2011 Annual Index

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This index lists all the articles published in the Safety Compliance Insider newsletter from January to December 2011.

ACCIDENTS/INCIDENTS

Emergency Preparedness: Addressing the Needs of Disabled Workers,” 09/11, p. 1.

Incident Response: How to Comply with First Aid Provider Requirements,” 10/11, p. 1.

Incident Response: How to Comply with TDGA Incident Reporting Requirements,” 05/11, p. 1.

Lawscape: Must Your Report Injuries/Fatalities Involving a Worker or a ‘Person’?” 11/11, p. 20.

Test Your OHS I.Q.: What Should You Say When an Inspector Asks for Your Incident Report?” 04/11, p. 7.

Winners & Losers: When Can You Use ‘Privilege’ to Avoid Disclosing Investigatory Reports?” 07/11, p. 20.

 

BUSINESS CASE FOR SAFETY

5 Case Studies Provide Evidence that Companies Save Millions on Wellness Programs,” 03/11, p. 18.

’Psychologically Unsafe’ Workplaces Cost Companies Millions,” 05/11, p. 18.

Using Total Cost Assessment to Prove Value of Safety Initiatives,” 01/11, p. 18.

Why Your OHS and Wellness Programs Should Work Together,” 10/11, p. 18.

 

C-45

Brief Your CEO: C-45: First Criminal Negligence Charges Brought Against Company Officials,” 02/11, p. 7.

C-45: Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions,” 10/11, p. 1.

 

COMPLIANCE

Traps to Avoid: Following Industry Stacking Standards Instead of Legal Requirements,” 06/11, p. 8.

The Year in Compliance: C-45 Roars to Life, New OHS Laws Take Effect & Workplace Safety Gets Political,” 01/11, p. 1.

CONFINED SPACES

Around the Provinces: Oxygen Limits in Confined Spaces,” 01/11, p. 20.

DISABILITIES

Emergency Preparedness: Addressing the Needs of Disabled Workers,” 09/11, p. 1.

Test Your OHS I.Q.: Can You Fire a Drug-Addicted Worker Who Steals from the Company?” 12/11, p. 8.

DISCIPLINE

Test Your OHS I.Q.: Can You Fire a Drug-Addicted Worker Who Steals from the Company?” 12/11, p. 8.

Test Your OHS I.Q.: Using Workers’ Personal Cell Phone Records to Enforce Driver Distraction Rules,” 06/11, p. 7.

Winners & Losers: Are Death Threats Grounds for Immediate Termination?” 06/11, p. 20.

DISCRIMINATION

Test Your OHS I.Q.: Can You Automatically Reassign a Pregnant Worker for Her Own Health & Safety?” 11/11, p. 8.

Test Your OHS I.Q.: Can You Fire a Drug-Addicted Worker Who Steals from the Company?” 12/11, p. 8.

DUE DILIGENCE

Brief Your CEO: How Courts Determine Whether Companies Exercised Due Diligence,” 04/11, p. 8.

The Insider’s 7th Annual Due Diligence Scorecard: Part 2: Lessons from Recent Due Diligence Cases,” 12/11, p. 1.

The Insider’s 7th Annual Due Diligence Scorecard: What Recent Court Cases Tell Us about Due Diligence,” 11/11, p. 1.

Traps to Avoid: Due Diligence: Giving Supervisors Too Much Discretion in Implementing Safety Policies,” 05/11, p. 8.

Winners & Losers: What Constitutes Due Diligence for Complying with TDGA Placard Requirements?” 09/11, p. 20.

Yvonne O’Reilly: An Interview with the Chair of this Year’s OHS Summit,” 10/11, p. 7.

ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE

Brief Your CEO: How Courts Determine Whether Companies Exercised Due Diligence,” 04/11, p. 8.

HARASSMENT

Making the Business Case for Safety: ’Psychologically Unsafe’ Workplaces Cost Companies Millions,” 05/11, p. 18.

Test Your OHS I.Q.: Harassment: How Should an Employer Respond to a Harassment Complaint?” 01/11, p. 6.

HAZARDS

Electrical Hazards: How to Comply with Restrictions on High Risk Electrical Work,” 05/11, p. 1.

