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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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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 harassment…

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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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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.

Workplace Accidents Reporting to be Strengthened

Apart from carrying out regular health and safety courses, employers will also be required to report…

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Safe4Life Poll Reveals Some Startling Facts About Workplace Safety

Category | Workplace Safety    Posted by SafetyON | July 26, 2016

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.

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Communicating your Stance About Workplace Safety to your Employees

Category | Workplace Safety    Posted by SafetyON | July 24, 2016

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.

Communicating your Stance About Workplace Safety to your Employees

Apart from ensuring that you have adequate safety measures in place, you also need…

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