Be Safe News – June 2017

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View Printer Friendly Version   BE INFORMED Summer Health & Safety Hazards/Considerations You Need to Know About Written by Jennifer Miller | Curriculum Development Coordinator When it comes to summer work health and safety, there are a multitude of things to consider, far beyond the usual advice such as, “don’t forget sunscreen if you work outdoors!” […]

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5 Expert Tips for Keeping JHSC Meetings on Track

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Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) meetings may differ slightly from typical business meetings, but the difference is primarily in the discussion topic, not how the meetings are conducted. By any other definition, a JHSC meeting is a meeting, and that means that a JHSC meeting is susceptible to the same pitfalls as business meetings, […]

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10 Tips for Preparing for your next Training Session

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When a worker completes an OSG Train-the-Trainer program, they receive tools and tips to ensure that they can effectively deliver training. When it comes to safety training, the learning outcomes are key. OSG’s Train-the-Trainer sets up workplace trainers with strategies to deliver training in such a way that learning outcomes are realized by participants. Driving […]

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WHMIS 2015 Transition Process Extended

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Health Canada announced on May 19th, 2017 the transition timelines for compliance with WHMIS 2015 were granted extensions. The extensions were given so suppliers, employers, and workers have time to adjust to the new system. Below is the updated transition process. June 1st, 2018: All chemical manufacturers and importers must sell hazardous products with labels and safety […]

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5 Benefits of Health & Safety Training During the Summer

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Sometimes, completing training means taking workers off the line, which can slow production, or halt it completely – all of which can be costly to your company. However, training is important and valuable, and aims to prevent workplace accidents and fatalities. Regardless of the cost of training, the cost of not training could be far, […]

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How to Set-Up Your Home Office When Telecommuting

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Working from home, also known as telecommuting, is an ideal situation for a lot of people. Not only do workers feel more productive when working from home, but it also assists in creating a more ideal work-life balance. In 2008, 1.7 million employed Canadians worked from home at least once a week. This trend of […]

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Working from Home: The Benefits and Drawbacks of Telecommuting

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The amount of people working from home is increasing. People that work from home may be employees, or they may be self-employed. Working from home, also called telecommuting, is defined as: “Telecommuting (also known as working from home, or e-commuting) is a work arrangement in which the employee works outside the office, often working from […]

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Telecommuting and Occupational Health and Safety Issues

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A recent Statistics Canada poll suggests that up to 20% of Ontario employers offer telecommuting arrangements to employees, allowing them to work from home or from remote offices. The same poll suggests that almost one quarter of businesses across Canada offer some form of telecommuting to employees on a regular basis. In exceptional circumstances, such […]

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Supervisors Beware: A Possible Shift in the Legal Landscape

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Certain cases come along that can turn your head and make you say “this is going to be interesting”. This is one of those cases.   On April 3, 2012, an excavation company owned by Sylvain Fournier was tasked with replacing a sewer and water main line on a construction project. The trench was not shored […]

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Be Safe News – May 2017

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  View Printer Friendly Version   BE INFORMED Working from Home: The Benefits and Drawbacks of Telecommuting Written by Jennifer Miller | Curriculum Development Coordinator The amount of people working from home is increasing. People that work from home may be employees, or they may be self-employed. Working from home, also called telecommuting, is defined as: “Telecommuting […]

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