Fall Protection: How to Prevent Falls Through Openings,” 08/11, p. 1.

Hazardous Substances: Complying with REACH Safety Data Sheet Requirements,” 04/11, p. 1.

Hazardous Substances: How to Comply with TDGA Training Requirements,” 01/11, p. 1.

Hazard Profile: Nanoparticles,” 06/11, p. 18.

Materials Handling: How to Protect Workers Moving or Storing Materials,” 06/11, p. 1.

TDGA: Update: Status of New TDGA Security Regulations,” 03/11, p. 7.

WHMIS: Take an Inventory of the Hazardous Substances in Your Workplace,” 10/11, p. 8.

ILLNESSES & DISEASES

Workplace Illness: Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions about the Flu & Pandemics,” 12/11, p. 1.

INSPECTIONS

Dealing with Inspectors: What to Do When You get a Stop Work Order,” 09/11, p. 1.

Test Your OHS I.Q.: What Should You Say When an Inspector Asks for Your Incident Report?” 04/11, p. 7.

Winners & Losers: Is a Government Action an ‘Inspection’ or an ‘Investigation’?” 02/11, p. 20.

Winners & Losers: When Can You Use ‘Privilege’ to Avoid Disclosing Investigatory Reports?” 07/11, p. 20.

JHSC

The JHSC: Use Form to Help Committee Improve Efficiency of Its Meetings,” 09/11, p. 18.

Lawscape: Paying JHSC Members,” 04/11, p. 19.

Test Your OHS I.Q.: JHSCs: Can One JHSC Represent Multiple Workplaces?” 07/11, p. 8.

LAWS & REGULATIONS

Hazardous Substances: Complying with REACH Safety Data Sheet Requirements,” 04/11, p. 1.

TDGA: Update: Status of New TDGA Security Regulations,” 03/11, p. 7.

LAWSCAPES

Must Your Report Injuries/Fatalities Involving a Worker or a ‘Person’?” 11/11, p. 20.

Paying JHSC Members,” 04/11, p. 19.

LIABILITY

Show Your Workers: OHS Prosecutions Aren’t Just for Companies & Their CEOs,” 12/11, p. 18.

Test Your OHS I.Q.: Are Homeowners Liable for Injuries to Their Contractors?” 05/11, p. 7.

Test Your OHS I.Q.: Does Supervisor’s Failure to Attach Workplace Label Make Company Liable for WHMIS Violation?” 08/11, p. 7.

Test Your OHS I.Q.: Is a Company Liable for Injuries to Third Parties in a Traffic Accident Involving Its Vehicle?” 09/11, p. 7.

Winners & Losers: What Constitutes ‘Criminal Negligence’ by a Worker for a Safety Incident?” 03/11, p. 20.

MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT

Machinery & Equipment: How to Comply with Lockout Requirements,” 07/11, p. 1.

Machinery & Equipment: Protecting Workers from Power Tool Hazards,” 04/11, p. 1.

OFFICERS & DIRECTORS

Brief Your CEO: C-45: First Criminal Negligence Charges Brought Against Company Officials,” 02/11, p. 7.

Brief Your CEO: How Courts Determine Whether Companies Exercised Due Diligence,” 04/11, p. 8.

Brief Your CEO: How Far Return-to-Work Programs Must Go to ‘Accommodate’ Injured Workers,” 09/11, p. 8.

Brief Your CEO: Lessons from the Report on the West Virginia Mining Disaster,” 08/11, p. 8.

Brief Your CEO: Why Senior Management Must Monitor OHS Compliance,” 07/11, p. 17.

OHS INSPECTORS

Dealing with Inspectors: What to Do When You get a Stop Work Order,” 09/11, p. 1.

Winners & Losers: When Can You Use ‘Privilege’ to Avoid Disclosing Investigatory Reports?” 07/11, p. 20.

 

OHS PROGRAM

Making the Business Case for EHS: Why Your OHS and Wellness Programs Should Work Together,” 10/11, p. 18.

Managing Your OHS Program: 7 Strategies for Making Your Ergonomics Program a Success,” 07/11, p. 18.

