Guidance and Insights

OHS Insider — Aug. 2016

The topics covered in this issue include OHS program requirements, chainsaw safety and protecting incident investigation documents with privilege

SPOT THE SAFETY VIOLATION: 9 Tips for Preventing Trips

Does the marked walkway provide safe passage for workers? What has made this path dangerous? Learn 9 tips for preventing trips in the workplace.

DOS & DON’TS: [√] Have an Incident Investigation Kit Ready to Go

To conduct an effective and prompt incident investigation, prepare a kit of the tools you'll need in advance and have it readily available.

VIDEO: Sun Safety at Work: Employers

This video illustrates the dangers of sun exposure and heat stress, and describes employers’ responsibilities to protect their workers.

SPOT THE SAFETY VIOLATION: Why You Need a Spill Prevention Plan

What do you think could happen if this scary looking substance spilled into this floor drain? Learn 6 steps for creating a spill prevention plan.

MANAGING YOUR OHS PROGRAM: Engaged Workplaces Are Safer for Workers

A study found that cultures in which employees are engaged in their jobs are safer places to work. Here’s an overview of the study's findings.

SPOT THE SAFETY VIOLATION: As Unsafe as It Gets

Could this worker possibly be doing this job in a less safe manner? Learn some tips for safely using step ladders.

OHS PROGRAM: Take 6 Steps to Protect Workers from Welding Hazards

Take these steps to ensure your OHS program complies with the welding requirements and adequately protects welders and their co-workers.

KNOW THE LAWS: Welding PPE Requirements

Here are the PPE requirements specific to welding under the OHS regulations in each jurisdiction.

TEST YOUR OHS I.Q.: Can Employer Require Workers to Tuck in Their Shirts?

An employer unilaterally imposes a rule requiring workers to tuck in their shirts for safety reasons. The union objects. Is the employer's rule justified?