Ergonomic Heavy Lifting Tips Lifting anything heavy is a major cause of people experiencing long-term back problems and having to take time off of work. Did you know that there is a 10:1 ratio for every lift performed? For example, if an object is 10 pounds, it takes your back 100 pounds of backpressure to pick up that object. Before you lift, we have some tips to remember; Wear supportive shoes; Use lift assists when available such as hand dollies, carts, lift tables, forklifts; Always use your body weight and not your feet when pushing; Always keep objects between hip and shoulder height when possible; Keep all loads close to the front of the body; Keep the back aligned while [...]
To have a successful control program for Mould, Lead or Silica, you and your workers need the appropriate training. Mould Training Buildings with water leaks, floods, fires and poor indoor air quality (e.g. poor humidity control, lack of fresh air) are considered at greater risk of mould growth. Water-damaged drywall, wood materials, jute, wallpaper, and cardboard are highly prone to fungal growth. "The Occupational Health and Safety Act places a responsibility on constructors (section 23), employers (section 25), and supervisors (section 27) to ensure the health and safety of workers. This includes protecting workers from mould in workplace buildings. Various sections of the Industrial, Construction, Mining or Health Care regulations may also apply to maintenance and remediation activities." (Source: MOL) [...]
Choose from a wide selection of in-person training sessions, from health & safety training to ergonomics training and much more. Here are a few of our featured Courses for April. Power Elevated Working Platforms Promoting Safe Inspection, Use & Operation of Power Elevated Working Platforms Our Power Elevated Working Platforms Training program educates workers on how to inspect, use and operate aerial lifts or elevated work platforms. It provides knowledge on the hazards associated with this equipment as well as proper prevention and control methods. Our course prepares our students on both the theoretical and practical side of Power Elevated Working Platforms in order for them to have full knowledge of potential scenarios that can occur and how to react if [...]
The National Day of Mourning is not only a day to remember and honour those lives lost or injured due to a workplace tragedy. At 11:00 AM pause for a moment of silence to honour those workers who have lost their lives or were injured at work. Although this is a day to remember, it is also a time to think about how to protect your employees and make their work a place to thrive.
The Ministry Of Labour has been cracking down on Covid protocols in businesses. The MOL has had to hand out a lot of tickets to businesses lately. Below are three area's businesses often miss for Covid Safety: Recommended precautions for meal and break periods. There is an increased risk of spreading COVID-19covid 19 when workers are: close together in crowded places in closed spaces exposed for a longer time forcefully exhaling Personal Protective Equipment: What type of personal protective equipment are you using? Do you need both face coverings and eye protection? Distancing: Have you ensured physical distancing in gatherings for lunch, coffee, other meetings? Give us a call if you would like us to work with you on Covid Protocols for your particular industry.