How to Measure Safety in the Workplace

There’s great peace of mind that comes from knowing exactly how safe your workplace is for your staff and your customers. If you’re not sure what the state of safety is for your workplace, there are easy ways to start measuring it.  The best place to start is with a safety checklist. But not just

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Who is Liable for a Workplace Injury?

Workplace injuries can be alarming for the injured party and their employer, who may have previously believed that the workplace was safe. Both parties need to know who is liable for an injury at work and what needs to happen next. Here’s a short guide to the basics of liability for work related-injuries but remember

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2020 Workplace Safety in Canada Updates/Changes

The New Year is bringing changes to workplace safety standards across Canada. Provinces recently passed work safety bills, which increase the rights of workers to refuse unsafe work. Ontario has passed similar legislation in the past with Bill 177, which reformed the fines employers may face for safety violations and the responsibilities of employers. If you’re in Ontario, here’s what

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Industrial Establishments Regulation Amendment Proposal

The Ministry of Labour is in the process of proposing a number of amendments to the Industrial Regulation 851 under the OH&S Act. Industrial Regulation 851 covers a variety of different workplaces including factories, offices and office buildings, shops, arenas, restaurants and logging operations. (1)The ministry has prepared a consultation paper for public review and

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Ministry of Labours Provincial Initiatives 2017-18 / Roles & Responsibilities

Each year the Ministry of Labour schedules inspection blitzes and provincial initiatives in specific sectors to protect workers' rights under both the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Employment Standards Act, and enhance employers' awareness of their responsibilities. Roles and responsibilities The Employer The employer, typically represented by senior management, has the greatest responsibilities

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