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Health & Safety

Closing the Gap Between Denial and Reality on April 28

An Emotional Connection is a very powerful motivator.

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Does Bill 160 threaten worker safety

The Union representing WSIB employees believes moving responsibility for prevention activities to the Ministry of Labour will endanger workers. They don’t mention that it might imperil jobs of people at WSIB.

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Ontario files consolidated OHSA regulation governing confined spaces

Regulations governing confined spaces in specific industries revoked

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You need to be prepared even if you aren’t in Japan

The recent destruction in Japan, caused by nature and our own technology, is hard to imagine. Even though we might not ever face this kind of catastrophe here, there are lots of other perils that we should be prepared to manage when they occur.

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Appeal Court decides Independent Owner Operator Truck Drivers must be counted for meeting obligation to form JHSC

Independent truckers must now be counted as part of the workforce when considering if there are enough employees to require a JHSC.

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Bill 160 will change health and safety delivery in Ontario

The government plans to reallocate health and safety matters. WSIB will continue to be responsible for promoting safe workplaces, but they’ll not be involved in the training or certification of safety committees.

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Daylight savings can be dangerous

Turning the clock ahead can interfere with the ability of people to function at high levels. This can be especially critical at work.

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Due diligence for working alone

In a unique prosecution arising in Alberta, Garda Canada Security Corp. has pleaded guilty to a charge of failing to protect a female worker under the working alone provisions of the Alberta OHSA. Amongst other provisions, the Alberta OHSA requires that employers, at workplaces where workers will be performing work alone, take measures to reduce risks or hazards to workers

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Potential changes to workplace safety In Ontario

In late December, 2010, a 10-person Expert Advisory Panel on Occupational Health And Safety released a wide-ranging report recommending significant changes to the OHS system in Ontario.

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