Optimize and Reboot Your Workplace Safety

Working with corrosive substances: limiting exposure is key
Corrosive materials are found not only in industrial sites but in almost every workplace. Commonly used corrosive acids include sulfuric acid, hydrochloric acid, nitric acid, acetic acid, hydrofluoric acid, and chromic acid. Common corrosive bases/al [more]
Stigma remains big problem in workplace mental health
Attitudes toward the mental health of employees remain problematic in Canada’s workplaces, and stigma remains one of the biggest issues. On the one hand, almost 40 per cent of workers say they wouldn’t tell their boss if they had a mental health [more]
No such thing as too much safety training: report
A recent study conducted by the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) reports that there was an over-all decline in injuries in Canada in the years 2004 to 2011. Analysis of data showed that the decline in injuries may be due to the significant decre [more]
Legacy of asbestos: illness and lawsuits
Asbestos is one of the naturally occurring substances like mercury, lead and arsenic, that is deadly to humans. It is possibly the only building material to have both its own disease (asbestosis) and its own advocacy group: the Asbestos Disease Aware [more]
Sedentary lifestyle study raises questions about workplace
Sitting for hours on end each day increases your risk of dying, even if you work out at the gym or jog for an hour every day. This is the conclusion of a research team at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, who analyzed more than forty internationa [more]
Temperature does matter for catching cold: Yale research
Why do people get more colds in cold weather than in warm weather? It’s a question that has puzzle [More]
Stigma remains big problem in workplace mental health
Attitudes toward the mental health of employees remain problematic in Canada’s workplaces, and sti [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]
Jail time for company directors in death of worker
Multiple violations of Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) at a Brampton business [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
Carbon monoxide hazard requires constant vigilance
From now on, the first week of November in Ontario is to be designated carbon monoxide awareness week. This follows the passing of a law in December 2013 that makes it mandatory for all homes in the p [more]
Obesity a work-related health problem for clergy
Apart from its more obvious role in society, a church is also a workplace, and an employer. Its workers are priests and ministers, choir directors and organists, janitors and cleaners, as well as nume [more]
Standing: a pain in the back (and legs, and feet)
Many occupations that require workers to stay on their feet all day are not considered terribly dangerous, and may not even require special footwear other than slip-resistant soles. That doesn't mean [more]
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