|Healthy Employees, Healthy businessesWed Sep 3rd, 2008
Many Canadians spend a large portion of their day at work. In a typical weekday, Canadian workers spend over half of their waking day (10.5 hours) either working or commuting to their place of employment. Mainstream media has recently highlighted the…
|Dog Days of SummerTue Aug 12th, 2008
August 11 marks the beginning of “the dog days of summer” - so named as the Dog Star, Sirius, becomes extremely bright in the skies. For centuries, the “dog days” have been believed to be an evil time "when the seas boiled, w…
|Ontario Planning Crackdown on Construction, Industrial SitesTue Aug 12th, 2008
Ministry of Labour inspectors will be “blitzing” construction sites throughout August and industrial workplaces beginning in September as part of an on-going drive to eliminate unsafe working conditions in Ontario.According to a press rel…
|Don't Stress About the Heat This SummerTue Jul 15th, 2008
A hot environment - whether it’s due to the weather or a process inside the workplace - can stress a body’s natural cooling system. When combined with intense physical work, dehydration/loss of fluids and certain medical conditions can ca…
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Management H&S Training
There is a growing trend of holding individual management members accountable for health and safety incidents. Provincial safety laws and federal criminal code (Bill C-45) place duties to do everything reasonable for the protection of workers. Do your managers and supervisors understand their legal responsibilities?
The best method for protecting workers from inadvertent release of energy is through the Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) of energy sources. Participants learn about the legal requirements and best practices associated with identifying energy sources and implementing LOTO procedures. Ensure your workers are aware of how to work safely around machines, equipment and processes at your workplace.