The Importance of a Mandatory Train-the-Trainer Day

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Written by Jennifer Miller | Curriculum Development Coordinator All of OSG’s Train-the-Trainer courses require the successful completion of our pre-requisite Train-the-Trainer Day. For some clients, the concept of a mandatory course or pre-requisite prior to taking a health and safety course, is new. However, our Train-the-Trainer courses aren’t your average health and safety offerings, and […]

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Employees: Natural Mental Health Coping Mechanisms

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Written by Jenna Kressler | Curriculum Developer With the Bell Let’s Talk initiative raising over $6.5 million this past January for mental health programs, the discussions and openness surrounding mental illness is becoming less stigmatized in Canada. However, there still is a great deal of discrimination and difficulties surrounding these types of illnesses, especially in the […]

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February 2017: Are You Using the Right Lifeline?

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Written by Jeff Thorne | Manager of Training and Consulting As of July 1st 2016, O. Reg. 345/15 amended many parts of regulation 213/91 – Construction Projects. Many of the changes were aimed at strengthening and clarifying existing requirements relating to working at heights and the use of suspended access equipment. It also focused on […]

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Legalization of Cannabis and its Effect on Workplace Safety

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Written by Tushar Anandasagar | Associate Lawyer at LeClair and Associates Throughout 2016, the Liberal Government’s Federal Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation (“Task Force”) consulted with stakeholders across the nation regarding issues raised by the legalization of cannabis. The Task Force presented its Final Report on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation (“Final Report”) to Parliament on […]

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The Human Rights Code in the Workplace

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Written by Jennifer Miller | Curriculum Development Coordinator In Ontario, employers are bound by certain legislation including, but not limited to, the Employment Standard Act, the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations, a collective bargaining agreement if applicable, and any other employment contracts in force. Under the Ontario […]

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Be Safe News – February 2017

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View Printer Friendly Version     BE INFORMED The Human Rights Code in the Workplace Written by Jennifer Miller | Curriculum Development Coordinator In Ontario, employers are bound by certain legislation including, but not limited to, the Employment Standard Act, the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations, a collective […]

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Effective Workplace Goal Setting

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Written by Jenna Kressler | Curriculum Developer The year 2016 has come to an end, and with January started, you may have tried to start checking off some of the resolutions on your New Year’s list. You know, the typical “I’m going to lose 15 pounds” (8 lbs which you gained just in the last two […]

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How to Improve Workplace Safety Communication

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Written by Jeff Thorne | Manager of Training and Consulting Over the past two decades I have had the pleasure of dealing with many safety leaders and supervisors that know their stuff; yet they find that their team sometimes doesn’t follow the direction provided. Problems are arising and the solution isn’t apparent. In many cases, poor […]

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Changes to the 2017 Ontario Occupational Health & Safety Act and Regulations “Green Book”

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  Amendments to O.Reg 213/91 Construction Projects clarified and solidified existing requirements in reference to the use of suspended access equipment.  These amendments in relation to the use of suspended access equipment come into effect January 1, 2017. Some key amendments include: The requirement to notify the Ministry of Labour before first-time use of suspended access […]

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Creating an Effective Agenda for JHSC Meetings

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Written by Jennifer Miller | Curriculum Development Coordinator The Ontario Health and Safety Act & Regulations doesn’t set out specifics when it comes to how JHSC meeting agendas need to be carried out. However, the creation of an agenda and the commitment to following it are the best way to ensure that JHSC meetings stay on […]

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