What is a ‘Supervisor’ in the Eyes of the OHSA?

Section 1 of the OHSA defines a Supervisor: “supervisor” means a person who has charge of a workplace or authority of a worker” To most, a “supervisor” would be someone who is part of the management team in the organization, but that is not what the courts think… The definition of a Supervisor has been

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National Day of Mourning

Every year on April 28 we pay our respects to, and remember, the thousands of workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness as a result of work-related incidents. We also honour the many families and friends who have been deeply affected by these tragedies. Every worker has the right to return home safe

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Four Things to Consider When Buying Multi-Use Gloves

Frank MacDonald It would be great to find one glove that works for every application, but just look at the number of activities going on in industries like the automotive sector, manufacturing or construction, and finding multi-use gloves can be challenging. But the good news is that it’s not impossible. This article examines things that

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SPECIAL REPORT – Dealing with Safety Inspectors

Every jurisdiction has an agency in charge of regulating and enforcing the OHS laws. And these agencies use safety officers or inspectors to fulfill those duties, including inspecting workplaces for violations and investigating safety incidents when they occur. No one wants a safety inspector to appear at their door—but it’s likely to happen to every

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