Workers have not only OHS rights but also OHS duties. Under the Internal Responsibility System (IRS) theory on which Canadian OHS laws are based, all persons that have a stake
Occupiers liability laws require owners to make their property reasonably safe for visitors. The reason workers who suffer injuries at work don’t sue their employers for negligence is workers comp.
Canadian law recognizes certain otherwise illegal activities that are part of Aboriginal rights Laws purporting to limit the use of land, water and natural resources to preserve the environment may
An employer’s OHS duty to protect may extend to the workers it doesn’t actually employ. Canadian OHS laws require “employers” to take measures to protect the health and safety of
If a telecommuter is injured while carrying out work activities they are entitled to workers compensation Just like on-site workers, telecommuters may suffer injuries while carrying out their work duties.
Send workers with COVID-19 symptoms home, regardless of their vaccination status. There’s been some confusion about what employers should do when one of their employees exhibits symptoms of COVID-19. The
It’s the work, not where it’s carried out that determines which OHS requirements apply. Fall protection, PPE, materials handling and other OHS requirements may be more detailed and stringent when
All injured workers are entitled to accommodations but not necessarily reinstatement. In addition to being cost effective, implementing a return-to-work process is essentially mandatory in the 9 jurisdictions where employers
QUESTION What are the ways to control hazards in confined space? ANSWER These include engineering controls, administrative controls and personal protective equipment. Engineering controls are designed to remove the hazard
QUESTION Give examples of the kind of situations crew members in boats/ships may confront which they can anticipate and prepare for in advance by regularly scheduled drills? ANSWER The regularly
QUESTION What are the ways infectious microorganisms known as bloodborne pathogens which cause disease in humans, are transmitted? ANSWER Bloodborne pathogens can be transmitted through blood and other bodily fluids
QUESTION How do combustible dust explosions happen? ANSWER Any fire needs three elements. These elements are known as the "fire triangle": 1. Fuel to burn 2. Oxygen 3. Ignition source
QUESTION What is asbestos? ANSWER Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring silicate minerals. Mined and milled from native rock, asbestos is fibrous, thin, and strong. Chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite, tremolite,
QUESTION What are the three principal actions that minimize exposure to radiation? ANSWER Reduction of radiation exposure by: Time Limit or minimize exposure time reduces the close from the radiation
QUESTION What are respiratory hazards? ANSWER Respiratory hazards are: Invisible Can be a particulate, gas or vapor, and include airborne contaminants, biological contaminants, dusts, mists, fumes, and gases, or oxygen-deficient
QUESTION How can employers help workers to protect their feet? ANSWER Trough safety programs, employers, can do the following: Train and inform on the health hazards of wearing improper shoes.
QUESTION What are three components to control unacceptable noise in the workplace? ANSWER The three components are: At source, measures are aimed at reducing or eliminating the noise being generated.
QUESTION Name the common hazards where employers must ensure their workers wear head protection? ANSWER The common hazards are: Being struck by falling objects Bumping their heads on fixed objects
QUESTION What are the three primary steps to prevent hand, wrist, and finger injuries in the workplace? ANSWER P.P.E. Awareness Training WHY IS IT RIGHT PREVENTION The first step in
QUESTION What does OSHA require with respect to PPE? ANSWER Employees identify hazards that require PPE. Select the appropriate safety equipment; and Train workers on their proper use. WHY IS
QUESTION What are the employers responsibilities to the employees with respect to exposure of potential eye injuries? ANSWER Know the eye safety dangers in the workplace. Eliminate hazards before starting
QUESTION What are the three foundational aspects of lifting program? ANSWER Avoid a manual patient handling where possible. Plan patient maneuvers. Train and evaluate. WHY IS IT RIGHT PATIENT HANDLING
QUESTION What are the three major hazards with respect to overhead head crane operations? ANSWER Electrical hazards. Overloading. Material falling/ slipping from overhead hoists. WHY IS IT RIGHT OVERHEAD CRANE
QUESTION What are the ways to protect yourself from mosquito bites? ANSWER Use EPA-registered external icon insect repellent Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants Take steps to control mosquitoes indoors
QUESTION What are the three principal reasons for poor indoor air quality in office building? ANSWER The presence of indoor air pollution sources. Poorly designed, maintained, or operated systems. The
QUESTION Name the 5 subjects/topics that are the most relevant to the discussions of off-the-job safety. ANSWER Personal Protective Equipment, Fire Prevention, Slip/Trips/Falls, Back Care, Driver Safety. WHY IS IT
QUESTION What are the three steps to eliminate the negative effects of hearing loss in the workplace? ANSWER Disclosure of hearing loss. Workplace accommodations. Managing hearing loss in the workplace.
QUESTION What are the principal reasons young/temporary/new workers suffer higher injury rates than longer term employees? ANSWER Limited or no prior work experience and a lock of safety training are
QUESTION What are the three fundamental elements of a training regime with sharps? ANSWER Know how to use specific sharp instruments correctly. Know how to safely discard or prepare sharp