What Should the JHSC do After the MOL Arrives for an Inspection?

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Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) members and the Ministry of Labour (MOL) share a common goal: they both want to ensure that workplaces are safe, and workers return home at the end of the day free from injury or illness. One of the ways that the MOL achieves their goal is by conducting unscheduled […]

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August 2017 Review: Ministry of Labour Blitz Results

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The Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) schedules blitzes and initiatives every year that aim to make workplaces safer. The blitzes and initiatives are scheduled in specific sectors and are meant to ensure that both the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Employment Standards Act are being followed. As well, blitzes and initiatives enhance […]

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FYI: Upcoming Blitzes & Initiatives Starting in September 2017

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The Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) schedules blitzes and initiatives every year that aim to make workplaces safer for Ontarians. The blitzes and initiatives are scheduled in specific sectors and are meant to ensure that both the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Employment Standards Act are being followed. As well, blitzes and […]

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Ontario Workplaces Ranked The Safest in Canada

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Every year, the WSIB generates a report entitled By the Numbers: 2016 WSIB Statistical Analysis Report. How Does Ontario Stack Up?  According to the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB)’s June 26 report By the Numbers: 2016 WSIB Statistical Analysis Report, Ontario has the lowest lost-time workplace injury rate in Canada. Not only are the […]

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Worker Health & Safety During a Total Solar Eclipse

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At OSG, we consider our client safety needs important. We have heard from a number of our clients over the past few weeks looking for safety tips to keep workers safe during the August 21st total solar eclipse. We have compiled some information for employers to ensure workers remain safe and free from injury during […]

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Canadian Government Lowering Exposure Limit for Asbestos

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The Canadian Labour Code (Federal Health and Safety legislation) is being revised to lower the exposure limit of airborne asbestos. The target exposure limit is zero, or as close to zero as possible. This is part of a broader government strategy aimed at banning asbestos and asbestos-containing materials, expected to be fully in force by […]

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After a Workplace Accident Part 2: How to Support Workplace Trainers

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Previously, we discussed how you can support your Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) after a workplace accident. In part 2 we examine how you can support your workplace trainers after a workplace accident. Having a workplace trainer or trainers on staff is beneficial in many ways: it gives the employer greater flexibility while reducing […]

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July 2017 Review: Ministry of Labour Blitz Results

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The Ministry of Labour (MOL) conducts blitzes every year. It’s part of their overall goals that include keeping workers in Ontario safe, ensuring that employers are compliant with Ontario Health and Safety Act (OHSA), and increasing hazard awareness in workplaces across the province. While blitz initiatives are announced ahead of time, workplaces that get visited […]

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Be Safe News – July 2017

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 View Printer Friendly Version   BE INFORMED The Most Common Workplace Injuries: Musculoskeletal Disorders Written by Jennifer Miller | Curriculum Development Coordinator When you hear the phrase workplace hazards, your mind is normally drawn to images of heavy equipment accidents, falls from heights, or exposure to dangerous chemicals. Rarely do people think immediately of ergonomic-related hazards […]

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After a Workplace Accident Part 1: How to Support the JHSC

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An effective Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) is the cornerstone of a successful health and safety program. Comprised of both managers and workers, the JHSC aims to improve health and safety in the workplace. Despite the JHSC’s commitment and best effort, what happens if an accident occurs? In the wake of a workplace tragedy, […]

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