Optimize and Reboot Your Workplace Safety

Frequent short breaks improve worker health, productivity
An important aspect of maintaining health and promoting safety at work is for workers to get adequate rest. This may mean getting at least eight hours in a 24-hour period to be able to sleep, a whole day to recover from a week’s work, or even a wee [more]
Silicosis prevention a matter of not breathing dust
Silica dust has been compared to what asbestos used to be in the construction industry, a very dangerous health hazard. A worker who is exposed to the dust may not even realize the danger. The effects don’t usually show up until weeks or more commo [more]
Nurses demand end to workplace violence
Almost a year after a registered practical nurse and a registered nurse were attacked by a mentally ill patient at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, the union that represents nurses is urging the Ministry of Labour to lay [more]
Challenges of managing workplace harassment in public service
Public service workers in Canada face many great challenges, not only in the type of work they do, but also in terms of health and safety. A public service employee survey carried out every three years has consistently shown that nearly one in three [more]
Ontario labour laws changed to protect vulnerable workers
Ontario’s labour laws changed significantly when Bill 18, the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014 received royal assent and became law in November. A number of workplace laws, including the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) [more]
Silicosis prevention a matter of not breathing dust
Silica dust has been compared to what asbestos used to be in the construction industry, a very dange [More]
Seasonal workers need job and safety training too
It is almost the holiday season, and with that come busier than usual roads, made more chanllenging [more]
Finding the right footwear for standing long hours
Many people work on their feet all day because of the kind of work they do: nurses, waiters, auto as [more]
Frequent short breaks improve worker health, productivity
An important aspect of maintaining health and promoting safety at work is for workers to get adequat [more]

icon-1Laws & Regulations

Occupational safety and health can be important for moral, legal, and financial reasons. All organisations have a duty of care to ensure that employees and any other person who may be affected by the companies undertaking remain safe.

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icon-2Hidden Dangers

Do you know of any workplace that is totally safe? Hazards exist in just about every vocation there is. Most of these hazards are easy to control. Have you noticed any of these at your place of work?

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icon-3Preventable Accidents

If you’ve been injured at work, you’re not alone. Workplace injuries are all too commonplace, and they affect people in all lines of work, of all ages and of all ethnic and economic backgrounds. Are all accidents are preventable?

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Top Five About Workplace Safety
5 Safety tips for warehouse workers
Warehouses provide jobs for thousands of workers across Canada. Due to the wide range of activities undertaken in a warehouse, however, there is a correspondingly wide range of hazards that warehouse workers may facc. These hazards include moving vehicles and forklifts, electrical hazards, the risk of tripping or falling, repetitive motion injuries or injuries associated with lifting heavy objects [more ]

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Hidden Dangers
Never underestimate the danger of hydraulics
Hydraulic systems are present in many places that we rarely notice—until something goes wrong.  Many of us work around them every day and the majority may not even think about it. This is an accide [more]
Faster brain aging latest side effect of shift work?
It has long been believed that shift workers faced adverse health effects due to their unnatural sleeping habits and inconsistent schedules. A disrupted circadian rhythm has been linked to certain can [more]
Extrinsic allergic alveolitis: a condition to know about
Extrinsic allergic alveolitis sounds like a terrifying condition and it can be, but more often than not it only results in sick and miserable employees who call in and cost the company money in sick d [more]
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