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Ontario Helping Keep Workers Safe on the Job

Category | Ministry of Labour Ontario    Posted by SafetyON | January 23, 2017

Province Supporting Innovative Projects to Reduce Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

Ontario Helping Keep Workers Safe on the Job

Ontario is helping to enhance the wellbeing of workers across the province by supporting projects that will help employees stay healthy and safe at work.

The province will provide support to organizations creating innovative solutions to health and safety…

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New Changes in Place to Improve the Health and Safety of Workers in Mines

Category | Ministry of Labour Ontario    Posted by SafetyON | January 16, 2017

Ontario is reminding employers in the province's mining industry that, as of January 1, 2017, new requirements are in place to improve the health and safety of workers in mines.

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These requirements include:

Assessing and managing the risks of hazards and potential hazards that may arise in the mining industry, and developing and maintaining written…

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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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Workplace Injuries and Fatalities - Ontario Ministry of Labour

Category | Ministry of Labour Ontario    Posted by SafetyON | December 29, 2016

It is bad when a worker gets injured, even if it is ever so slightly. That alone might mean a few minutes of downtime, which can turn out to be crucial when you are on a tight schedule. A more significant injury means the loss of more time and a major injury might mean you lose days and weeks altogether if you cannot replace your employee at such a short notice.

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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, in comparison…

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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 the…

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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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