Workplace Accidents

Accident Investigation Organizations that do not deal with workplace accidents and incidents by conducting effective investigations are failing to manage health and safety, loss, and in some cases failing to comply with legal requirements. “Accident” can be defined as an unplanned event that results in loss to an organization. The loss is usually focused as […]

Risk Assessment

Workplace Health and Safety Risk Assessment Organizations must manage their health and safety risks. In order to be able to manage health and safety risks an organization must first know what those risks are. Guessing or learning about risk from accidents is not very effective and is a very costly way to manage risks. A […]

Risk Management

Risk Management System for Workplace Health and Safety Companies looking for sustained performance in the areas of operational effectiveness, health, workplace safety and the environment recognize that activities alone are not enough. These leading edge organizations recognize the need for a systematic approach to better co-ordinate and tackle workplace safety. Risk analysis with proper controls […]

Health and Safety Management System

Implementing a Health and Safety Management System I would like to introduce the approach of adopting and implementing Health and Safety Management System. In today’s world organizations can no longer manage workplace health and safety informally or reactively. Having some basic safety standards or manual not properly designed, implemented and maintained would not stand the test […]

Due Diligence

Health and Safety Due Diligence The concept of Due Diligence in health and workplace safety legislation is well established. All employers in Canada should have a very good understanding of Due Diligence as it relates to health and safety law. It is essential understand that you have a safety management system that will prove Due […]

Workplace Violence and Harassment

BILL 168 IS NOW LAW Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) now requires employers to take actions related to Workplace Violence and Harassment   On December 9, 2009, Bill 168, amended the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) to require worker protection from violence and harassment, and established new specific worker rights relating to violence. The amendments […]