News & Safety

  • Emergency Response Planning

    Introduction A definite plan to deal with major emergencies 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......

  • Health and Safety in the Workplace: Know Your Rights as a Young Worker

    Who are young workers? According to the United Nations a “youth” is a person between the ages of 15 and 24. Based on this definition, there are approximately 541 million young workers in the world today, accounting for over 15% of the global labour force. Young......

  • 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......

  • 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......

  • 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. Interior hazards that can cause slip, trip and fall injuries include: Debris Spills Loose tiles......

  • Notice of End of Production of ZOLL G3 Legacy Products

    For almost two decades, the Powerheart G3 (9300x), G3 Plus (9390x), and G3 PRO (9300P) Automated External Defibrillators have served our global customers in providing first response defibrillation therapy to victims of sudden cardiac arrest.End of Production G3 Legacy CANADA Customer Letter FINAL After careful......

  • 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......

  • 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......

  • Workplace Inspection Programs

    Workplace inspections 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 or......

  • November is CPR Month: Perspectives and Numbers

    What is CPR? 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, ensure......

  • Advantages of Blended Learning

    Technology is revolutionizing how we how we live—and how we learn. Today, many trainers/teachers recognize technology’s profound impacts in the field of training/education and embrace it wholeheartedly and creatively to make learning more efficient, effective, and engaging. One technology-centric approach to learning that is playing......

  • Working at Heights Requirements

    Introduction Working at Heights and fall protection are intertwined in the workplace. Working at Heights is a task that is common in many construction projects. However, this is quite common in industrial settings. Working at heights applies where a worker may be exposed to any......

  • Free COVID Safety Training for Students Returning to School

    The new school year is approaching, and students are anxious to connect with their friends and see what the year brings. However, unlike previous years, they may also feel an added layer of nervousness and uncertainty. Sending children into a public area for prolonged periods......

  • Install and Register a Reliable, Affordable AED to Comply with Bill 141

    In the Province of Ontario, Bill 141 requires that all defibrillators are installed in accordance to the regulations, which means all automated external defibrillators (AED) are easily accessible, maintained and tested, and staff are trained to use it. It also requires that defibrillators are registered......

  • Everyone Should Follow These General Safety Guidelines This Summer

    Summer’s finally here! The sun is shining, the water is inviting, and we’re all ready to have fun! Just remember that while enjoying the heat, we must do everything we can to remain safe and healthy. In a rush to make the most of the......

  • Ontario Bill 141 Makes AEDs a Necessity in Public Spaces

    Bill 141, the Defibrillator Registration and Public Access Act, 2020, has received Royal assent and passed into law. Bill 141 is important to Ontario as availability of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) is viewed as essential to public health. How will making AEDs accessible in public......

  • Health and Safety Training for Golf Courses: Support Your Staff

    From outside the industry, golf courses may seem like tranquil, safe spaces where little can go wrong. In reality, operating a golf course carries considerable health and safety risks and all employees need to understand how to avoid or address them. Effectively preparing your staff......

  • COVID-19 Safety: Providing First Aid and Working at Heights

    The post-COVID return to work will present numerous challenges and changes to old processes. While this is a great, necessary step to ensuring that employees and customers remain safe, it underlines the need for training to ensure people understand and follow best-practices. Are your employees......

  • Ministry of Labour Gives Extra Year to Renew Working At Heights Training

    On March 30th, the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development announced that they are offering an extension to the Working at Heights (WAH) validity period, for workers in the construction sector. Working at heights is a mandatory training for thousands of construction workers, and......

  • Important Update on COVID-19

    The health, safety and well-being of our employees and the people we serve is our top priority and the WSIB continues to actively monitor the guidance of provincial and national health authorities with regard to COVID-19. To adhere to government guidelines regarding COVID-19, we advise......

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