Optimize and Reboot Your Workplace Safety

April 28: national Day of Mourning for workers killed on the job
The father of a young man who was killed in an industrial accident sixteen years ago continues to speak out about protecting young workers in this province. Ron Ellis’s son was killed when he was pulled into a piece of industrial mixing equipment a [more]
Outdoor workers should cover up in summer sun
We don’t usually think of Britain as an overly sunny land, but the sun does shine enough to be a hazard for people who work outdoors. According to new research in the UK, skin cancer kills fifty people every year, and 250 new cases of the disease a [more]
The growing problem of sour gas poisoning
Saskatchewan’s economy ministry reports a growing problem with dangerous sour gas leaks in the oil wells of the province. After testing forty-three facilities in the province, investigators found that the oil wells were releasing high levels of hyd [more]
Violence against healthcare workers: legislation not enough
Another nurse was attacked at work a few days ago, this time in a hospital in Kamloops, British Columbia. The Hillside Psychiatric Centre where the assault occurred has been identified as a “high-risk facility.” Such facilities, the BC health min [more]
Spring-summer inspection blitzes focus on seasonal workers
Four new provincial workplace inspection blitzes will begin in May, as announced by the Ministry of Labour. The blitz campaign will focus on workplaces that typically hire seasonal workers, including summer students. The Ministry says that it is coor [more]
Mine safety report calls for greater oversight, better data
Ontario’s mines are among the safest in the world. Lost-time injuries in mining have been falling [More]
April 28: national Day of Mourning for workers killed on the job
The father of a young man who was killed in an industrial accident sixteen years ago continues to sp [more]
Working with corrosive substances: limiting exposure is key
Corrosive materials are found not only in industrial sites but in almost every workplace. Commonly u [more]
Violence against healthcare workers: legislation not enough
Another nurse was attacked at work a few days ago, this time in a hospital in Kamloops, British Colu [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
Five health and safety proposals for policymakers
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is a UK-based organization with members in over 140 countries. It claims to be the world’s largest professional health and safety membership organization in the world. The following five recommendations are intended to provide guidance to policymakers everywhere.  Adoption of these proposals will lead to a safer, more sustainable economy, [more ]
Ways to prevent prolonged-standing injuries
The Canadian Women’s Health Network says that women face different workplace hazards than men face. Jobs that are more commonly done by women are usually more repetitive, monotonous and stressful than the jobs men do. As well, research done at the University of British Columbia found that the risks of injury at work are different for women. Women are at higher risk of injury when doing shift wor [more ]
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 ]

safety-logos-footerSafety Reboot is dedicated to keeping Canadian workplaces safe through a news and education approach to occupational worker safety. We focus on prevention, training, latest techniques, equipment and behavioural education to help you optimize your workplace safety.

Hidden Dangers
Workplace safety more than a physical concern
Reinforcing the psychosocial aspects of workplace safety It is quite easy to think of safety in terms of the physical aspects of the workplace, but a growing body of research shows evidence suggest [more]
Noise: the invisible work hazard
The Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection Bureau (Acoustics) reports that each year, about 9,000 Canadian workers suffer from hearing impairment or ringing/buzzing in the ears due to excessive ex [more]
Making outdoor work safer with wet bulb measurements
Many outdoor jobs can be dangerous, but often one of the more common dangers gets overlooked: exposure to the elements. While we bundle up and worry about cold, we can tend to forget to take hot weath [more]
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