After accidentally dropping a pallet containing a toxic cleaning agent and causing a spill, workers dilute the spilled solution with water and flush the contaminated water down a storm drain.
Shipments of compressed gases must meet OHS and Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations Chance are that you use some form(s) of compressed gases at your workplace, especially if you perform
Here’s a certificate you can issue to workers who successfully complete required Transportation of Dangerous Goods training.
MSIs are the leading cause of workers comp claims in Canada; and manual materials handling operations are the leading cause of MSIs. One of the most effective ways to prevent
JHSC violations can lead to OHS orders, fines and intensive investigations. If and when safety inspectors show up at your workplace, one of the first things they’ll want to review
QUESTION Our facility is an office building in Ontario. We recognize that fire extinguishers must be inspected monthly, but we don’t know what the inspection should cover. Can you help?
Preventing hazardous air leaks in tight fitting respirators. Workers required to wear respirators relying on tight fit with the face must check to ensure that there’s an effective seal before
Establish clear procedures for maintaining contact with workers who are alone or in isolation. One of the most critical elements of meeting the OHS requirement to ensure effective communication with
Help office workers and telecommuters avoid MSIs. Musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs) have become among the most common and expensive of workplace injuries. Workers who work in computer stations are especially vulnerable.
Proper response to heat stroke can save workers' lives. Implementing safe work procedures for work in extreme heat is one of the best ways to prevent heat-related illnesses. Here’s a
Ensure that supervisors know how to recognize heat stress signs and symptoms. Implementing safe work procedures for work in extreme heat is one of the best ways to prevent heat-related
Acclimatize workers before exposing them to heat stress hazards. Implementing safe work procedures for work involving exposure to extreme heat is one of the most effective measures you can use
Take extra precautions for outdoor work in heat wave conditions. Implementing safe work procedures for work involving exposure to extreme heat is one of the most effective measures you can
Keeping track of weather conditions is crucial to heat stress prevention. Implementing safe work procedures for work involving exposure to extreme heat is one of the most effective measures you
Safe work procedures to ensure worker access to shade in dangerously hot outdoor weather. Implementing safe work procedures for work involving exposure to extreme heat is one of the most
Ensure that workers exposed to heat stress hazards properly hydrate. Implementing safe work procedures for work involving exposure to extreme heat is one of the most effective measures you can
Providing training without keeping the right documentation won’t ensure OHS compliance. Do you provide safety training to your workers? If and when government OHS inspectors pay a call to your
You're allowed to temporarily remove guardrails if you do it safely. It may become necessary to temporarily remove guardrails to perform certain operations. You’re allowed to do this, provided that
Ensure the safe installation and inspection of guardrails at your workplace. Policy Falls from heights or into openings are a leading cause of deaths and serious injuries at construction and
Notification of recent exposures is a legal and crucial part of contact tracing. QUESTION We just learned that one of our workers tested positive for COVID. Two questions: 1. Are
You should review your confined space entry procedure at least once a year and more frequently any time you have reason to believe it’s not providing entrants the necessary safety.
Six of the roughly 100 workers killed inside confined spaces every year are personnel sent in to rescue the workers inside. So, it’s no coincidence that OHS regulations require employers
A key part of the workplace COVID-19 exposure control plan is to keep people who are ill, symptomatic or at high risk of infection out of the facility. One important
Create procedures to ensure proper first aid and medical treatment of workers showing signs of cold stress