Optimize and Reboot Your Workplace Safety

Progress in treating workplace depression, mental illness
Depression is a topic that is awkward to talk about, as those suffering often feel embarrassed to communicate openly about their psychological problems. The stigmatization of certain aspects of depression and emotional distress creates an awful situa [more]
More vigilance, inspections needed to prevent construction falls
About a year ago, Alan Fraser was twenty-one years old, working on top of a six-story building when he fell. The fall at the Parkland construction site in Clayton Park in Halifax resulted in the young man’s death and left his parents with numerous [more]
Keep fit at work, retire healthy
A recent survey involving about 2,800 Canadian workers revealed that many people might not be able to retire as they had planned because of health concerns. Many of the respondents to the Ipsos Reid survey cited personal health issues, worries about [more]
United Steelworkers continue to fight for Westray Law
It’s a provocative campaign slogan, intended to get attention, and results. “Stop the Killing; Enforce the Law” is not aimed at stopping crime by street gangs, drug cartels or terrorist groups. It is aimed at this country’s provincial and [more]
Taking safety training, gear, where the workers are
More often than not, workplace accidents and tragedies can be prevented with safety training and education. However, current training methods are often, tedious, expensive, and not engaging. The ideal program would be inexpensive, accessible, and mos [more]
Slips and falls: the persistent workplace hazard
The good news is that the number of fatal workplace injuries has declined in some places—the US sa [More]
More vigilance, inspections needed to prevent construction falls
About a year ago, Alan Fraser was twenty-one years old, working on top of a six-story building when [more]
Airlines, health care workers prepare for Ebola
While there has never been a case of Ebola in Canada, and the risk of Canadians becoming infected re [more]
United Steelworkers continue to fight for Westray Law
It’s a provocative campaign slogan, intended to get attention, and results. “Stop the Killin [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
Better pesticide protection needed for farm workers
A report that was recently released by Farmworker Justice highlights the hazards of pesticide exposure to farm workers and draws attention to the alarmingly high incidence of pesticide-related illness [more]
Protecting pilots from occupational radiation
Commercial airplane pilots typically absorb as much radiation as nuclear power plant workers and are consequently classified as "occupational radiation workers" by the FAA in the US. Pilots fly the [more]
Kitchen work can be dangerous too
An on-the-job accident that resulted in the severing of a seventeen-year-old worker's arm when it was caught in a pasta-making machine at a New York State restaurant left co-workers stunned, and nearl [more]
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