP Report Shows Vehicle Cause 6 Out Of 10 Workplace Deaths

Category | Workplace Fatalities    Posted by SafetyON | October 24, 2016
According to research based on data obtained for the period between 2001-13, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers estimates that vehicles are responsible for 60% of all workplace fatalities all over Canada. These findings are not related to the fossil fuels industry but also cover retail, construction, transport and wide variety of industries. The CAPP believes that nearly three-thirds of all deaths were caused in the transport and equipment operators, trades, and related industries.…

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2016- 2017 Workplace Chemicals Work Plans

Category | Health and Safety    Posted by SafetyON | October 18, 2016
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 workplace without compromising on work safety. The plan seeks to curtail the regulatory barriers between the Canadian and US systems to work in a far more organized fashion to guard citizens of both countries. The agreement,…

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Carbon Monoxide Risks Still Underrated in Facilities Maintenance Businesses

Category | Workplace Hazards    Posted by SafetyON | October 18, 2016
Carbon monoxide is a highly poisonous and noxious gas that induces a wide range of negative effects in any person who happens to breathe it. This effect is amplified in settings where workers are constantly exposed to health hazards and it creates a hazardous work environment. It is one of most prevalent causes of death due to poisoning. Even low levels of the gas can produce irreversible effects. Businesses can suffer greatly from cases of carbon monoxide poisoning and it diminishes their reputation…

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Inspection Always Helps Long-Term Organizational Safety

Category | Workplace Inspections    Posted by SafetyON | October 17, 2016
As an employer, if you have workplace safety as one of your number one priorities, employees will automatically feel safer when working for you. The key to this is to conduct workplace inspections on a periodic basis to ensure that any potentially dangerous or hazardous equipment is functioning at an optimum level of safety. Each organization will require its own unique system to conduct health and safety inspections and having a one size fits all approach is neither viable nor smart. Employees…

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Sexual Harassment is Now Officially Workplace Harassment in Ontario

Category | Workplace Safety    Posted by SafetyON | October 14, 2016
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 harassment and violence is estimated to affect one out of three women in Canada. The bill is also important for employers as it has modified features of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) to make sure…

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All Forms of Asbestos are Harmful to Health

Category | Health and Safety    Posted by SafetyON | September 06, 2016
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 is no question of one form of asbestos being less risky than others in terms of the health hazard it presents.   The Main RisksThe most significant conditions arising…

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Ontario Best Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Training

Category | Safety Training    Posted by SafetyON | August 17, 2016
There is a law that requires every supervisor and worker to be trained in workplace health and safety awareness. This training empowers the workforce by giving them a clear picture of their rights and responsibilities with respect to maintaining a safe and healthy work environment. A surprising number of workers are not aware that they have key roles to perform when it comes to health and safety at work. The fact is that unless workers cooperate and carry out their responsibilities correctly, it…

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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. Including…

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Protect Yourself from Ontario Ministry of Labours Mol Fines and Orders

Category | Ministry of Labour    Posted by SafetyON | August 03, 2016
Protect yourself from Ontario Ministry of Labour’s (MOL) fines and orders with regular safety audits Follow the word of law, demonstrate due diligence, implement policies and procedures outlined by the government for work place safety and you have a motivated, healthy workforce that is highly productive too. If you are unsure that your business is complaint with all requirements, a thorough assessment of your existing safety systems should be undertaken. Such regular safety audits make it easier…

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Workplace Accidents Reporting to be Strengthened

Category | Workplace Safety    Posted by SafetyON | July 31, 2016
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 and safety courses, employers will also be required to report all occupational diseases, accidents, and any other hazardous incidents that take place within a workplace, if the Act comes into force.…

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