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Businesses Will Have To Have Naloxone Kits In Ontario

June 12th, 2022|

Ontario Ministry Of Labour News What is Naloxone? Workplaces in Ontario that have a high risk of opioid overdoses will be required to have naloxone kits under the new provincial legislation. Naloxone is a medication that can temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid overdose and allow time for medical help to arrive. Businesses in high-risk settings will have to have naloxone kits on hand and this will help awareness of the risks of accidental overdoses, and potentially save hundreds of lives a year, the government said. Approximately 2,500 people died from opioid-related causes between March 2020 and January 2021 – of the victims who were employed, 30 percent were construction workers, by far the most of any industry impacted. [...]

Your Mouse May Be Hurting You – Office Ergonomics

May 26th, 2022|

If you've ever stepped away from your computer desk with a stiff/sore wrist or elbow, you may not have considered it could be your mouse causing the problems. But then, like most people, you shrug it off and go back to using your mouse the next day. As you spend more and more time working at your desk, you have been putting your wrist into a comprising position for extended periods of time. Naturally, this has lead to more or chronic wrist pain. It's time to fix the root cause - to find the best ergonomic mouse on the market! Mouse size – Does one size or shape matter or does it depend on your hand size? Wrist position – What is the correct typing [...]

Mud On A Construction Site Tips

April 15th, 2022|

Working outdoors can come with a whole host of problems for the workers and the project itself. The work site, as well as the area around it, can have hazardous conditions when it rains or the snow from winter starts to melt. The onset of inclement weather and muddy conditions brings a variety of difference hazards that must be considered when working in a construction site, including: Slips, Trips, & Falls - Slippery and muddy worksite conditions considerably increase the likelihood of slipping or falling. This can be extremely dangerous when working with machinery, tools, and heavy equipment. Sprains & Strains - Getting your feet stuck in the mud, trying to yank them out, and getting caught in awkward [...]

New Legislation Introduced In Ontario

March 29th, 2022|

Ontario is introducing a new Legislation: Working for Workers Two are changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act to increase the maximum fines for businesses that fail to protect their workers to the highest in the country. The Ontario government is introducing legislative changes today that would, if passed, deliver better protections, bigger paycheques and greater opportunities for workers and their families. Establish foundational rights and protections for digital platform workers who provide ride-share, delivery, or courier services. Tackle Ontario’s historic labour shortage Require greater transparency Reduce the risk of death caused by opioid overdoses in workplaces Enhance worker protections Expand military reservist leave to cover time spent training Clarify the treatment of many IT and business consultants under [...]

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations Ontario

February 16th, 2022|

New TDGR Training Rules Take Effect in February 2022 The system you use to provide workers Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR) training may become obsolete on February 9, 2022, when Transport Canada’s new Competency-Based Training requirements take effect. Instead of the “certificate of training” required under current rules, trainees must receive a “certificate of competence” documenting successful completion of required TDGR training. While it would include the same basic information as the certificate of training, the new certificate of competency may be signed electronically and must list codes denoting the functions for which competency was achieved. Certificates of competency will have the same shelf life as certificates of training—that is, 3 years for road, rail and marine, and 2 years for [...]