The Ministry of Labour, in collaboration with health and safety system partners, has developed new one-day training resources for Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) in small businesses. For additional information on these resources, please visit the MOL website.
Falling from heights continues to be a leading cause of injuries and fatalities in the Ontario construction industry. Despite the fact that working at heights (WAH) training is mandatory and must meet a provincial standard, workers are still dying or suffering life-altering injuries. IHSA has developed an advisory for site-specific training.
News of the legalization of cannabis officially taking effect across Canada in the fall has some construction industry stakeholders questioning how it will impact job site safety, and others stating it may be a good thing for the industry.
Noise is unwanted sound. It can have different effects on everyone! Read the following safety tip from the Niagara Construction Association:
IHSA Safety Talk: Traffic Control — Public Roads 2
Preventing fatalities in high-hazard work
Fall date announced for COR™ Internal Auditor Conference
Health and Safety Advisory: WAH - Site-Specific Training
IHSA announces new employer-recognition programs
Briefing Note from Sherrard Kuzz LLP - June 2018
Each day, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) receives hundreds of questions from Ontario businesses. Here are some of the most common questions (& answers).
• IHSA Safety Talk: Traffic control—Public roads 1
• E-learning course for Health and Safety Representatives
• Product spotlight: Fall Protection on Sloped Roofs (IHSA053)
• MOL blitz schedule now available
A group of industry experts looked at the ways in which cannabis will affect the industry from a medical, legal and labour standpoint during a panel discussion
The WSIB's free, easy-to-use Workwell app is an interactive tool that you can use to evaluate your health and safety management system and improve health and safety and return to work outcomes in your workplace. Search 'Workwell' and scroll down page to 'Using the Workwell app'
Hand protection & more
Ontario is partnering with universities, professional associations and research groups on projects that will help support workplace mental health, advance our understanding of occupational diseases and prepare workers to deal with equipment hazards.
The numbers are in and lives have been saved but the goal of ensuring Ontario construction workers never again fall to their deaths on construction sites is far from secured.
There are many components to Bill 148 that will, or have the potential to, significantly impact small businesses and non-profit organizations in Ontario.
Download a free, new app designed to provide Ontario workplaces with an understanding of the Construction Projects Regulation. The guide provides information on 50 topics, from personal fall protection systems to scaffolds and electrical hazards.
This unprecedented Québec judgment is a reminder that no one is immune from a criminal conviction when a serious or fatal accident occurs.
Data from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) suggests that the number of workplace injuries in Ontario’s construction sector is rising year after year.
IHSA Safety Talk: Cold Stress
Revised Mobile Crane Manual now available
IHSA to offer Working at Heights Refresher