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  • HOW THE JOINT HEALTH & SAFETY COMMITTEE IMPROVES SUCCESS

    At Heartzap Safety, our goal is to ensure Canadians have a safe and hazard-free work environment. We can do this by partnering with the Industrial and Construction Safety Solutions (ICSS) to provide the training course, Joint Health and Safety Committee CPO-approved Certification. The committee consists......

  • 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,......

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At Heartzap Safety, our goal is to ensure Canadians have a safe and hazard-free work environment. We can do this by partnering with the Industrial and Construction Safety Solutions (ICSS) to provide the training course, Joint Health and Safety Committee CPO-approved Certification. The committee consists...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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:...

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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...

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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...

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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:...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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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. We will take a look at some of...

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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 requirements apply where a worker may be exposed to...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 for first aid...

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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...

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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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Effective January 1, 2020, the WSIB accepts the CSA Z1220-17 First aid kits for the workplace. To meet the Regulation 1101 first aid obligations under WSIA, workplaces have the option of supplying the Regulation 1101 First aid kit requirements or CSA Z1220-17 First aid kits...

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Heart disease is the second leading cause of death in Canada. According to the American Heart Association, a sedentary lifestyle is among the five major risk factors. In a time like this, it can be difficult to prioritize physical activity. ESPECIALLY given the closures of...

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We would like to share this message from one of our suppliers, Prestan, regarding the rising concerns of Coronavirus. See below.   For more information on Prestan and their products, visit here: https://prestanproducts.com/

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Enter our Twitter holiday giveaway by following us and retweeting the contest tweet. The contest closes December 31st, 2019 and the winner will be randomly selected and announced on January 2nd, 2020. By liking us on Facebook and following us on LinkedIn, you can enter...

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CPR is easy to learn You don’t have to complete years of medical school or be a doctor in order to learn how to effectively perform CPR. Just about anyone at any time can perform this life saving skill. 30 chest compressions to circulate the...

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  November is known as CPR month across Canada and if you haven’t yet learned how to perform CPR, now is the time. Many people are able to recognize the signs and symptoms of a cardiac emergency, but without training are unable to effectively provide...

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Halloween is a fun filled festivity for both children and adults; a great night to dress up, have fun and eat all the treats you can imagine. It’s important to remember to be responsible and make the necessary precautions so that you and others have...

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DID YOU KNOW THAT ……..   There was a Product Review of the Prestan® Professional AED Trainer in JEMS (Journal of Emergency Medical Services) May 2016 issue… http://www.jems.com/articles/print/volume-41/issue-5/departments-columns/hands-on/hands-on-product-reviews-may-2016.html          

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Do you have the new Prestan professional adult manikin with the blue monitor? Watch the video to find out more!  

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The new Regulation (381/15) replaces noise protection requirements currently in the regulations for Industrial Establishments, Mines and Mining Plants, and Oil and Gas-Offshore.  Those regulations apply to many – but not all – Ontario employers.   The noise obligations will be new for employers with the...

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Blended Online First Aid Research Studies An “Intention-Focused” paradigm for improving bystander CPR EU’s Educational Methodology for online/blended training leads to competent and confident responders Research Studies Conclude that Traditional Instructor Led Classroom Training for CPR and AED is Inadequate Traditional Training Fails to Provide...

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Results are in and Prestan comes out a winner in the EMS World 2015 Brand Perception Study for CPR Manikins and Simulators! These survey results provide a great representation of how Prestan carries the highest rankings and is an industry leader! Check out the survey...

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Asbestos has been used in a variety of different ways by a number of occupations. Many of the people who worked in these various occupations have contracted a range of different health problems from their asbestos exposure. These health problems include the debilitating condition, asbestosis,...

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Click Here to link to further tools and information on how you can protect you and your loved ones from the dangers of extreme heat.

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Identifying factors for acquisition and placement of Life-saving technology. Background: Being prepared for an emergency medical response is paramount to achieving the best casualty outcome. This not only applies to organized EMS response organizations, but to almost every level or location of emergency assistance including...

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SIMPLICITY OF USE: The ZOLL AED Plus was designed with the layperson in mind. It provides rescuers with a verbal and graphical guide through the entire rescue process from the ABC assessment to defibrillation and CPR. It is not just an AED, but a total...

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The ZOLL AED Plus was designed with the layperson in mind. It provides rescuers with a verbal and graphical guide through the entire rescue process from the ABC assessment to defibrillation and CPR. It is not just an AED, but a total resuscitation system. Click...

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