Small businesses represent 95% of all employers in Ontario.
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. The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) requires employers to ensure that workplaces with 6-19 workers have an HSR. To be effective in carrying out their duties, HSRs should have broad, basic occupational health and safety knowledge and be aware of their specific role in the workplace. To support voluntary HSR training, the Ministry of Labour, in collaboration with health and safety partners, has created a number of training resources
IHSA Safety Talk: Responsibilities.
IHSA.ca Magazine, Volume 18, Issue 1.
Order the IHSA Struck-by Kit.
New guardrails poster now available.
Small business toolkit: Start your health and safety program in 3 steps.
Cannabis or “marijuana” laws are changing in Canada. It will now be legal for people age 19 or older in Ontario to buy, possess, use and grow recreational cannabis. Provincial laws generally permit cannabis use wherever laws permit tobacco use. Cannabis use for a medical purpose (medical cannabis) continues to be legal.
Cutting red tape in order to help create and protect jobs.
WSIB premium rate savings to help employers boost economy.
Cannabis legalization and workplace safety.
Small business toolkit; providing small business owners with step-by-step instruction on how to help ensure a healthy and safe workplace.
Safe At Work Ontario consultation paper.
Symposium of occupational health and disease prevention.
With the legalization of cannabis coming into effect in a week, there is widespread concern in the construction industry surrounding fitness for duty, but one organization says new innovations in impairment testing are on the horizon.
Six things an employer should know - from COCA member Sherrard Kuzz LLP
Helping your workplace negotiate the legalization of marijuana
• WSIB offers premium rate reductions to businesses again in 2018
• Getting ready for our new premium-rate setting model in 2020
• Better access to Specialty Programs
• Small Business Awards: Safety is a group concern
• Small Business Week: We’re here to help
• Our one-stop report shop
Construction rate groups will see premium rate reductions of between 30 and 48 percent.
IHSA Safety Talk: Dump truck tipovers–workers in vicinity.
Ministry of Labour focuses on struck by injuries.
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