2016 OHS Insider Annual Index

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This index lists all articles published in the OHS Insider monthly newsletter in 2016. 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

INVESTIGATIONS

Dos & Don’ts: Have an Incident Investigation Kit Ready to Go,” Dec. 2016, p. 16.

COMPLIANCE/LIABILITY

Test Your OHS I.Q.: Is Employer Liable for Worker’s Negligent Diving of Work Vehicle Without Permission?” Dec. 2016, p. 7.

OHS VIOLATIONS

Around the Provinces: Creative Sentences for OHS Violations,” April 2016, p. 10.

OHS Violations: A Look at Sentencing Factors Applied in an Actual Case,” June 2016, p. 11.

Test Your OHS I.Q.: Can Government Bring OHS Enforcement Action Against Bankrupt Employer?” Feb. 2016, p. 5.

DISCIPLINE

Discipline: 5 Traps to Avoid When Disciplining Workers,” July 2016, p. 1.

Test Your OHS I.Q.: Does Zoo Worker’s Release of Gorillas Justify Termination?” Aug. 2016, p. 5.

Test Your OHS I.Q.: Do Two LOTO Violations in Three Months Justify Firing?” Jan. 2016, p. 5.

Test Your OHS I.Q.: Is Cell Phone Use While Driving Just Cause for Termination?” April 2016, p. 5.

Winners & Losers: When Can You Fire a Worker for Breaking a ‘Cardinal’ Rule?” Oct. 2016, p. 5.

DUE DILIGENCE

ANNUAL SCORECARDS

The Insider’s 12th Annual Due Diligence Scorecard, Part 2: 13 Lessons You Can Learn from Recent Due Diligence Cases,” Dec. 2016, p. 1.

The Insider’s 12th Due Diligence Scorecard: Recent Cases Involving the Due Diligence Defence,” Nov. 2016, p. 1.

ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE

Around the Provinces: Private Environmental Investigations & Prosecutions,” Dec. 2016, p. 8.

Brief Senior Management: Reckless Environmental Violations Can Be Costly,” Jan. 2016, p. 14.

Dos & Don’ts: Clearly Disclose Environmental Issues When Selling Property,” Oct. 2016, p. 12.

HAZARDS

OHS Program: 6 Steps to Protect Workers from Welding Hazards,” Sept. 2016, p. 1.

Spot the Safety Violation: Don’t Stand Too Close,” April 2016, p. 11.

Spot the Safety Violation: Get out of the Gutter,” July 2016, p. 10.

Spot the Safety Violation: Party Decorations Make Bad Safety Measures,” May 2016, p. 10.

Spot the Safety Violation: Snowy Roofs & Fall Protection,” Nov. 2016, p. 15.

Spot the Safety Violation: Stormy Weather Strikes Again,” Sept. 2016, p. 10.

CELL PHONES & ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Spot the Safety Violation: Distracted Driving Is Unsafe & Illegal,” Jan. 2016, p. 15.

Test Your OHS I.Q.: Is Cell Phone Use While Driving Just Cause for Termination?” April 2016, p. 5.

CONFINED SPACES

Spot the Safety Violation: Party Decorations Make Bad Safety Measures,” May 2016, p. 10.

ERGONOMICS

Spot the Safety Violation: Oh, My Aching Back,” Oct. 2016, p. 11.

HEAT/COLD STRESS

Managing Your OHS Program: 5 Reasons You Should Protect Workers from Heat Stress,” July 2016, p. 11.

MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT

Dos & Don’ts: Adequately Protect Workers when Machine Guards Must Be Removed,” Nov. 2016, p. 16.

Dos & Don’ts: Immediately Take Defective Equipment out of Service,” Sept. 2016, p. 12.

Machinery & Equipment: 5 Key Elements of Compliance with Conveyor Requirements,” March 2016, p. 1.

Machinery & Equipment: Take 5 Steps to Comply with Requirements for Powder-Actuated Tools,” Jan. 2016, p. 1.

