A Shift in Perspective: How Health and Safety Impacts Human Resource Management

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A Brief History of the Human Resource Management Movement In the early 1900s, Human Resource Management (HRM) played a minor or non-existent role in most workplaces. Primary duties of HRM staff were clerical, and may have included hiring and terminating and/or benefits administration. Thirty years later, at the conclusion of the Great Depression, laws were […]

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The MOL’s Power Under the Occupational Health & Safety Act

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There have been several moderate to severe workplace accidents reported recently by the media. Last month alone, there were reports of two work-related fatalities involving Ontario-based companies and several “serious” or “critical” injury cases. In response to such incidents, the Ministry of Labour (“MOL”) has openly stated it is engaging in an extended campaign of […]

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Anatomy of a Tragedy: The Key Largo, Florida Incident

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Twitter, news outlets, and newspaper headlines, were resoundingly similar in wake of the tragedy that befell 4 individuals in Key Largo Florida on January 16th 2017. They read “1 critically injured and 3 construction workers dead after drainage work accident”, “Three Florida construction workers killed on the job”, “Three dead while working in a trench […]

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Among First Responders

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental illness that some individuals develop after experiencing a frightening, shocking, dangerous, or overwhelming event. Individuals with PTSD may have experienced the traumatic event by witnessing it or being directly involved. Traumatic events can range from a death or threat of death, natural disasters, war, accidents, sexual violence, crimes, […]

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How to Measure Effective Training in the Workplace

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Written by Jennifer Miller | Curriculum Development Coordinator It is not uncommon for an employer to send a worker to a Train-the-Trainer course with the intention of having that worker return as an “expert” on the topic. The employer trusts that the worker now has the skills required to deliver effective training. But, how would […]

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Be Safe News – March 2017

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View Printer Friendly Version   BE INFORMED A Shift in Perspective: How Health and Safety Impacts Human Resource Management Written by Jennifer Miller | Curriculum Development Coordinator A Brief History of the Human Resource Management Movement In the early 1900s, Human Resource Management (HRM) played a minor or non-existent role in most workplaces. Primary duties of […]

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Young Workers in the Workplace

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Written by Jennifer Miller | Curriculum Development Coordinator Young workers are typically between the ages of 14-25. Many of them are students on summer break, eager to make some cash over the summer, gain some experience, and make a few memories along the way. Sadly, young workers are at staggering disadvantage: they are three times […]

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Taking Effective JHSC Meeting Minutes

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Written by Jennifer Miller | Curriculum Development Coordinator Last month, we provided an agenda template, so that your JHSC meetings would be well organized and stay on track. A great agenda ensures no important items get missed. This month, we will describe how and why to take effective meeting notes during your meetings. We have included […]

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Summary: The 2017 Working at Heights Construction Training Requirements

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In case you haven’t heard, all construction workers who work at heights must take a Ministry of Labour-approved working at heights training course before the deadline of April 1st, 2017. The training requirement is for workers on construction projects who use any of the following methods of fall protection: travel restraint systems, fall restricting systems, […]

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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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