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Supervisor Training: What’s Required?

February 12, 2020

Supervisors have extra responsibilities in the workplace. This added responsibility means that supervisors require additional training, in addition to the training that all workers in Ontario require. The Concept of Competency It is a requirement under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (the Act) that employers appoint competent supervisors. The Act defines competence as: “a person […]

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Health and Safety Boards: Is Your Compliant?

February 12, 2020

Health and Safety Boards: Is Yours Compliant? If you can’t remember the last time you looked at your company’s health and safety board, it’s likely that no one else is looking at it either. Organizations must meet mandatory posting requirements to remain compliant, and keeping information updated, fresh, and relevant will ensure that no one […]

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Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls at Work

February 7, 2020

According to a 2016 WSIB report, 42,000 workers get injured in Canada annually as a result of a slip, trip, or fall while on the job. These types of injuries account for 18% of all lost-time injuries. So, not only are slips, trips, and falls dangerous to worker health, but they are also costly to […]

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Why Taking JHSC Meeting Minutes Matters

October 25, 2019

Is your Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) taking effective minutes, using the minutes as the foundation for an action plan, and posting the minutes in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act? Minutes that are taken efficiently and used dynamically provide more benefit to the organization than minutes that are simply recorded to […]

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Creating an Effective JHSC Meeting Agenda

September 13, 2019

FREE JHSC Meeting Agenda Template Included! Are you unsure whether creating a meeting agenda is a good use of company time? When it comes to Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) meetings, creating a meeting agenda is considered best practice and it sets the tone for a successful and effective meeting before the meeting even […]

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