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Protect your employees this winter season

As an employer, you have a duty to protect your employees from slips and falls on your premises.


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Metron construction director fined $90,000 under OHSA

On July 13, 2012, Joel Swartz, the director of Metron Construction Corporation, was fined $90,000 after pleading guilty to violations of the OHSA after four workers were killed and another worker was seriously injured.


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Listen to your employees and reduce your workload!

The Occupational Health & Safety Act (OHSA) requires that when conducting a workplace violence risk assessment you take into account both the nature of your workplace and type of work you perform…


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Slaw: Employer monitoring employees with GPS tracking

Safety is the expressed justification that’s driving the use of GPS in the workplace; however, from what was explained, most employers’ use goes beyond safety. Frankly, I was taken aback by the lengths to which employers are going to track the whereabouts and activities of their employees in the name of safety.


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What will Ontario’s Bill 168 mean for businesses? (Part 1)

All workplaces house risks to employees’ health and safety in varying degrees: factories have machinery that can cause serious injuries; warehouses store loads and move them around with cumbersome vehicles, both of which have the potential to injure; even office environments are far from risk-free, although the threats tend to be less visible, like poor indoor air quality and ergonomic arrangements. However, only in the last decade or so has the issue of violence in the workplace gained wide recognition—and this is an issue that can affect all workplaces indiscriminately.


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