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 […]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
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
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 […]Read More
Join the Webinar: Cyber Risk: Implications to Safety and Operations Management
Image Source: Nationwide.com As the world becomes more technology-driven and interconnected, the triggers of a cyber event continue to expand. Over the past 18 months or so, the frequency of attacks has increased, with significant impacts on local Manitoba businesses – from ransomware events causing network/production downtimes and business interruption losses, to breaches of personal […]Read More
Cannabis Workplace Readiness Toolkit
The federal government introduced legislation to legalize cannabis on October 17, 2018. Like any other impairing substance such as alcohol or prescription drugs it can be a hazard when it shows up in the workplace. However also like alcohol and prescription drugs, it can be managed by establishing clear policies and procedures, educating employees and […]Read More
Working in Extreme Heat: Safe Work Practices to Avoid Heat Related Illness
What is Heat Stress? Heat stress is the body’s inability to control its internal temperature. It can result in serious illness or death. The disorders and their symptoms of heat stress: Heat Rashes: These are a common problem resulting from persistent wetting of clothing by un-evaporated sweat. Symptoms: Clusters of small red dots or pimples […]Read More
Caught off Guard with a Surprise WCB Related Claim!
Its not uncommon for employers to get caught of guard with unexpected WCB related claims. In some instances, they can h ave serious and long-lasting impacts to your business. Here are some tips to keep you in the know: 1. EMPLOYEES WORKING ON PERSONAL PROJECTS IN YOUR WORKPLACE. Do you ever allow employees to work […]Read More
Protecting the Future of our Communities: Why You Need a Plan to Keep Young Workers Safe this Summer
Seasonal work often means hiring young workers. While young workers are wonderful assets to our communities and workplaces it is important t o be aware of and plan for their safety. Young Worker Facts: • Workers aged 15 – 24 are the highest risk for workplace injuries and have 5 to 7 times the risk […]Read More
5 Simple Steps to Simpler, Easier Workplace Safety – So Employees Will Actually WANT TO DO IT!
DID YOU KNOW when employees are confused or overwhelmed with information they will shut down? For effective safety management, sometimes LESS is MORE! Here’s 5 Simple Steps to make Workplace Safety simple, easy and even fun so employees will want to make safety a priority! 1. Identify and understand your credible risk. In general 20% […]Read More