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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...

Working in the Cold

Working in the Cold

Introduction Cold temperatures and weather are a staple in Canada. Rain, wind, snow and ice are all natural and normal occurrences. Working in cold weather is dangerous for workers whether it is an indoor or outdoor work environment. Indoor work environments include industrial coolers and freezers...

Workplace Inspection Programs

Workplace Inspection Programs

Workplace inspection programs form an important component of any health and safety program and due diligence for Employers. Inspections are meant to determine hazardous conditions or acts and provide information to develop corrective measures to enhance workplace health and safety and reduce the hazardous conditions...

CPR Month

November is CPR Month: Perspectives and Numbers

What is CPR? CPR Month The acronym CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation—an emergency lifesaving procedure that combines chest compressions with artificial ventilation to manually preserve intact brain and organ function until emergency medical services (EMS) arrive. If the casualty is not breathing normally or is gasping,...

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