Optimize and Reboot Your Workplace Safety

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 or less steadily for the past ten years. More than twice as many lost-time injuries were reported in 2004 as in 2013. Mining is an inherently dan [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]
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]
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
Chronic vertigo an often misunderstood work hazard
Doctors are seeing more patients who complain of chronic dizziness, which affects their ability to work and do many of their daily activities. This condition is not the ordinary feeling of lightheaded [more]
Beware dust explosions, especially in cold weather
Industrial accident investigations by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board found that seven out of eight fatal combustible dust explosions from 1995 to 2009 occurred during cold weather months, including tw [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]
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