5 Benefits of Diversifying Your Joint Health and Safety Committee

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There are many benefits to an effective Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) in the workplace. An active JHSC can increase safety culture in your workplace, enhance safety communication, provide a way to empower employees, and ensure your organization remains compliant with current health and safety legislation. Did you know that diversifying your JHSC can increase […]

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Supervisor Awareness Training: It’s a Legislated Training Requirement!

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There are several mandatory training requirements out there, and they can be hard to keep track of! This article shines a light on the requirement of employers to provide supervisors (anyone who has charge of a workplace or authority over a worker) with adequate health and safety training.    History of Supervisor Awareness Legislation On […]

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Joint Health & Safety Committee Certification Training: Part I & Part II: What’s the Difference?

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For companies with more than 20 workers, having a Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) is a must. Not only does it reduce the number of lost-time injuries, proactively control workplace hazards, and give employees a way to actively participate in their health and safety, but it is a legislated requirement under the Occupational Health […]

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Effectively Scheduling your Workplace Trainer(s)

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Once you have an established workplace trainer, you will want to ensure that their training schedule is optimized. The beauty of a Train-the-Trainer program is that it allows you 100% flexibility to train when you want. However, you’ll likely want to optimize each training session, and your workplace trainer’s time. That is, after all, the […]

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How to Support Staff After a Workplace Tragedy

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Imagine, it’s the middle of the afternoon and you’re at work. You receive an email sent by a Manager to the whole company. You learn a co-worker, who you happen to be close with, has suffered a life-threatening injury and has been rushed to the hospital. Your stomach drops. Your breathing becomes rapid and shallow, […]

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Canada’s Commitment to Banning Asbestos

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Canada knows asbestos all too well. The country was one of the world’s main producers of the naturally occurring carcinogenic mineral. Its relationship with asbestos was so intimate that a small, former mining town in Quebec is named after asbestos. Asbestos remains the leading cause of workplace-related death in Canada. An estimated 150,000 Canadians are […]

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Interpretation of Regulation 834 to the OHSA – Critical Injury

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It is well known that an employer has a duty to report incidents of workplace injury or illness (including deaths in the workplace) to the Ministry of Labour (“MOL”) Specifically, section 51 (1) of the OHSA states: Notice of death or injury 51 (1) – Where a person is killed or critically injured from any […]

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What to do After a Workplace Accident: Step-by-Step Guide

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Close your eyes and imagine your worst nightmare: an accident has occurred at your workplace. The worker involved has been critically injured, or even worse, the worker has died. It can sometimes be easy to lose sight of the steps that must immediately follow in the wake of a workplace tragedy. However, there are steps […]

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Be Safe News – April 2017

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View Printer Friendly Version   BE INFORMED What to do After a Workplace Accident: Step-by-Step Guide Written by Jennifer Miller | Curriculum Development Coordinator Close your eyes and imagine your worst nightmare: an accident has occurred at your workplace. The worker involved has been critically injured, or even worse, the worker has died. It can sometimes […]

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