WHMIS 2015 – Are You Prepared?

  Since 2015 WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) has been undergoing a series of changes in order to adapt a system known worldwide as the Globally Harmonized System. These amendments were implemented through a three-phase system that began on February 11, 2015 and will be completed by November 30, 2018. Throughout these phases manufacturers, […]

Supervisors- Are You Qualified To Say Your Workers Are Impaired?

  With the changes in Ontario regarding the legalizing of cannabis, there are a lot of questions about people taking cannabis and working. I am surprised to hear that most people were not aware that you could get cannabis in gummy bears, chocolate and baked goods. How can you tell if someone had a few […]

Safety and Common Sense?

Most of us swear by our own common sense, but unfortunately, we all have our own interpretation of what common sense means. Wikipedia defines common sense as: “a sound practical judgment concerning everyday matters, or a basic ability to perceive, understand, and judge that is shared by nearly all people” Should safety in the workplace […]

Working at Heights for Industrial Establishments

  Working at Heights for construction workplaces has been around for just over 3 years now. The Ministry of Labour (MOL) has made it very clear in the past that it would implement a similar strategy for businesses that fall under the industrial establishment regulations. This would have meant that in order to achieve compliance, […]

What all Businesses Must Know About Cannabis in the Workplace

  October 17, 2018 marks a new beginning to our Criminal Code regarding the possession of a previously illegal drug, cannabis. Although Canada had no laws against using cannabis, it was illegal to possess it. The upcoming changes to our Criminal Code will allow individuals to carry limited quantities of cannabis (30 grams) and, in […]

New Fines under OHSA- Industrial Sector

The Ontario Court of Justice has recently set new fines for many sectors, check out the new fines for the construction sector as well. The Ministry Of Labour inspectors are given the authority to issue tickets for violations against the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). These tickets are usually a low dollar value fines […]

Day of Mourning, April 28

  Every 30 seconds, somewhere in the world, a worker dies. The National Day of Mourning, held annually on April 28th was established to remember those lost and strive to prevent workplace deaths, illnesses and injuries. This day was first established in 1991 and has now spread across 80 countries worldwide. In 2012, 306 workers […]

Health and Safety- Duties of an Employer

  As a business owner, have you taken a close look at the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and figured out what you are responsible for? Health and Safety in the workplace is everyone’s business, and as such you should understand all duties the Ministry of Labour (MOL) expects employers to uphold. OHSA […]

MOL SAFETY BLITZES – 2017/2018

As the MOL does various times a year, and as part of the province’s “Safe at Work Ontario” strategy, Safety Blitzes for 2017/2018 are being planned out and you can find what’s on the agenda by clicking here for more info. Your business may be affected. You need to ensure your company is meeting compliance to these […]

HEARING CONSERVATION – IST FORMS A NEW PARTNERSHIP!

Did you know that one of the MOL’s provincial initiatives currently until March 31, 2018 is to reduce noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) across all sectors? NIHL is a serious and ongoing occupational disease that can often take years to develop. There is no cure, however it can be prevented by eliminating or controlling noise […]