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Joint Health and Safety Committees Responsibility In Ontario

February 21st, 2021|

What is a joint health and safety committee? A joint health and safety committee (JHSC) is a group of worker and employer representatives. They work together and are committed to improving health and safety conditions in the workplace. Committees look at potential health and safety issues and bring them to the employer’s attention, they must be kept up to date on all of the health and safety developments in the workplace by the employer. As well, a designated worker member of this team must inspect the workplace at least once a month. Employers in Ontario with more than 20 employees are be required to have management and employee representative certified in JHSC Part 1 and Part 2. This is where [...]

Using Propane On Construction Sites

February 16th, 2021|

During the winter operating season, propane is used more often as a heat source and it’s especially important to ensure workers are appropriately trained in how to work safely with propane. Working Safely with Propane on Construction Sites Construction work has its inherent safety risks in general. Working with propane on a construction site adds new levels of risks and potential workplace safety hazards. Anyone working with propane in construction should be properly trained in the safe handling of propane, as well as on associated materials and safety awareness & procedures for surrounding staff and property. This course gives an outline of propane safety essentials, and more than adequately trains staff so that they will be better equipped to work with propane [...]

How To Help Prevent Hypothermia

February 10th, 2021|

This time of year it's really important to learn how to prevent hypothermia. Hypothermia is a condition that occurs when your body loses heat faster than it can produce heat, causing a dangerously low body temperature. When this happens it's considered a medical emergency. Normal body temperature is around 98.6 F (37 C). Hypothermia starts to occur when your body temperature falls below 95 F (35 C). Know the signs of Hypothermia: The first thing you'll notice is when someone starts to shiver. Shivering Slurred speech or mumbling Slow, shallow breathing Weak pulse Clumsiness or lack of coordination Drowsiness or very low energy Confusion or memory loss Loss of consciousness Bright red, cold skin (in infants) When to see a [...]

Fire Safety Audit – Plans And Training

February 1st, 2021|

How having a fire prevention program can help your business The Occupational Health And Safety Board has set regulations for fire safety and prevention for businesses. The losses of human life, property and environmental - can have significant impact on your business. The damage and downtime resulting from even a "small fire" can be detrimental to your company's ability to remain in business. Fire Safety Audits Before preparing a Fire Safety Plan or when reviewing it at least every 12 months to take into account changes, a Fire Safety Audit need to be conducted. Auspice Safety Inc. auditors can provide you with their expertise. Fire Safety Plans A Fire Safety Plan shall be prepared, approved and implemented in buildings and premises. Auspice Safety Inc. [...]

Safety Courses: Working At Heights & First Aid

January 28th, 2021|

Helping Your Team Work Efficiently & Safely Working At Heights Safety Course & First Aid CPR Courses For Your Work Place Safety The Working at Heights Full Course is available for either first time workers or experienced workers who are looking to receive a full refresher course for safely working at heights. This course offers an in-depth education on how to prevent serious injuries and/or fatalities in the workplace. The program covers various fall arrest systems and fall protection. This in-class program is both engaging and informative. After completing the course, all participants should be able to recognize potential fall hazards, apply the necessary fall prevention and protection measures, understand how to work at heights safely and in compliance with regulatory [...]

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