|REACH ... Or PerishTue Jul 15th, 2008
Are your products winding up in the European Union? Do you even know? It’s time to find out: The EU has enacted new legislation called REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) that requires all domestic and …
|Noise as an Environmental ContaminantTue Jul 15th, 2008
Environmental awareness is rapidly becoming a focal point in our society, yet there are many environmental contaminants that are overlooked by the masses. One such contaminant is noise. The Ministry of the Environment has defined noise as…
|Noise - A Look at Work Performance/ErgonomicsTue Jul 15th, 2008
One way companies keep up with the times is by allowing employees to wear iPods/MP3 players or play music during the workday. The practice begs answers to two questions, however: 1) Does music in our workplace improve performance or cause…
|The First Conviction and Sentence under Bill C-45Tue Jul 15th, 2008
The first conviction and sentence under the infamous Bill C-45 has officially been handed down to a Quebec manufacturing company. Transpave Inc. plead guilty to charges under the Criminal Code for Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) Criminal Ne…
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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?