Optimize and Reboot Your Workplace Safety

Hand tool ergonomics and safety
Many people associate ergonomics with desk work or office jobs that involve desks and chairs. However, ergonomics is involved in whatever it takes to make the tools and the whole job environment comfortable and safe for the worker in order to avoid w [more]
Armoured car workers could strike over safety concerns
Safety is the key issue in talks between armoured car crews, represented by Unifor Canada, and Brinks Canada. The talks are scheduled to go to mediation on September 29 and 30, and a strike or lockout date is set for October 1. A Unifor spokesperson [more]
Dealing with vibration-related injuries
It is estimated that as many as 4 to 7 per cent of workers in the US, Canada and Europe are exposed to whole-body vibration, and many others are exposed to segmental vibration, which usually affects the arms and hands. Whole-body vibration refers to [more]
Concussion not just a sports risk
Normally when we think of concussions at the workplace we think of a construction worker or a professional athlete. In those careers, concussion risk seems obvious. However, whether it is in retail or in the office, concussions can pose a threat to t [more]
Doctors advise care in consuming energy drinks
Coffee has long been a morning ritual for anyone who needs a little pick-me-up before the start of the workday. Whether it is home brewed or ordered at one of the industry giants, coffee and caffeine have long been responsible for getting the weary t [more]
MOL targeting material handling in current safety blitz
The latest Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) safety inspection blitz is currently targeting material [More]
Labour ministers to promote psychological health, safety
Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial ministers of labour held their annual meeting today t [more]
PPE only barrier between Ebola, health workers
The current outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West Africa has provided the world with some gr [more]
Armoured car workers could strike over safety concerns
Safety is the key issue in talks between armoured car crews, represented by Unifor Canada, and Brink [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.


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?


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?


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
Include OTC drugs in prevention education
Believe it or not, many over-the-counter medications that are taken by millions of workers every day can exacerbate or even cause workplace related injuries and death. It is important to be aware of t [more]
Control hepatitis B infection at work
Hepatitis B is a highly contagious disease that can cause acute and chronic liver disease. It is a common occupational health hazard among healthcare workers and other personnel who are exposed to the [more]
Handle with care: latex allergy among workers
Occupational exposure to infectious bacteria and viruses as well as blood-borne diseases such as HIV/AIDS has increased the use of latex gloves among workers in various institutions. Aside from health [more]
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