Optimize and Reboot Your Workplace Safety

Should Hydro workers work alone?
A Hydro One worker who suffered an electric shock while working on a transformer in downtown Toronto last Saturday is reported to still be in critical condition. He was found unconscious, dangling from his safety harness five metres above the ground, [more]
Protecting public safety around construction sites
The continuous sprouting and on-going construction of commercial buildings and residences are common signs of a booming economy. However, busy construction sites are often located in places where the general public shares the space for carrying out o [more]
Alberta farm workers battle on for rights
If it is shocking that a man was killed last week at his workplace when the roof of the structure he was working on collapsed, it is even more shocking that provincial authorities refuse to investigate the death. The problem is that the man was a fa [more]
Lack of safety provisions cost worker a broken back
A man fell through the roof of a building on which he was working in Oshawa, Ontario. He was working on a job installing skylights. He broke his back and suffered other serious injuries as a result of the fall. The reason he fell, had his injuries no [more]
Struck-by accidents are preventable
Next to falls, struck-by accidents are a major cause of injuries in the workplace. Most people know how one can be hurt or even fatally injured by being struck by a moving vehicle, but few people hear about serious accidents that involve getting hit [more]
Lack of safety provisions cost worker a broken back
A man fell through the roof of a building on which he was working in Oshawa, Ontario. He was working [More]
Healthy eating in the workplace
Some people spend most of their waking hours at work. Whether they like it or not, this can affect 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]
Should Hydro workers work alone?
A Hydro One worker who suffered an electric shock while working on a transformer in downtown Toronto [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 ]

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
The impact of chronic pain in the workplace
Pain is both a sensory and an emotionally unpleasant experience that may be associated with tissue damage, according to the International Association for the Study of Pain. When pain does not go away [more]
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]
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]
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