Spot the Safety Violation: Chainsaw Safety Tips,” Aug. 2016, p. 10.

Spot the Safety Violation: That Looks Like It Hurts,” March 2016, p. 11.

WORKING ALONE

Working Alone: How to Use Technology Legally to Track Workers for Safety,” Oct. 2016, p. 1.

WORKPLACE VIOLENCE

OHS Program: 8 Workplace Violence Dos & Don’ts,” Feb. 2016, p. 1.

HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES

Spot the Safety Violation: Take 4 Steps to Protect Workers from Asbestos,” Feb. 2016, p. 10.

WHMIS/GHS

Dos & Don’ts: Follow Recommendations in MSDSs/SDSs,” Jan. 2016, p. 16.

Test Your OHS I.Q.: Must Suppliers Disclose ‘Confidential Business Information’ on SDSs?” March 2016, p. 5.

WHMIS 2015: How Does It Compare to the US Version of GHS?” Nov. 2016, p. 13.

ILLNESSES & DISEASES

Illnesses & Diseases: What Employers Should Know about the Zika Virus,” April 2016, p 12.

Spot the Safety Violation: Bare-Chested = Unprotected,” June 2016, p. 10.

Spot the Safety Violation: 6 Hygiene Rules to Prevent the Spread of the Flu,” Dec. 2016, p. 15.

OHS PROGRAM

Compliance: Answers to 5 Key Questions about the OHS Program Requirements,” Aug. 2016, p. 1.

BUSINESS CASE FOR SAFETY

Making the Business Case for Safety: Health & Safety of Workers Tied to Good Stock Market Performance,” Aug. 2016, p. 11.

PPE

SAFETY GLOVES

PPE: Take 5 Steps to Comply with Hand Protection Requirements,” June 2016, p. 1.

PRIVACY

Test Your OHS I.Q.: Can Manufacturer Use Video Surveillance of Workers for Safety Purposes?” May 2016, p. 5.

Working Alone: How to Use Technology Legally to Track Workers for Safety,” Oct. 2016, p. 1.

RETURN-TO-WORK

Return to Work: The 7 Principles for Successful RTW,” Nov. 2016, p. 6.

TRAINING

Training: Answers to 5 FAQs about Safety Orientations for New & Young Workers,” May 2016, p. 1.

WELLNESS/MENTAL HEALTH

Wellness Programs: October Is Healthy Workplace Month,” Oct. 2016, p. 10.

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

Test Your OHS I.Q.: Does Workers’ Comp Cover Medical Marijuana Used to Treat Pain from Compensable Injury?” Nov. 2016, p. 12.

Test Your OHS I.Q.: Was Injury from Flu Shot at Employer’s Clinic Compensable?” Sept. 2016, p. 5.

Winners & Losers: Workers’ Comp & Employer Safety Records,” March 2016, p. 10.

WORKPLACE STAKEHOLDERS

CONTRACTORS

Managing Your OHS Program: 8 Best Practices for Contractor Management,” May 2016, p. 11.

OFFICERS & DIRECTORS

Brief Senior Management: Reckless Environmental Violations Can Be Costly,” Jan. 2016, p. 14.

Brief Senior Management: There Are No Figureheads When It Comes to Safety,” Sept. 2016, p. 11.

SUPERVISORS

Dos & Don’ts: Do Select ‘Competent’ People to Be Supervisors,” March 2016, p. 12.

Supervisors: 5 Dos & Don’ts for Avoiding Liability,” April 2016, p. 1.

WORKERS

Managing Your OHS Program: 7 Dos & Don’ts for Female Workers,” Dec. 2016, p. 13.

Training: Answers to 5 FAQs about Safety Orientations for New & Young Workers,” May 2016, p. 1.

WORK REFUSALS

Test Your OHS I.Q.: Is Work Refusal Justified if Employer Doesn’t Require Use of Safety Feature?” June 2016, p. 5.