The Ontario Ministry Of Labour has made a number of significant changes to fines for employers and supervisors over the last few months. The purpose of the OHSA is to keep workers from getting hurt or sick on the job. The Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) inspectors make sure the laws are followed and may issue fines if they aren’t. The OHSA gives everyone in the workplace a specific level of authority. Fines are issued to an individual or company, depending on the level of the person's authority within that company. Don't be surprised by any new fine rates because you weren't aware. We're here to help you navigate everything new the Ministry has set in place. Reach out to [...]
Occupational Health - Job coaching If an employee is suffering from a workplace injury or condition, the first goal of course is recovery. Getting back to good health is really what should matter the most to both of you. But then what happens after that? Your employee has healed enough to start thinking about heading back to work. What if they can’t handle the hours, environment and tasks right away? Or ever? Returning to work after a period of time away from an injury can be a stressful time for everyone involved. However, there are return to work services available to help you and your employee plan an effective return. Does your organization require a health professional to job coach [...]
Job Hazard Assessment – Do you know how to complete a Job Hazard Assessment for your organization? Are you aware JHA’s are a requirement for an Ontario Health and Safety Management System? The purpose of Hazard Management within an organization is to recognize, assess, control hazards and monitor the ongoing effectiveness of controls. For workplaces that do not have a hazard assessment process in place, we will help you get set up. It may be helpful to keep in mind that in Ontario the leading causes of lost time injuries and fatalities are related to: Musculoskeletal Disorders (Strains and Sprains) Motor Vehicle Incidents Falls Contact with Machinery Once a hazard has been identified, the employer and supervisor have a duty [...]
Cutting, Grinding or Drilling Brick can be harmful to your health, but you and/or your employees can be protected. What makes brick so harmful? It's the Silica. Silica is a basic material for the making of brinks. Silica is one of the most common hazards on a worksite. Silica dust can cause something called silicosis, a serious and irreversible lung disease. It can also cause lung cancer. Cutting, breaking, crushing, drilling, or grinding, releases this dust. As employees breathe in the dust the silica settles in their lungs. There are ways to reduce Silica on the job, one of those ways is wearing protective gear. When the protective gear is worn, there must always be at least one other control [...]
We are honoured to have been named as a finalist for the Canada Safety Employer Award – as Best Safety Industry Provider for the 11th annual Canada Safest Employers Awards. For 11 years now, the annual Canada’s Safest Employers Awards (CSEAs) has been recognized as the leading independent awards program in the occupational health and safety profession. The awards recognize the outstanding health and safety professionals and companies for their achievements, leadership and innovation over the past 12 months.