Learning from Tesla’s Elon Musk: A Lesson in Safety Leadership

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A recent article published on inc.com described an email communication sent out by Tesla CEO Elon Musk in response to a report that the injury rate at one of the Tesla manufacturing plants was reaching a dangerously high level. The email reads as follows:   No words can express how much I care about your […]

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Common Hazards Joint Health & Safety Committees Should Look for During Inspections: Retail Sector

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Every workplace has hazards. However, there are hazards that are more common depending on which sector your workplace falls under. This month, we are featuring the Retail Sector. We will discuss common hazards to look for to give JHSCs (Joint Health and Safety Committees) an edge when it comes to spotting and controlling hazards during […]

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FYI: Upcoming Blitzes & Initiatives Starting in January 2018

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The Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) schedules blitzes and initiatives every year with the goal of making 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 […]

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Due December 31st, 2017: Accessibility Compliance Reports

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If you are an Ontario business or non-profit with more than 20 employees, or a public sector organization, you must complete an Accessibility Compliance Report by December 31st of this year. If it is not submitted by December 31st, 2017, it will be considered overdue. The purpose of the report is to confirm your organization’s […]

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5 Key Tips for Delivering Great Presentations

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Whether it’s a meeting, seminar, or keynote, we’ve all seen it and endured “that presenter”. You know the one, the one that drones on and on with complex information, full of acronyms and technical jargon that only the presenter is aware of. The one that never gets to the point and makes the presentation all […]

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The latest Cannabis Legislation: Bill 174 – Ontario’s response to the legalization of Cannabis

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On November 1, 2017, the Ontario government introduced legislation that would, for the first time, introduce provincial laws that regulate the use and distribution of medical and recreational cannabis in Ontario. At present, the recreational use of cannabis remains illegal under the federal Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, but is scheduled to be legalized by […]

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November 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 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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