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Health and Safety Rights of Workers

What are the Health and Safety Rights of Workers? One of the fundamental components of the Occupational Health and Safety Act is the rights that workers and supervisors have. These fundamental rights ensure workers remain safe and go home at the end of the day and...

The Competent Supervisor

A supervisor is a person that exercises authority over a worker or has charge over a workplace. This power is given to the Supervisor by the Employer. Supervisors play a crucial role within the workplace, especially when it comes to health and safety. The Act...

Is Working at Heights Training Effective?

At Heartzap Safety, we strive to help Canadians have safe responses and make safe decisions. One of the ways we do this is by providing CPO-approved Working at Heights training. This Training came into effect in 2015 following a number of high-profile deaths caused by...

Health & Safety Training Basics

Introduction Today, the importance of basic health and safety training is vital to worker safety and to maintain compliance. Legislation lists training requirements that Employers must implement for the workplace in different circumstances. These include: • Occupational Health and Safety Act – Section 25: Employer Duties • Ontario...

Elevating Work Platform Safety in the Workplace

Introduction Elevating work platforms (EWP) are hydraulically, electrically, or mechanically controlled devices used to elevate workers or materials. These include scissor lifts, articulated boom lifts, individual personnel lifts, self-propelled lifts, manual “push-around” lifts, elevating rolling work platforms, self-propelled elevating work platforms, boom-type elevating work platforms, vehicle-mounted...

Safe Use of Hydro Excavators

Introduction Hydro Excavation is the process of removing or moving soil with pressurized water. An air conveyance or vacuum is then used to transfer the soil or debris to a debris tank. This allows for a non-destructive and more accurate way to excavate soil and locate...

February is Heart Month!

February is Heart Month – a month dedicated to raising awareness around the importance of good heart health and preventing heart disease and other cardiovascular emergencies. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in Canada, and it occurs in people of all ages and levels...

Employer Liability & Due Diligence

Employer Liability & Due Diligence

It is paramount to protect your business. We buy insurance to cover our liability, our automobiles, our life, our health, and we have WSIB insurance coverage that is mandated by the government to cover employees if they are hurt on the job. Numerous facets go...

CPR Training

Why You Should Become CPR Certified

CPR Month – Are you Prepared? Each November, CPR Month is recognized to help spread awareness and advocate for individuals to learn the necessary skills it takes to save a life. Becoming CPR certified is more than just a skill to have; you could be the...