WSIB and OHS for Employers in Ontario – May 2013

WSIB and OHS for Employers in Ontario – May 2013

Miracle of Medicine just to warm your heart and make you cry:

My son in first year med school sent this video clip on cleft lip.

Current Issues in WSIB Law: Diagnosis, Analysis, Resolution – May 23 – Register to Watch On-Line

Every year the Ontario Bar Association sponsors an Annual all-day WSIB conference that is tremendously informative and given to a room full of the very best WSIB practitioners, Vice Chairs, WSIB and WSIAT staff in the Province. It is well worth watching (in person attendance is now full). Prepare all of your questions, make new connections and get informed. You will receive such valuable information, that you will want to come back every year. Here are the links for both the registration information and the program outline.

MOL Inspection Blitzes Begin this Month:

The Ministry of Labour has posted their schedule of Inspection Blitzes in connection with their enforcement of both the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Employment Standards Act.

The first focus is on “vulnerable workers” for May until August for the Industrial and Health Care sectors. Special attention, procedures, monitoring and mentoring should be in place for any “new” worker or any “young
worker”. Some other “vulnerable worker” categories that you should consider in your health and safety procedures include: pregnant, disabled, working with restrictions, working with a chronic mental or physical condition, first time employee (no matter what age), temporary, personnel agency employee, language barriers, employees with possible mental illness, long term or very senior employees (may be resistant to change and need special monitoring) and possible domestic violence victims.

Also, the MOL is looking to inspect the Mining Sector for their Internal Responsibility System. Every employer should be integrating the IRS into their health and safety program. For an excellent on-line course that you can purchase and teach your team, go here.

New BC Workplace Bullying & Harassment Policies March 2013

Will be helpful to all employers. Get them here.

Now Affiliated with Charlebois Associates: HR Proactive Inc.

Since 1997, HR Proactive Inc. has been helping employers understand and comply with their legal responsibilities through a wide array of training products and services. They provide extensive experience in Human Rights related services and expert Human Rights Investigations which are critical for providing a solid evaluation of the matter that you are facing, and also a fair and impartial report that can be used to assess your matter or to prepare for a Hearing before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.

Golfers, Sponsorship and Donation opportunities urgently requested: Epilepsy Support Centre – Third Annual Rick Berg Invitational Golf Tournament

In London, Ontario on May 30, 2013. Come golf with me (I use that term very loosely and have a bad case of golfer’s amnesia from last year, my first ever season of “golf”). We continue to celebrate Rick’s legacy through this tournament and this year’s proceeds will be used to raise awareness and fund research funding epilepsy – with a focus on SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy).

Everyone have a safe and amazing long weekend!