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You Can Make Excuses Or You Can Make Your Workplace Machinery Hazard-Free

It’s easy to make excuses especially when it helps you to avoid doing extra work or saves you time and money. Unfortunately, excuses can be very risky too, it may even cost a life. Ask yourself, are you willing to take that risk? Machine guarding in Ontario needs to be taken seriously. Machine Guarding is [...]

Why Avoiding Conducting A PSR Assessment Is Not Recommended

Conducting a Pre-Start Health and Safety Review is not only recommended but it is also mandated by the Section 7 of the Ontario Regulation for Industrial Establishments. The main purpose of it is to ensure compliance to regulations and also ensure the safety of the employees in the workplace. The importance of workplace safety [...]

What Are the Responsibilities of the Management to Promote Health and Safety in a Workplace?

Creating a healthy and safe workplace means having an effective, efficient and updated program in place. It is a two-way street, a management that is committed to making the program work and employees involved in all aspects of the workplace health and safety program. As an employer, it is your responsibility to maintain workplace [...]

Workplace safety Concepts Everyone should Understand

When we mention workplace safety people often roll their eyes. They think, “well it’s just common sense. Or hey I’m safe, that is an easy job.” In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. The Occupational Health and Safety Act outlines the requirements for workplace safety and prevention services. It is down to [...]

Basic Rules for Safe Maintenance

Maintenance is a high-risk activity which often requires working alongside a running process and in close contact with machinery. During normal production operations, automation typically diminishes the likelihood of human error that can lead to accidents and thereby improve health and safety in the workplace. However, in maintenance activities, contrary to normal operation, direct [...]

Procedures are Not Enough in Modern Times

Procedures are Not Enough in Modern Times Procedures are not enough to prevent injuries or accidents in the workplace. The best way to improve health and safety is to properly engage engineer safety into production machinery and processes. According to a new study from the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University [...]

Ministry of Labour Enforcement

In the year 2016, there were 436,851 claims for Ontario's Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) benefits in all sectors, resulting from injuries and accidents in the workplace. The direct cost to WSIB for each lost-time injury (LTI) in 2017 was $24,300. The indirect cost of each lost-time injury in 2017 -- including re-hiring, [...]

More Complex Machine Guarding Solutions

Much more complex machine, that needs to keep running, are notoriously difficult to effectively guard by using fixed guarding or continuously using lockout/tag out methods because the operator must frequently interact with the equipment. The CSA Z-432 Machine Guarding standard does allow for exceptions to locking out equipment if it is integral to the [...]

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