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

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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 a standard across Canada could …

MOBILE DEVICES: FIX, REUSE, & RECYCLE!

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  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, checking in when working …

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2018 Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Report Card

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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 safety and health officer may …

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

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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?[divider size=”20px”] Do you know that young workers are one of your biggest risks; 5x more likely …

Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Workplace Safety Lawyer

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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 done their homework before selecting …

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

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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 minimum standard. Harmonizing safety regulations …

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

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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: [divider size=”10px”]Why Not Use “Common Sense.”[divider size=”10px”] We still see reliance on expecting workers to “use common sense” to ensure their safety and health as a common control measure. It is understandable on …

Top 5 Ways Mobile Technology is Re-Defining Safety Management

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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.[divider size=”20px”]   Providing access to the company’s entire safety program at the end of your hand: Endless hours of …

Cannabis Workplace Readiness Toolkit

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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 ensuring that management and supervisors …

Working in Extreme Heat: Safe Work Practices to Avoid Heat Related Illness

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What is Heat Stress? Heat stress is the body’s inability to control its internal temperature. It can result in serious illness or death.[divider size=”15px”] The disorders and their symptoms of heat stress:[divider size=”10px”] Heat Rashes: These are a common problem resulting from persistent wetting of clothing by un-evaporated sweat.[divider size=”5px”] Symptoms: Clusters of small red dots or pimples and itchy …