WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System was developed in response to the workers' right to know about the potential hazards with any chemical substance they use at work. It has been 25 years since WHMIS came on the scene. It was a Canadian creation that has served our needs greatly so far.
All over the world different countries had similar systems in place, but with the advent of globalization, a universal system would be ideal.
Imagine your worksite without this helpful and efficient machinery. If you work in a warehouse setting or any environment where heavy loads are stored at great heights, this equipment is an absolute necessity.
This week Occupational Safety Group Inc., makes its annual trek to Toronto to attend the HRPA 2013 Conference and Tradeshow (Metro Toronto Convention Centre). We would love to see you there - come visit us, we are at Booth #535 from Wednesday, January 23 to Friday, January 25. Many of our sales team and training experts will be on hand to answer any of your health and safety questions!
PLUS, see our "Green Book" first hand - they are a big hit!
In 2011, violations involving supervisors were among the top 10 orders issued by MOL inspectors under the OHSA.
As an employer or representative of the employer, failure to prove that you have taken every precaution reasonable on the circumstances for the protection of the worker can leave you open to liability such as monetary fines and jail time.
The holiday season is a season of giving and thinking of others. Occupational Safety Group Inc. (OSG) and Online Learning Enterprises Inc. (OLE) staff did just that.
With the help of a planning committee for the Annual Holiday Party, each department was asked to assemble a basket or prize worthy as an auction item – a task that became a competition to see who could create the best offering.
There were 16 prizes in total, ranging from dinners out, golf packages, home décor, and weekend getaways.
Following the Metron Construction incident where four workers lost their lives, one of the topics discussed in the Expert Advisory Panel Report (Tony Dean Report) was “the underground economy” in the construction sector.
As of January 1st 2013, the Ontario government has changed the law to expand coverage in the construction sector and level the playing field. If you run a construction business, WSIB coverage will become mandatory for the following people who work in construction: