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What Is the Definition of a Safe Machine?

This is actually a legal question. The law in Ontario requires that employers and supervisors “take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances” to protect workers under their employment. Taking “every precaution reasonable“ is also understood as Technical Due diligence. To understand the legal requirements associated with the achievement of Technical Due Diligence, one must ask [...]

Why Do Ontario Manufacturers Need an Owner’s Engineering Firm?

What Is an Owner’s Engineering Firm? An Owner’s Engineering Firm is a group of Safety Engineering Consultants that know and understand the technical safety standards and their application to your workplace. The Owner’s Engineering Firm ensures that their clients achieve technical due diligence. The Owner’s Engineer advocates for and protects the business interests of the [...]

Why Safe Machinery Is More Efficient

When a Professional Engineer performs an Industrial Safety Audit he or she will make recommendations that could have a profound effect on the overall operating performance of the machine. This is particularly true when the Industrial Safety Audit determines that there are compliance issues that need to be addressed. Corrections often involve the redesign of [...]

Best Practices to Design Safety System Solutions

It is imperative that you have the right safety solutions in your company. Not only will it keep you in compliance with the rules and regulations of your area, but it can also prevent costly accidents from occurring. Perhaps significantly, it will discourage the workers from suffering life changing injuries, such as amputations. You [...]

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 [...]

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