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Ergonomics tips for setting up a home office

January 25th, 2023|

Ergonomics tips for setting up a home office. A home office should meet the same health and safety requirements as those available at work where possible. For example: Your desk, chair, and other accessories are of a comparable (equal) quality to that in the office. For example, the desk should be of appropriate height and sturdy enough to handle the weight of any peripheral equipment that you may place on it (e.g., computers, printers, scanners, etc.). Your employer may provide or allow you to borrow equipment such as an ergonomic chair, footrest, or technology that will help to set up a safer work environment. Alternatively, household objects can be used creatively to improve the ergonomics of a temporary workstation. Your [...]

The Benefits of Online Health & Safety Training

January 20th, 2023|

The popularity of online health and safety training has skyrocketed, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The benefits provided by placing safety courses online are numerous and crucial for any organisation. Hence, the team at Auspice Safety would like you to know the benefits of online health and safety training. Increased Convenience The demands of busy work and personal life make training a difficult thing to schedule. When an employee’s regular life is already bursting with activities, some things need to be de-prioritized. Unfortunately, training is usually one of those things. Online safety courses solve this problem handily because it is available to employees whenever they need them. The easy access to online safety programs allows employees to [...]

What is a Workplace Safety Audit?

December 23rd, 2022|

A workplace safety audit is crucial for any business, no matter the industry or size of the company. Finding any possible hazards in the workplace is vital when it comes to protecting your employees and your business. A safety inspection can facilitate that process and enable employers to make critical decisions with regard to safety in the workplace. Hence the team at Auspice Safety would like you to know all about workplace safety audits. Workplace Safety Audit - Defined A workplace safety audit is a process designed to analyze a company’s processes, work environment, equipment condition, etc, to determine reliability, safety and efficiency. An auditor reviews all these technical components as well as all safety procedures of the workplace to [...]

Naloxone OHSA Requirements In Ontario

December 16th, 2022|

Naloxone Kit and Training Provisions in the Occupational Health and Safety Act Ontario is taking action to save lives and address the risk of opioid overdoses in the workplace through legislation and a first-of-its-kind Workplace Naloxone Program. Starting on June 1, 2023, workplaces at risk of a worker opioid overdose will be required to have naloxone kits available and staff trained to use them (OHSA Sec. 25.2).  Ministry guidance is available at with information on whether these requirements may apply to your workplace. Workplace Naloxone Program (WNP) On December 14, 2022, the Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MLITSD) announced the Workplace Naloxone Program. Ontario’s Workplace Naloxone Program will provide initial support to up to 22,500 employers – who are required [...]

Ergonomic Hazards In The Workplace

November 25th, 2022|

Not all hazards in the workplace are obvious. Some are subtle and look benign but they can have impacts just as serious as their more obvious counterparts, if not worse. Identifying and providing solutions to mitigate their effects on the workplace is crucial in maintaining a productive workforce. As such, the experts at Auspice Safety would like you to know about ergonomics hazards and why you need an ergonomic assessment of your workspace. What Are Ergonomic Hazards?   Ergonomic hazards refer to workplace situations and factors that place strain on the body’s muscles and skeleton. These actions may seem like normal work activities but the gradual damage they do to a person builds up over time. This leads to employees [...]

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