News & Safety

  • 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......

  • 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......

  • 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,......

  • 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......

  • 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......

  • 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......

  • Contractor Safety Requirements

    Contractor Safety Requirements

    Contractors are sometimes a necessary requirement to help keep a business moving, but along with hiring them, comes the safety requirements involved. For the construction industry, contractors are necessary to help ensure a job runs smoothly and, in many cases, becomes cost-effective to use a......

  • Lift Truck Safety Measures

    Lift Truck Safety Measures

    The modern forklift was designed in the early 1920’s and has gone through many changes resulting in the machine becoming an indispensable piece of equipment. Lift Truck Safety is paramount for the lift truck operator, the pedestrians and the public. Employers must protect their employees......

  • Travel Safety Tips

    Travel Safety Tips

    Today, as COVID-related restrictions on travellers are easing and countries are beginning to open their borders, we’re going to offer seven travel safety tips to help reduce the risks of the road. Travelling often takes you out of your comfort zone, delivering benefits such as:......

  • 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......

  • Traffic Control Safety Considerations

    Traffic Control Safety Considerations

    Traffic Control Safety Introduction Traffic from vehicles on site and motorists travelling through work areas pose a significant hazard to all workers on site. In addition, workers designated as traffic control persons are also in danger from being struck by vehicles. Employers have a duty......

  • 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:......

  • Health and Safety Programs Canada: How to Create a Safety Culture

    Health and Safety Programs Canada: How to Create a Safety Culture

    One of the most important responsibilities of any employer is to make sure that their workers do not get ill, injured or killed on the job. And one of the best ways that an employer can meet this responsibility is to build a positive safety......

  • 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......

  • Respirators in the Workplace

    Respirators in the Workplace

    Introduction Respirators in the workplace play an important role in the protection of workers and it is essential that both workers and employers understand how to use them properly. Workers should use respirators for protection from contaminants in the air only if other hazard control......

  • Working at Heights Training and Fall Arrest Training

    Working at heights is a high-risk activity in which a worker can fall and be injured or killed. The fall could be from a ladder, the edge of a roof, through an opening on the floor or a variety of other situations. Unfortunately, at worksites......

  • Emergency Response Planning

    Emergency Response Planning

    Introduction Emergency response planning is an important element of Occupational Health and Safety programs. Besides the major benefit of providing guidance during an emergency, developing the plan has other advantages. You may discover unrecognized hazardous conditions that would aggravate an emergency situation and you can......