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Unauthorized supervisor decided to “solve the problem himself”, caused accident – OHSA charges against company dismissed

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An employer has beat occupational health and safety charges laid after its supervisor caused an explosion when he defied instructions and took it upon himself to use a torch to thaw ice that had accumulated in a culvert....more

New Training and Safety Requirements for Drill Rig Operators in Ontario

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The Ontario government has passed amendments under the Occupational Health and Safety Act which provide new technical and operational safety measures and procedures for rotary foundation drill rigs, and require that drill rig...more

Misleading information about WHMIS training requirements

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Work Safe Alberta has recently revised a Bulletin regarding some aggressive, high pressure sales tactics being used by some WHMIS training providers. The Bulletin serves as a reminder to Alberta employers that while WHMIS...more

April 1, 2015: New Working at Heights Training Requirements on Construction Projects

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Falls from heights are one of the leading causes of critical injuries and fatalities in Ontario workplaces according to the Ministry of Labour. As a result, beginning April 1, 2015, employers in Ontario must ensure that...more

Canada Day deadline: Less than One Month to Complete Safety Awareness Training

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Employers have less than one month to ensure that their workers and supervisors complete the mandatory “basic occupational health and safety awareness training” by July 1, 2014. This training is mandatory for all...more

Ontario Announces New JHSC Certification Training Standards, Refresher Requirements

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The Ontario Ministry of Labour has announced that new “JHSC Certification Training Standards” will come into effect in early 2015. In the meantime, the existing “Certification Standards for Joint Health and Safety...more

Ontario’s New Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training Regulation: Are You Compliant?

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Beginning on July 1, 2014, employers in Ontario will have an added responsibility of ensuring that all workers and all supervisors in all workplaces that fall subject to the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)...more

Three Months Until July 1 Training Deadline: Update On Ontario’s New Safety Awareness Training Requirement

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Ontario employers have less than three months left to ensure that their workers and supervisors get “basic occupational health and safety awareness training” before the July 1, 2014 deadline....more

July 1, 2014 Deadline To Provide Ontario’s New Safety Awareness Program To Employees (Your Current Program Is Probably Not Good...

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The clock is ticking. All Ontario employers must provide their workers and supervisors with “basic occupational health and safety awareness training” by July 1st, or they will be in violation of a new regulation under the...more

“Inherently Dangerous Business” Requires “High Degree Of Attention To Detail” In Safety Training And Supervision: Court

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Dangerous workplaces require particularly careful training and supervision, a judge has stated in convicting a propane company. ...more

“E-Learning” Safety Orientation Module Coming Soon In Ontario; Printed Copies Of MOL Safety Orientation Materials Now Available

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Worker safety orientation is expected to become mandatory in Ontario on January 1, 2014, as we have previously advised. The Ontario Ministry of Labour is developing an e-learning module that workers and supervisors can take...more

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