Guidance and Insights


What in the world is this worker thinking, standing on a step ladder in this manner? Learn basic dos and don'ts for the safe use of step ladders.

TEST YOUR OHS I.Q.: Can You Fire Alcoholic Worker for Showing up to Work...

A nursing assistant comes to work drunk. She doesn't claim to be an alcoholic, but the employer knows she has a history of alcohol abuse. Can it fire her?

WORKPLACE ILLNESSES: 5 Dos & Don’ts for Flu Season

Here are five dos and don’ts to help you ensure that your company and its workforce is adequately prepared for the upcoming flu season.

SPOT THE SAFETY VIOLATION: 8 Common Trench & Excavation Hazards

What do you think happened to the worker who was in this trench when it collapsed? Learn about 8 common trench and excavation hazards.

TEST YOUR OHS I.Q.: Is a Policy Requiring Workers to Shave Discriminatory?

A worker refuses to shave his beard, which he grew to support a cause, in violation of a "clean shaven" safety policy. Is the policy discriminatory?

SPOT THE SAFETY VIOLATION: 6 Hygiene Rules to Prevent the Spread of the Flu

Cold and flu season is almost here. So take steps now to keep your workers healthy—and prevent them from getting their co-workers sick when they’re not.

Webinar: Due Diligence and Worker Training

This free webinar will review employers' duties as to worker training and provide practical advice on how to exercise due diligence with respect to training.

AROUND THE PROVINCES: Private Environmental Investigations & Prosecutions

Here’s a chart showing the rights that members of the public have in each jurisdiction to initiate an environmental investigation and/or prosecution.

SPOT THE SAFETY VIOLATION: 6 Elements of a Fall Protection Plan

What key type of PPE should this worker be using to prevent him from falling off this roof? Learn the 6 key elements of a fall protection plan.

DOS & DON’TS: [X] Don’t Base Safety Measures on Length of Job

Don’t base the safety measures or procedures for any given hazard on how long it’ll take workers to do a specific job. Even quick jobs can be dangerous.