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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5
Feb
NEER Rate Group Challenge

NEER Rate Group Challenge

As part of a proactive review by EKG we identified a major manufacturer of bearings was classified in a different WSIB rate group than its competitors. This represented a significant financial disadvantage. EKG researched all competitors in the the marketplace, obtaining their specific rate groups, NIAC codes, and other critical data. From this research a position paper prepared and presented to WSIB outlining the inequities in the specific industrial group and requested a reclassification for the client within their appropriate rate group....

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5
Feb
Disability Management – A complete Vision

Disability Management – A complete Vision

A multi-site manufacturing firm was struggling with a large number of modified workers that were not progressing in their return to work programs. Additionally, the organization struggled with non-occupational injury/illness placements.  A third party disability management firm was under contract but not delivering tangible results....

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12
Jan
Hazardous Waste Characterization Project

Hazardous Waste Characterization Project

A leading industrial & commercial boiler manufacturer retained EKG's Environmental Engineers to consult on their hazardous waste streams. The facility had been shipping out hazardous waste for years under waste codes that had no documented analysis, or rationality for the selected waste codes. R.R.O Regulation 347 – General Waste Management requires that analysis and identification be determined, to ensure proper waste characterization occurs to prevent issues with shipment or at waste sites....

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20
Nov
EHS Audit Multi-site Chemical Manufacturer

EHS Audit Multi-site Chemical Manufacturer

EKG was contracted by a leading chemical manufacturer to conduct a multi-site/multi-provincial EHS audits. The purpose of the audit was to provide an objective review of the operations, concerning regulatory compliance against federal, provincial, and municipal regulations. Additionally, assess the implementation of corporate governance initiatives. These audits consisted of a multi-disciplined auditing team with extensive EHS experience and qualifications in...

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22
Aug
Retail Store Ergonomics

Retail Store Ergonomics

One of the most recognized clothing brands in the world was experiencing an increase in the frequency of musculoskeletal injuries in its North American retail locations....

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21
Aug
Metabolic Expenditure & Heat Stress

Metabolic Expenditure & Heat Stress

EKG was asked to review the program and provide insight on how to best manage the program. On review, we identified two distinct issues. First, the site was treating its full-time employees as un-acclimatized workers, and second defining the work level as moderate to heavy. EKG investigated the cause of theses positions taken by the organization....

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16
Aug
Office Ergonomic Assessment Program

Office Ergonomic Assessment Program

A provincial division with a global energy sector company was struggling to keep up with office ergonomic assessments across multiple office sites. The internal OHS Specialist was trying to complete some of the work load based on their limited ergonomic knowledge, but the majority of the work was being contracted out, and costs were becoming significant. EKG was contracted to build and roll-out an Office Ergonomic Assessment Program within the organization....

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16
Aug
Post Offer Employment Testing (POET) Project

Post Offer Employment Testing (POET) Project

A national healthcare services provider was interested in refining their Post Offer Employment Testing (POET) program. They offer this service to their corporate clients who recognize the value of conducting physical tests of job candidates before formally hiring them to ensure they are capable of performing the physical demands of the job tasks. It was an area of growth for their business, and they recruited EKG to help optimize their POET program....

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16
Aug
Ergonomic Field Assessments & Program Development Project

Ergonomic Field Assessments & Program Development Project

The Canadian division of a global cosmetic manufacturer recognized the need to improve ergonomics within their facility but was struggling to gain traction and a path forward for incorporating it into their operations. There was considerable manual labour required in the production process and staffing levels increasing annually to meet the growing customer demand, resulting in an influx of new workers....

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