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Have That Talk: Promote Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace

The Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace Standard has been available now for four years.  Some workplaces dove in, adopted the Standard and created a comprehensive implementation plan very early on.  Other workplaces are taking small, progressive steps forward.  Regardless of how fast or slow your organization is moving on this issue, a key [...]

Reconsider Your Workplace Wellness Approach

It is tempting to consider workplace wellness from the perspective of what your employees can do themselves to improve their health…from eating better to getting more exercise and sleep.  The research is clear, however, that to make a lasting impact on a workplace’s bottom line, employers need to look at the environment they are creating [...]

Assess Your Employees’ Vulnerability to OHS Risks

The Institute for Work and Health has developed a tool called the OHS Vulnerability Measure Guide .  If you want to get a handle on health and safety risks in your workplace, this tool will help you identify the issues.  It includes a survey that can be completed by employees and covers four main categories: [...]

Understand the Definition of Supervisor under the OHSA

The Ontario Ministry of Labour has produced a document defining who a supervisor is as it relates to the Occupational Health and Safety Act.  Click here to get a copy of the PDF. Source: Peterborough County-City Health Unit

Get the Message Out about WHMIS

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety has WHMIS pictograms.  There are free, downloadble PDFs or you can purchase copies.  Visit their site for more details. Source: Peterborough County-City Health Unit

Stay On Top of New Health and Safety Legislation

New legislation is being proposed often that has an impact on the health and safety of employees.  In an effort to make tracking these developments easier, one of the health and safety organizations in Ontario, the Public Services Health and Safety Association has created this on-line tool.  The tool provides the following information: bill number, [...]

Stay Informed of New Developments in Health and Safety

With new developments and regulations introduced regularly, it is important to stay informed about what you need to do as an employer.  The Ontario Ministry of Labour has a subscription service to three electronic publications: “What’s New,” “Health & Safety at Work Today,” and “Live Safe! Work Smart!” (geared to teachers and educators).  For more [...]

Protecting Young and Vulnerable Workers

The Public Services Health and Safety Association (PSHSA) has a number of resources to guide employers.  Here are a few of the key links (to access these links, click on the title of this post to be taken to its specific page): PSHSA page on Young Workers Fast fact: Young Worker Orientation New Worker Health [...]

Health and Safety Information for Small Businesses

The Public Services Health and Safety Association (PSHSA) has a number of links that may be of interest to small business owners.  Here are a few of the key links (to access these links, click on the title of this post to be taken to its specific page): Small Business: PSHSA website Small Business booklet Small Business [...]