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Workplace Violence and Harassment: Understanding the Law

Category | Workplace Harassment    Posted by SafetyON | May 30, 2017

It is the right of an individual to be allowed safe and healthy environment to work in.

Workplace Violence and Harassment

The Occupational Health and Safety Act as stipulated by the government of Ontario provides a set of workplace duties and responsibilities that all employers, supervisors and even the employees should exercise against all kinds of violence and harassment at workplace.

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Health and Safety Guidelines for Workers Exposed to Biowaste

Category | Health and Safety Regulations    Posted by SafetyON | May 22, 2017

There are several departments, including residential medical facilities, wherein the workers are constantly exposed to the hazards

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of biowaste and are at risk of contracting severe infections and diseases. The Occupational Health and Safety Act in Ontario stipulates the health and safety regulations to be duly practised by all workers handling biowaste as a part of their…

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Which High Traffic Area Workers are at Maximum Risk of Work Related Injuries?

Category | Workplace Fatalities    Posted by SafetyON | April 25, 2017

It may not be correct to say that all jobs are high risk ones and that all workers are working in difficult conditions but there are a few jobs.

High Traffic Area Workers

where the conditions do expose workers to greater risk. In particular, when tasks have to be carried out in high traffic areas, workplace injuries and fatalities are more likely to occur. And this may happen despite adequate health and…

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Housekeeping Guidelines for Construction Sites

Category | OSHA    Posted by SafetyON | April 04, 2017

Construction sites are at risk of accidents, if not maintained properly. In order to promote workplace health and safety at construction sites

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the OHSA has stipulated the guidelines for housekeeping procedures to be carried out at the site in order to keep it clear of any hazardous situations…

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OSHA Guidelines for Adequate Maintenance of Industrial Work Premises

Category | OSHA    Posted by SafetyON | March 21, 2017

The majority of all workplace accidents in industrial establishments occur as a result of a faulty setup and ill-maintenance of the premises.

OSHA Guidelines for Adequate Maintenance of Industrial Work Premises

The workplace health and safety guidelines stipulated by the OHSA with regard to the setup and maintenance of the work premises of the industrial plants and manufacturing units include the following: 

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Occupational Health and Safety and the IRS

Category | Occupational Health and Safety    Posted by SafetyON | March 14, 2017

The IRS or Internal Responsibility System is a system which ensures that every individual working within an organization in Ontario.

Occupational Health and Safety and the IRS

Understands and practices their responsibility for maintaining the safety standards stipulated by the Occupational Health and Safety Act or OHSA to suit their respective area of work and operation. In addition to…

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Guidelines Stipulated by OHSA Regarding the Use of Protective Equipment at Workplace

Category | OSHA    Posted by SafetyON | March 05, 2017

Apart from providing the workers with the adequate protective equipment for working in and around hazardous areas,

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it is the company’s obligation to impart proper training to their workers regarding the function and importance of the safety gear. The OHSA stipulates that for optimum occupational health and safety, the workers must be adequately trained and instructed in caring…

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Enforcement of Health and Safety Regulations in Ontario

Category | Health and Safety Regulations    Posted by SafetyON | February 22, 2017

The Ministry of Labor in Ontario is responsible for ensuring that all the workplaces in the province

Enforcement of Health and Safety Regulations in Ontario

operate and function in compliance with the health and safety regulations stipulated in The Occupational Health and Safety Act or OHSA.

However, in the event of non-compliance, the Ministry exercises its authority…

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Worker Safety Watchdog Spotlights Train Crew Fatigue Dangers

Category | Health and Safety Procedures    Posted by SafetyON | February 16, 2017

For rail transportation workers, fatigue is a key issue to consider, says the Transportation Board of Canada.

Worker Safety Watchdog Spotlights Train Crew Fatigue Dangers

In the annual watch list on safety issues in the sector, fatigue has been emphasized as a most significant risk. The Board’s Chairperson has even said that they will be lobbying for concrete action…

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Radon in Indoor Air - Guidelines You should Know About

Category | Workplace Fatalities    Posted by SafetyON | February 01, 2017

The dangers of working for long periods in locations where asbestos is present is quite well known, thanks to the publicity that the issue has received in the past. However, there are other harmful materials that can cause workplace injuries and fatalities but are not as well known.

Radon in Indoor Air

One such material is radon, a radioactive gas that may be released from some building materials. This makes…

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