6 OHSA Changes Those Will Impact Ontario Employers

Amendments called the Stronger, Fairer Ontario Act, 2017 (Bill 177), have been made to the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and went into effect on December 14, 2017.

Amendments called the Stronger, Fairer Ontario Act, 2017 (Bill 177), have been made to the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and went into effect on December 14, 2017. These amendments are the largest changes that have been implemented into OHSA in over 15 years. Some of the changes include tripling corporate OHSA penalties and quadrupling individual OHSA penalties.

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Seven Steps to Safer Behaviour

One of the most common denominators for organizational performance issues is behavior, especially when it comes to safety. It is because of this that we often see repeated poor safety performance with no sustainable change in behavior due to the fact that the focus is on the action and not the behavior that lead to the action.

 

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How to Prepare for an Incident?

Though you may take all of the proper preventative measures to decrease the chances of an injury occurring, they still happen and it is important to be prepared for them – that way you can ensure that they are handled correctly.

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Safety Tip: Be Prepared for the WHIMIS Inspectors

Ready or Not, Here Come the WHMIS Inspectors.

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What is Your Playground Safety Policy?

This blog post will go into detail about the purpose of a playground safety policy and what it entails, but first let’s begin with some facts. What is a playground safety policy?

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Push Towards Fixed Access Ladders

Recently there has been a push to ensure the safety of workers by making sure the way that they access rooftops is safe.

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The Importance of Athletic Equipment Inspections.

One of the main focuses of schools, and more specifically a school’s athletic department should be focusing on helping students achieve their highest athletic aspirations. But in order to truly do this schools need to provide a safe environment, and more specifically safe equipment to practise with.

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How to Prepare if Someone Files an Injury Claim Against You?

When injuries occur during school hours, they are more likely to happen in the school’s gym than anywhere else on the preemies. Parents have the right to believe that schools will provide a safe haven for their children and protect them from bodily injury and undue harm. All schools have a legal duty of obligation to protect their students; this duty begins the minute the student steps on the school bus in the morning and ends when the student steps off the school bus at night.

Related: Gymnasium Inspection, Inspections, and Playground Safety

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Improving Automotive Shop Safety

Safety in automotive shops is always of the up most importance. Keeping your workers, yourself and your customers safe amongst the countless dangers of automotive repair is the most important principle in any shop. There are many things that can go wrong during every day work at an automotive shop, but luckily there are also several ways you can ensure both your employees and your own safety.

Related: Oil Pit Netting

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The Importance of Fall Protection Training and Systems

Fall protection is one of the primary systems which should be put in place for a worker who may lose his or her balance at height; when one of these systems is put in place you are able to control and reduce the risk of injury and potential fatality.

Related: Rooftop Guardrail, RackGuard Netting and How to Build a Safety Culture

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Why Being Pro-Active is the Best Way to Deal With MOL Blitzes

Ensure that you are prepared for a MOL Blitz or MOL Inspection with these tips. The Ontario Ministry of Labour has recently hired hundreds of new inspectors making it more important than ever to ensure that you are complying with the law.

Related: Rooftop Guardrail, Rack Netting and How to Create a Safety Culture

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The Safety of Playgrounds: Injuries on the Rise

The number of injuries occurring on playgrounds is rising despite the safety improvements that have been put in place for playground equipment. Every year approximately 28,500 children in Canada require medical treatment as a result of injuries which are caused by playing on playgrounds.

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How to Make Playgrounds Fun for All Children: Annex H

Every child wants to play, and one of the places that they go to in order to do so are playgrounds, which is why it is so important to ensure that every park is accessible for every child.
In fact in May 2007 the Canadian Standards Association or CSA released an updated version of its CAN/CSA Z164 or the Children’s Playspaces and Equipment Standard.

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How to Create a Safety Culture

You have probably heard of this term before “safety culture”, but what is a safety culture? And how can one cultivate one within your organization?

Related: Rooftop Fall Protection, Netting,

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Spring Has Sprung: How to Have Safe Rooftop Maintenance

With spring just around the corner it is time to start thinking about your seasonal must-do’s for rooftop maintenance.

So where can you start?

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Five Potentially Fatal Machine Guarding Problems

Machine guarding is very important, but unfortunately many organizations either do not maintain their machine guards or simply do not install them at all. Here are five potentially fatal machine guarding issues and some reasons why the investment is recommended.

Related: Machine Guarding & Machine Guarding at Schools

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Unsafe Playgrounds

Every year thousands of children are harmed simply because they are playing on playgrounds that are not properly maintained. What signs can you look for in order to ensure the playground your child is playing on is not an unnecessary injury waiting to happen?

Related: Playground Inspections & Playgrounds

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Spring Rooftop Maintenance

Spring is a time of renewal, spring cleaning and maintenance. It’s time to do your seasonal must do’s for roof top maintenance.  Ensure your roof top work environment and rooftop access are safe and protected with RoofGuard. Taking shortcuts when working on a rooftop without proper protection will only spell disaster.

Related: Spring has SprungRooftop Guardrail, Rooftop Safety & Safe Entrance onto Rooftops

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