Employment Standard Act (ESA) Poster Update Required in Ontario

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Changes to the Employment Standards Act (ESA) that came into force on January 1, 2018 resulted in version 6.0 of the poster becoming outdated. The new poster (version 7.0) is designed to direct readers to the ministry’s website for more detailed information. Most workplaces covered by the ESA are required to display this poster. The poster […]

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Using Stories During Workplace Training Sessions

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Storytelling in training is gaining traction. Once thought of as old-fashioned, it is now seen as a way to effectively help learners make connections during training sessions. Storytelling has been around since the dawn of time, but now it is being leveraged as a strategic training tool. Does Storytelling Have a Place in Health and […]

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What you Need to Know About Workplace Health and Safety in 2018

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The health and safety industry is one of constant movement, change, and evolution. These changes usually come in the form of strengthened regulations and legislation, intended to keep workers safe and free from injury and illness. 2018 is shaping up to be a really exciting year, with several changes on the horizon, all meant to […]

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Bill 177: Potentially Significant Changes to the OHSA

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On November 14, 2017, shortly before Ontario’s controversial Bill 148 received Royal Assent, the provincial legislature proposed a new Bill which appears likely to result in significant amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (the “OHSA”). Bill 177: Stronger, Fairer Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2017 (“Bill 177”), purports to increase the monetary penalties associated […]

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It’s Time for a Change

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Sometimes we have to face certain truths in life, and I’m sure you’ve heard a few of them: life isn’t fair, the book is always better, and the Toronto Maple Leafs haven’t won a cup since 1967 (but this year is their year). I bet that you haven’t heard this one though: today in a […]

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Seven Occupational Health & Safety Resolutions for 2018

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When people think of New Year’s, they probably hear Auld Lang Syne in their heads, and picture festive partygoers counting down to midnight when the ball drops. However, also synonymous with New Year’s is the practice of making resolutions. There are mixed opinions on the effectiveness of resolutions. Some argue that resolutions are just fair-weather […]

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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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