Health and Safety

Snow Shovelling Advice for Digging Out

Need advice on snow shovelling? If you live in Canada with landscapes that look like postcards, chances are you will need to shovel snow once in awhile every winter. Let’s face it; we Canadians have a love/hate relationship with snow. We love to play in it but we hate to… Read More

Day of Mourning – April 28th

April 28th is dedicated as the International Day of Mourning for workers who died or were injured on the job. It is a day when we remember workers who died on the job or those who were injured while working. Every year we spend time thinking about and mourning those… Read More

Young Workers in the Workplace

It’s that time of the year again when young workers are in the workplace en masse. Now that spring is finally here, it is time to remember that many young workers are entering the workplace. Maybe it is a summer job or they are taking on a first full time… Read More

NAOSH 2015

NAOSH – North American Occupational Safety and Health Week this year falls between May 3 and 9.  This is a week when companies devote an entire week to safety activities and training to help raise awareness and promote good safety practices. Although the week serves as a good reinforcement that… Read More

Young Workers in the Workplace

Worth Repeating – Young Workers in the Workplace It’s that time of the year again when young workers are in the workplace en masse. Now that spring is finally here, it is time to remember that many young workers are entering the workplace. Maybe it is a summer job or… Read More

WHMIS 2015 and GHS

The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is changing. With the incorporating of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) being introduced, Canadians will need to get up to speed with the changes. Although these new changes have been a long time coming to North America,… Read More

The Dangers of Sitting

Take your phones calls standing up is just one of the tips recommended by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) to help introduce less sitting time into your work day. Since most of us spend our days sitting at computers or in meetings, we are doing harm… Read More

Work Well Audits

A good way to test your safety program is to conduct a “self-assessment” of your workplace. Download the WSIB Workwell Audit package (there is also one for small businesses who have fewer than 20 employees) and see how your business would fare in a real audit situation. It is a… Read More

10 Steps to Make Sure Your Joint Health and Safety Committee is Doing a Good Job

This article first appeared in our March 2012 issue and contained 8 steps. Since then, two more steps were added. The article is worth repeating with the updates to help ensure committees achieve their mandates which should help their workers go home safely from work each day. You’ve implemented a… Read More

Worth Repeating: Bill 168 – Violence & Harassment in the Workplace – What’s New?

Bill 168 became law on June 15, 2010. At that time employers with 6 or more employees were supposed to ensure that they were in compliance with the requirements. Since we last revisited this topic, there is still little coverage in the Canadian media about the impact of this Act… Read More