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Border agency to upgrade facilities, improve conditions for workers
A recent federal report revealed that Canadian border officers may be suffering from a dangerous environment in their workplace. The Canada Border Services Agency report revealed that workers in small crossings face numerous occupational health and s [more]
Should airlines do more psychiatric screening of pilots?
The confirmation that the co-pilot of the Germanwings Airbus that crashed into a French mountainside had deliberately caused the crash is raising questions around the world about the psychological state of airline pilots. It was widely reported that [more]
Transportation safety concerns in rail, trucking sectors
The transportation sector was the second safest of the thirteen industrial sectors inspected in a Ministry of Labour blitz campaign last fall, with an average of three orders issued per site visited. The automotive sector, in contrast, received more [more]
Distracted driving accidents are entirely preventable
The Canada Safety Council states that any business that has company vehicles is likely to have collisions. Aside from increasing medical and vehicle insurance costs, companies may suffer from direct and indirect costs from workers’ injuries, lost t [more]
Seniors homes understaffing poses risks to patients and staff
The growing shortage of staff for Ontario’s long-term care facilities could lead to more problems for both those receiving care and the caregivers. According to the Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors (OANHSS), staffing [more]
Distracted driving accidents are entirely preventable
The Canada Safety Council states that any business that has company vehicles is likely to have colli [More]
Electric company honoured for low worker injury rate
The electrical distribution company for Mississauga, Enersource, won the overall Performance Excelle [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]
Border agency to upgrade facilities, improve conditions for workers
A recent federal report revealed that Canadian border officers may be suffering from a dangerous env [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
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 ]
5 Tips for staying safe at work
Worker safety is important, not only for employers but for employees too. It doesn't matter what industry you work in, or what your actual job entails, whatever you do for a living, it is important that you reduce the risk of getting injured or ill while on duty. The following tips will help you to stay safe while on the job: Understand the hazards In order to remain safe at work it is im [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
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]
Moulds: a biological hazard in the workplace
Various Canadian laws mandate providing for a safe workplace that protects the safety and health of its occupants. These include laws on indoor air quality in public buildings, although recent reviews [more]
Workplace depression: what employers can do
Research conducted by Towers Watson, a US-based professional services company shows that Canada spends about $50 billion a year due to lost productivity and in part, to compensate workers who are affe [more]
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