Our hearts go out to those who have been most deeply affected by COVID-19. We appreciate the efforts of the local and global communities who are working hard to contain the spread and treat the ill. Safety is not just… The post Update on OSG Services – COVID-19 appeared first on OSG. Source: www.osg.caContinue Reading... No Comments.
Estimate: 5 Min Read While most people are likely already familiar with COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus, as an employer you have a unique responsibility to develop sensible and safe policies to protect your workers. And though Canada has… The post Coronavirus: What Canadian Employers Need To Know appeared first on OSG. Source: […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak is an evolving situation affecting people and organizations around the world. OSG strives to do everything we can to help protect the health and safety of our clients, partners, and workers. Below are answers to… The post Coronavirus – Answers to Employers’ Frequently Asked Questions appeared first on OSG. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The use of personal protective equipment (PPE) goes way back in time. It can be traced to the eighth century B.C in the famous poem “Homers Odyssey”. In the poem, there was a brief description of Laertes using gloves to… The post Personal Protective Equipment: 4 Steps Employers Must Take When Using PPE to Mitigate […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Every year the Ministry of Labour, Training, and Skills Development (MLTSD)* inspects thousands of workplaces to see if they are operating in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations (OHSA). And every year, their inspectors hand out… The post What MLTSD Inspectors are Focusing on in 2020 appeared first on OSG. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
A St. Thomas manufacturer has been fined $62,500 after pleading guilty to violating the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). The conviction stems from an incident in September 2018 when a worker was critically injured after falling from a stepladder. … The post $62,500 Penalty for Company After Worker Falls from Ladder appeared first on OSG. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Anyone who has ever had a supervisor knows how big an impact that person has on the workplace. Employee satisfaction, productivity, and safety all hinge on having competent supervisors. One study showed that a supervisor’s technical competence is the single… The post 5 Topics Your Supervisors Must Be Trained on in Ontario appeared first on […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Beards and facial hair are a trend that is not going away any time soon – however, are they safe for the workplace? While their popularity is growing, they pose a safety hazard for individuals who require respiratory protection at… The post 6 Key Steps to Protect Workers from Respiratory Hazards appeared first on OSG. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Do you know your responsibilities when it comes to health and safety? If you don’t, you’re not alone. Owners, managers, and workers across the province think it’s someone else’s job. But it’s not. Every single person in an organization has… The post Who is Responsible for Health and Safety in the Workplace? appeared first on […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
In a precedent-setting decision issued in 2017, Justice Vallee of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled that an employee named Constable (Cst.) Merrifield was entitled to damages because he was harassed in the workplace by his superiors at the… The post Update: Employer Civil Liability for Workplace Violence, Bullying, or Harassment appeared first on […]Continue Reading... No Comments.