Managing Your OHS Program: Use Benchmarking to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Your Workplace Violence Program,” 11/11, p. 19.

OHS VIOLATIONS

Show Your Workers: OHS Prosecutions Aren’t Just for Companies & Their CEOs,” 12/11, p. 18.

PPE

PPE: Does Your Workplace Need a Respiratory Protection Program?” 11/11, p. 1.

PPE: Safety Footwear Requirements under OHS Laws,” 02/11, p. 1.

Test Your OHS I.Q.: Discrimination: Can You Ask a Worker to Remove His Turban & Wear a Hardhat?” 03/11, p. 6.

RETURN TO WORK

Brief Your CEO: How Far Return-to-Work Programs Must Go to ‘Accommodate’ Injured Workers,” 09/11, p. 8.

SAFETY COORDINATORS

Member Profile: Kevin Laventure of Unitech Electrical Contracting Inc.,” 04/11, p. 6.

SUPERVISORS

Supervisors: What Special Training Must They Receive?” 08/11, p. 1.

Supervisors: Who in Your Workplace Can Be Liable as a Supervisor?” 03/11, p. 1.

Traps to Avoid: Due Diligence: Giving Supervisors Too Much Discretion in Implementing Safety Policies,” 05/11, p. 8.

TRAINING

Hazardous Substances: How to Comply with TDGA Training Requirements,” 01/11, p. 1.

Supervisors: What Special Training Must They Receive?” 08/11, p. 1.

Training Traps to Avoid: Training Workers on the Wrong Legal Requirements,” 02/11, p. 8.

VIOLENCE

Dos & Don’ts: Expressly Ban Weapons from the Workplace,” 10/11, p. 20.

Making the Business Case for Safety: ’Psychologically Unsafe’ Workplaces Cost Companies Millions,” 05/11, p. 18.

Managing Your OHS Program: Use Benchmarking to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Your Workplace Violence Program,” 11/11, p. 19.

Violence Refusals: Is Fear of Violence Valid Grounds for a Work Refusal?” 02/11, p. 1.

Winners & Losers: Are Death Threats Grounds for Immediate Termination?” 06/11, p. 20.

Winners & Losers: Is Physical Altercation with Co-Worker Grounds for Constructive Dismissal?” 08/11, p. 20.

WHMIS

Hazardous Substances: Complying with REACH Safety Data Sheet Requirements,” 04/11, p. 1.

Hazardous Substances: Does WHMIS Apply to ‘Consumer Products’ Like Cleaning Supplies and Glue?” 06/11, p. 1.

Test Your OHS I.Q.: Does Supervisor’s Failure to Attach Workplace Label Make Company Liable for WHMIS Violation?” 08/11, p. 7.

WHMIS & Hazardous Waste: How to Protect Workers,” 03/11, p. 1.

WHMIS: 8 Things to Do Now to Prepare for the GHS,” 07/11, p. 1.

WHMIS: Take an Inventory of the Hazardous Substances in Your Workplace,” 10/11, p. 8.

WORKERS

Dos & Don’ts: Don’t Ignore Workers’ Concerns about Co-Worker’s Behaviour,” 10/11, p. 20.

Dos & Don’ts: Don’t Let Workers Take Cell Phone Pictures of Workplace,” 05/11, p. 20.

Show Your Workers: OHS Prosecutions Aren’t Just for Companies & Their CEOs,” 12/11, p. 18.

Test Your OHS I.Q.: Using Workers’ Personal Cell Phone Records to Enforce Driver Distraction Rules,” 06/11, p. 7.

Winners & Losers: What Constitutes ‘Criminal Negligence’ by a Worker for a Safety Incident?” 03/11, p. 20.

Worker Profile: Female Workers,” 08/11, p. 17.

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

Winners & Losers: Does Workers’ Comp Cover Injuries Suffered in a Company Vehicle?” 12/11, p. 20.

Winners & Losers: When Is Workers’ Misconduct a Bar to Workers’ Comp Claims?” 04/11, p. 20.

 

WORK REFUSALS

Violence Refusals: Is Fear of Violence Valid Grounds for a Work Refusal?” 02/11, p. 1.