2015 OHS Insider Annual Index

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This index lists all articles published in the OHS Insider monthly newsletter in 2015. These articles are also available at OHSInsider.com and can be accessed for free with your membership. And many of these articles include related online tools, charts and other resources designed to make your job as a safety professional easier.

ACCIDENTS/INCIDENTS

Dos & Don’ts: Don’t Ignore Near Misses,” Nov. 2015, p. 16.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS & RESPONSE

Dos & Don’ts: Don’t Lock Workers Inside the Workplace,” June 2015, p. 12.

INVESTIGATIONS

Test Your OHS I.Q.: Can Employer Change Investigation Standard During Union Boycott of JHSC?” Nov. 2015, p. 1.

COMPLIANCE/LIABILITY

OHS Laws: Take 5 Steps to Comply with Personal Hygiene Requirements,” Jan. 2015, p. 1.

Spot the Safety Violation: Would You Want to Use this Restroom?” April 2015, p. 12.

Test Your OHS I.Q.: Should Workers Win Lawsuit Based on Injuries Suffered While Being Driven by Co-Worker?” Sept. 2015, p. 5.

DISCIPLINE

Test Your OHS I.Q.: Was Termination for Failure to Use PPE Excessive?” May 2015, p. 5.

Winners & Losers: What’s Appropriate Discipline for a Worker Caught Drunk Driving off Duty?” March 2015, p. 11.

REPRISAL/RETALIATION

Around the Provinces: Protection in the Workers’ Comp Laws from Reprisals,” Sept. 2015, p. 10.

Test Your OHS I.Q.: Was Suspension Proper for Continuing Refusal to Work?” Jan. 2015, p. 5.

DISCRIMINATION

ADDICTION

Test Your OHS I.Q.: What Should Union Have Done Differently as to Drug Testing Grievance?” April 2015, p. 10.

DUE DILIGENCE

Dos & Don’ts: Don’t Rely on COR for Due Diligence Defence,” Aug. 2015, p. 12.

ANNUAL SCORECARDS

The Insider’s 11th Annual Due Diligence Scorecard, Part 2: 12 Lessons from Recent Due Diligence Cases,” Dec. 2015, p. 1.

The Insider’s 11th Due Diligence Scorecard: Our Annual Look at Due Diligence Cases,” Nov. 2015, p. 1.

ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE

Making the Business Case for Safety: The Value of Setting Long-Term EHS Goals,” Nov. 2015, p. 13.

Winners & Losers: When Is Relying on an Official’s Advice a Defence to an Environmental Violation?” Aug. 2015, p. 10.

HAZARDS

Compliance 101: 7 Key Elements of the Explosives Requirements,” April 2015, p. 1.

Hazards: Take 7 Steps to Protect Workers from Radiation,” July 2015, p. 1.

Spot the Safety Violation: Keep Outside Areas Clear of Snow & Ice,” Dec. 2015, p. 15.

CONFINED SPACES

Compliance Plan: Take 7 Steps to Comply with Trench & Excavation Requirements,” Feb. 2015, p. 1.

Confined Spaces: Take 5 Steps to Comply with Ventilation Requirements,” Sept. 2015, p. 1.

ERGONOMICS

Compliance 101: Take 5 Steps to Protect Workers Handling Materials,” Aug. 2015, p. 1.

Managing Your OHS Program: 5 Ergonomics Mistakes to Avoid,” Oct. 2015, p. 10.

HEAT/COLD STRESS

Around the Provinces: General Cold Stress Requirements,” Dec. 2015, p. 12.

Spot the Safety Violation: Don’t Trade Warmth for Toxic Gases,” Nov. 2015, p. 15.

Spot the Safety Violation: Would You Drink this Water?” June 2015, p. 11.

Test Your OHS I.Q.: Does a Worker Who Suffers a Heart Attack at Work Have a Compensable Claim?” July 2015, p. 5.

MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT

Compliance 101: Take 7 Steps to Comply with Scaffold Requirements,” March 2015, p. 1.

Dos & Don’ts: Do Follow Manufacturer’s Instructions for Equipment,” May 2015, p. 12.

Spot the Safety Violation: Guard Your Equipment,” May 2015, p. 11.

Spot the Safety Violation: Long Hair Can Be Beautiful But Hazardous,” Sept. 2015, p. 11.

Spot the Safety Violation: Nail Guns Are as Dangerous as Handguns,” Feb. 2015, p. 12.

Spot the Safety Violation: Need a Lift?” Aug. 2015, p. 11.

Spot the Safety Violation: When Good PPE Goes Bad,” March 2015, p. 12.

Spot the Safety Violation: Why Rollover Protection Is Important,” Jan. 2015, p. 16.

WORKPLACE VIOLENCE

Managing Your OHS Program: Domestic Violence Is a Workplace Issue,” Dec. 2015, p. 13.

Workplace Violence: Train Workers on Responding to an Active Shooter,” April 2015, p. 11.

HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES

Spot the Safety Violation: Improper Hazardous Substance Storage Can Be Deadly,” Oct. 2015, p. 5.

WHMIS/GHS

Around the Provinces: Implementation of WHMIS 2015 Across Canada,” Nov. 2015, p. 12.

WHMIS 2015: The New Supplier Label Requirements,” June 2015, p. 10.

INSPECTIONS

INTERNAL

Test Your OHS I.Q.: Must Employer Inspect Postal Carrier Routes for Safety Hazards?” Aug. 2015, p. 5.

JHSC

Dos & Don’ts: Don’t Ignore Hazards Identified by the JHSC,” Dec. 2015, p. 16.

Test Your OHS I.Q.: Can an Employer Set Terms of Reference for JHSC?” June 2015, p. 5.

Test Your OHS I.Q.: Can Employer Change Investigation Standard During Union Boycott of JHSC?” Nov. 2015, p. 1.

OHS PROGRAM

BUSINESS CASE FOR SAFETY

Making the Business Case for Safety: The Value of Setting Long-Term EHS Goals,” Nov. 2015, p. 13.

PPE

Spot the Safety Violation: Protect Your Feet with Appropriate Footwear,” July 2015, p. 11.

Test Your OHS I.Q.: Must Employer Continue to Supply Underwear if It Has for 20 Years?” March 2015, p. 10.

Test Your OHS I.Q.: Was Termination for Failure to Use PPE Excessive?” May 2015, p. 5.

SAFETY GLOVES

Spot the Safety Violation: When Good PPE Goes Bad,” March 2015, p. 12.

SAFETY HEAD GEAR

PPE: Take 5 Steps to Comply with Requirements for Safety Headwear,” June 2015, p. 1.

 PRIVACY

Dos & Don’ts: Keep Workers’ Medical Information Private,” July 2015, p. 12.

Winners & Losers: Can You Collect GPS Information on Workers from Employer-Owned Vehicles?” May 2015, p. 11.

TRAINING

Dos & Don’ts: Make Sure Workers Are ‘Competent’ to Do Designated Job,” Sept. 2015, p. 12.

WELLNESS/MENTAL HEALTH

Wellness: Use a Food & Beverage Policy to Improve Workers’ Health,” Jan. 2015, p. 14.

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

Around the Provinces: Protection in the Workers’ Comp Laws from Reprisals,” Sept. 2015, p. 10.

Test Your OHS I.Q.: Can Trucker Injured at Home Before Trip Get Workers’ Comp?” Dec. 2015, p. 7.

Test Your OHS I.Q.: Does a Worker Who Suffers a Heart Attack at Work Have a Compensable Claim?” July 2015, p. 5.

Test Your OHS I.Q.: Is Worker’s Injury Compensable if She Slips & Falls While Getting Lunch from Her Car?” Feb. 2015, p. 5.

WORKPLACE STAKEHOLDERS

CONTRACTORS

Contractors: Answers to 8 FAQs about Contractors and the OHS Law,” Oct. 2015, p. 1.

SUPERVISORS

Dos & Don’ts: Make Sure Workers Are ‘Competent’ to Do Designated Job,” Sept. 2015, p. 12.

WORKERS

New & Young Workers: 8 Tips for Protecting Vulnerable Workers,” May 2015, p. 1.

WORK REFUSALS

Test Your OHS I.Q.: Was Suspension Proper for Continuing Refusal to Work?” Jan. 2015, p. 5.