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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
52, 71, 124? How many Manitoba Companies Were Issued Stop Work Orders This Summer?
If you guessed 124 you’re right! Stop Work, means NO WORK and NO PRODUCTION! What would it cost for your workplace to be shut down for a day? A week? How would you meet production deadlines and customer expectations? Would you incur contractual penalties? A manufacturing client faces penalties in the rage of $200,000 if […]Read More
Are you Walking on Thin Ice? Try The Simpler, Easier Program!
The Simpler, Easier Program™ was created for organizations just like yours to do the "heavy lifting of safety management" so you can get more boots on the ground. Keeping up with regulations, ensuring worker safety, competent training, due diligence, record keeping, working within budget constraints, competing for production time… sound familiar? With the responsibility for […]Read More
It matters what leaders do: Safety Culture is shaped by the worst behaviour the leader is willing to tolerate
What might be changed if one were to ask the question “What is the worst safety behaviour tolerated in our organization and what action needs to be taken to change it?” As you ponder that question consider the wise words of Dr. W Demming: “Only 15% of your company’s problems can be controlled by individual […]Read More
Force Creates Resistance
Force creates resistance. Whether it’s your spouse, your kids or safety in the workplace; Newton’s Third Law applies. And since it’s NATURAL LAW; like a plant growing towards the sun, there’s no arguing with it… as much as our ego might like to. Yet we see it all the time, one forcing their views or […]Read More
Ask the Expert – Supervisor Training
Q: As an employer, do I need to have a formal training plan for my supervisors? Theo Heineman, CRSP, CHSC, B.Sc.Ag.President & CEO, 1Life Workplace Safety Solutions Ltd. A: YES. You must provide formal training to all employees that direct the work of others. Not only to mitigate risk of liability in the event of […]Read More