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What is the importance and benefit of health and safety in the workplace?
Posted On October 24, 2016 3:44 pm

Just as workers expect their employer to look after workplace health and safety, employers expect their workers to follow all health and safety measures put in place. All workplaces have hazards and risks, this is why it is so important to incorporate training into all health and safety initiatives.

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Investigate Every Accident
Posted On October 17, 2016 7:36 pm

Whenever an accident occurs on site, it is imperative that a thorough investigation is completed and documented. Not all accidents will result in a WSIB claim, for example if the worker only received first aid, and does not lose time from work, a report to WSIB is not required.

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Ministry of Labour (MOL) Chemical Handling Blitz
Posted On September 30, 2016 3:06 pm

From September 19 to October 31, Ministry of Labour (MOL) inspectors will focus on chemical handling to check that employers have taken the proper steps to protect workers from chemical hazards. To prepare for this blitz: Ensure you have up to date WHMIS training records available for all workers Ensure controls and use of personal protective equipment is practiced by all workers Ensure chemicals are stored and handled safely, and workers are following proper procedures Ensure emergency procedures in case of spills, body splash or contact with skin and eyes, is in place and communicated to all workers Chemicals in the workplace can be extremely hazardous if workers are not trained, and do not take the proper safety precautions.

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Bill 132 Changes to Workplace Violence and Harassment Legislation
Posted On September 1, 2016 1:01 pm

On September 8, 2016 Bill 132, an update to Ontario’s sexual violence and harassment legislation becomes law. Bill 132 amended the current workplace violence and harassment legislation (section 32 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act) to include workplace sexual harassment as well as additional provisions requiring employers to implement specific workplace harassment policies and programs that will ensure all complaints are properly investigated.

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