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May
Legislative Updates - May 2018

Legislative Updates - May 2018

Federal Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon

Federal Occupational Health & Safety Hazardous Products Regulations Section 4.4.1 has been added Section 4.5 has been replaced April 4, 2018....

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22
May
NPRI Deadline Approaching

NPRI Deadline Approaching

National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) is our nation’s legislated, publicly‐accessible inventory of pollutants released (to air, water and land), disposed of and sent for recycling by industrial and other facilities across the country. The NPRI was established in 1992 by Environment and Climate Change Canada. Since then Ontario has introduced two pieces of legislation that extend the obligations of this...

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17
May
Legislative Updates - April 2018

Legislative Updates - April 2018

Federal Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon

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13
Apr
Evidence for Office Rest Breaks

Evidence for Office Rest Breaks

I was recently out with a client who asked me to comment on a new initiative a supervisor had implemented in the office area of an industrial production plant. The supervisor felt that the workers were not getting enough done, chatting too much, running around the office more than getting the needed work done at their desks, etc. The supervisor...

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10
Apr
Office Ergonomics: A Generic Solution Doesn't Work

Office Ergonomics: A Generic Solution Doesn't Work

Many employers and workers explore ways to reduce the risk of ergonomic injuries in the office workspace. Whether reacting to injuries, pain, discomfort, etc. or proactively trying to prevent these consequences from developing, commendable efforts for the safety of workers occur. These adaptations to office workstations can include internal resources or external 3rd party office ergonomics providers who far too...

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6
Apr
Chemicals in the Workplace - Soup Theory

Chemicals in the Workplace - Soup Theory

Chemicals used in the workplace and the soup we enjoy at home share in a common problem. It comes down to what I call the soup theory. Nearly everyone loves soup, as a child of the 70’s, canned soup was the ideal comfort food on a cold winter day. Occasionally when reaching into the back of the cupboard to grab...

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29
Mar
Legislative Updates - March 2018

Legislative Updates - March 2018

Federal Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon

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20
Mar
Industrial Hygiene Sampling

Industrial Hygiene Sampling

A medium sized automotive manufacturer needed to evaluate its workplace for chemical hazards associated with worker exposure. As a result, an Major OHSAS 18001 non-compliance finding on the issue. The facility had conducted some industrial hygiene testing in the past, but it was limited in scope and focused solely on one department. The company at the time had over 500...

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13
Mar
Should Contractors Define Your Confined Space Planning and Processes?

Should Contractors Define Your Confined Space Planning and Processes?

Since the release of the Ontario Regulation 632 Confined Spaces in 2006, there have been numerous questions about its application and expectations. Many companies are trying to avoid the requirements of completing assessment reports, entry plans, entry permits, and policies by contracting out all work that must be undertaken for confined spaces. They are forbidding any in-house workers from entering...

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27
Feb

Legislative Updates - February 2018

Federal Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon

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