News & Safety

  • 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......

  • Health and Safety in the Workplace

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

    Who are young workers? When it comes to health and safety in the workplace 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......

  • 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......

  • jhsc

    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......

  • 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......

  • 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

    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

    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......

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