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Working in the Heat and Heat Illnesses

Though people around the world associate Canada with winter, Canadians know that summers in Canada can be hot—blisteringly hot. (In fact, in June of this year, Lytton, BC hit 49.6 °C—hotter than it’s ever been in Las Vegas!) What’s more, invariably it’s the season when...

Sun Safety At Work

Sun Safety at Work and Working in Hot Environments

It’s that time of year again, the sun is shining, and everyone is out and about enjoying the beautiful weather. Lots of road work and outdoor jobs are in full swing now. This means it’s time to protect the most valuable asset that you have:...

Mental Health and Working Remotely

Mental Health and Working Remotely

Well over a year has elapsed since the COVID-19 pandemic became an agent of turmoil here in North America, closing offices and sending office workers home—a workplace from which many are still earning their daily bread. Given the normalization of working from home, and the...

Accidents in the Workplace

Workplace Health and Safety: Incidents and Accidents in the Workplace

Introduction Workplace accidents and incidents are traumatic events that can cause chaos in a workplace. There is always a root cause to every accident, incident and hazardous situation regardless of whether there is any damage, injury or illness. Accidents, incidents and hazardous situations where there is...

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Joint Health and Safety Committees

What is a joint health and safety committee? The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) is Ontario's cornerstone legislation for workplace health and safety. A JHSC is an advisory group required under s.9 of the OHSA that’s made up of management and worker representatives who work together to...

Prevent for Worksite Safety

Slips, Trips and Falls: Prevent for Worksite Safety

Introduction Slips, Trips and Falls are one of the leading consequences of hazardous conditions and frequently results in injuries. Slip, Trip and Fall hazards can occur both indoors and outdoors but you can prevent for worksite safety. Interior hazards that can cause slip, trip and fall injuries...

Workplace Health and Safety Plans

Workplace Health and Safety Plans

What is a workplace health and safety plan? A workplace health and safety plan, also known as an occupational health and safety plan/program, is a plan of action to prevent: Workplace accidents Occupational diseases Some form of a program is required under occupational health and safety legislation...

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