Turning Compliance into Gold; The Alchemy of Workplace Safety Management

Alchemy is the ancient practice of turning lead into gold; taking something of little perceived value and transforming it to something of great value. To many organizations, workplace safety still has little perceived value and compliance with government regulators is at best an irritation. Many organizations proclaim that they are safe companies and that they […]

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CSA (Canadian Standards Association) Harmonization of First Aid Kits across Canada

As of November 23, 2018, the CSA (Canadian Standards Association) issued an amendment to the Manitoba Workplace Safety & Health Regulations. In 2014, CSA Group’s Occupational Health and Safety Standards Program and the Canadian Red Cross’s Workplace Injury Reduction Collaborative Forum held a joint workshop that discussed and reached an agreement that the development of […]

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MOBILE DEVICES: FIX, REUSE, & RECYCLE!

Having an up to date and in working order mobile device can go a long way in keeping you on track and well organized in today’s workplace. Many employers make cell phones a workplace requirement as they allow us to manage our time better and to work safer – keeping in contact with a supervisor, […]

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2018 Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Report Card

Manitoba Growth, Enterprise and Trade, AKA the Workplace Safety and Health Branch has completed publishing enforcement activities for 2018. We summarize them here for convenience sake and with the hope that you will review and share with your stakeholders to prevent similar incidents occurring in your workplace. STOP WORK ORDERS Reference MR W201/02 36(1) A […]

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WORKPLACE SAFETY. Do You Know What Your Risks Are & Do You Have A Plan To Manage Them This Season?

Do you know what workplace safety regulations apply to golf courses? Could you withstand a Stop Work order in peak season if you are randomly inspected or have a serious incident? Do you know if you can get insurance for this kind of liability? Do you know that young workers are one of your biggest […]

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Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Workplace Safety Lawyer

Workplace Safety and Health is a unique area of law and not just any lawyer will do when you’re dealing with a serious matter such as a prosecution. In our experience, we have seen organizations that could have established a successful defence and reduced or avoided large fines and a permanent public record, had they […]

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Manitoba Workplace Safety & Health Regulation Amendment: Harmonization of Safety Requirements

The regulations affected are common across most workplaces, so it’s highly likely your business will be affected. In a nutshell, several key workplace safety regulations have been amended to require that the applicable CSA Standard be met. When a CSA or other standard is referenced in a regulation, it becomes a legal requirement and the […]

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FIVE for FIVE = $235,977 in Fines to Manitoba Manufacturers

ALL last five Workplace Safety and Health convictions in Manitoba have been to manufacturers. We have summarized here for your learning and prevention in your own workplace: Why Not Use “Common Sense.” We still see reliance on expecting workers to “use common sense” to ensure their safety and health as a common control measure. It […]

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Top 5 Ways Mobile Technology is Re-Defining Safety Management

Mobile apps have become common place in the way companies and their employees, especially millennials, operate.  Providing ease of use, instant access to information, and increase risk management at lower cost, mobile technologies are re-defining the way workplace safety is managed.   Providing access to the company’s entire safety program at the end of your […]

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Join the Webinar: “Elevated” Risk: The High Cost of Lifting Equipment Failure

Every year in Manitoba there are serious incidents involving lifting equipment that result in loss to people and property not to mention costly unscheduled downtime. The risks with lifting equipment are “elevated” since there is little to no reaction time when there is a failure. Knowledge and prevention are critical!The goal of this webinar is […]

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