Dress for the Cause 2017 - BBQ Fundraiser Oct 27 at IST

IST will be holding a BBQ fundraiser for our Dress for the Cause day in support of the Breast Cancer Society of Canada. Stop by our office for some lunch on October 27(11:30am-1:30pm)!

Minimum $2 donation for a drink and a burger. Additional Items for minimum $1 each. Any donations above minimum are greatly appreciated! You can also donate to our team online: click here.

Setting the Record Straight – WHMIS 2015

Recently we have experienced an influx of inquiries pertaining to urgent training requirements for WHMIS 2015 which are a result of companies receiving phone calls that are nothing short of aggressive sales tactics and misleading information. To read more, click here.

Slips, Trips and Falls the Focus of the Ministry of Labour this Season

Read up on our newest Safety Scoop. We cover what you need to prepare for the Slips, Trips and Fall Safety Blitz.
To read more, click here.


As the MOL does various times a year, and as part of the province's "Safe at Work Ontario" strategy, Safety Blitzes for 2017/2018 are being planned out and you can find what's on the agenda by clicking here for more info. Your business may be affected. You need to ensure your company is meeting compliance to these initiatives.

Protecting Outdoor Workers from Tick Bites and Lyme Disease

This page provides important information for employers and workers about the prevention of tick bites and Lyme disease. 
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Ministry of Labour Guide to Heat Stress

This guideline is intended to help employers, workers and other workplace parties understand heat stress, and develop and implement workplace policies to prevent heat-stress-related illness. 
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Did you know that one of the MOL’s provincial initiatives currently until March 31, 2018 is to reduce noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) across all sectors? NIHL is a serious and ongoing occupational disease that can often take years to develop. There is no cure, however it can be prevented by eliminating or controlling noise exposures.
In order to provide our clients with solutions that can prevent and eliminate this hazard, Industrial Safety Trainers has formed a partnership with Workplace Medical Corp, who is Canada’s oldest and largest hearing conservation specialists. 
Workplace Medical Corp brings hearing testing to you with their state-of-the-art mobile testing units. At your location, the mobile centers can test as many as 250 employees per day. Additionally, they can provide consulting services, including noise surveys, designed to identify noise hazard areas and help you reduce excess noise. WMC also offers a complete range of custom-fitted hearing protectors that provide superior effectiveness when compared to traditional models.
To find out more about this program, click here.

Big thank you once again to Mr. Hooper, and the Co-op & High Skills Major students at Nantyr Shores Secondary School

The card reads:
"We greatly appreciate your dedication and commitment to supporting the students from Nanyr Shores Secondary School.
Without your support, the experiences our students have, and our entire program would not be possible. Treats supplied by the Nanyr Shores Hospitality Program."

Day of Mourning, April 28

Every 30 seconds, somewhere in the world, a worker dies’. The National Day of Mourning, held annually on April 28th was established to remember those lost and strive to prevent workplace deaths, illnesses and injuries. This day was first established in 1991 and has now spread across 80 countries worldwide. In 2012, 306 workers in Ontario died and Ontario currently has the highest fatality rate in Canada. In a 20 year period from 1993 – 2012, 18,039 people lost their lives due to work related causes.

These people who lost their lives never went home again because their employer failed to ensure safety in the workplace. Family members and love ones suffer in grief and employers suffer in regret. Let us take the time to remember those lives lost, let us remember families and loved ones who have suffered through grief and let us remember those employers who have taken the time to provide you with the training you not only have the right to have, but deserve. Let us now have our moment of silence.

Working at Heights Certification Deadline Extended to October 1 2017!

Please be advised that the mandatory certification deadline for Working at Heights training has been extended to October 1, 2017, under certain circumstances. Read more about it from this notice via the Ministry of Labour: Click here for details.

Create a workplace which Promotes Positive Mental Health

Well balanced Mental Health in the workplace can benefit from: Increased Productivity, Sustainability and Growth, Employee Retention, and Employee Engagement.
If you'd like to learn more about the impact of Mental Health in the workplace, click here.

WHMIS - GHS Training is Now the Law

Employers have choices when it comes to how you will train your workers. You can do live training, you can do a Train the Trainer WHMIS - GHS course, or you can do it Online. Click here for details.

Bringing a Starry Night to the Santa Claus Parade

With the help of the Barrie Santa Claus Parade we were able to get into the Christmas spirit! As the theme was 'Christmas Around the World' we decided to represent our amazing clients up north with our Starry Night in Nunavut float!  See the float here

Changes To Our Workplace Harassment Laws Have Come Into Effect, Are You In Compliance?

As of Sept. 8th 2016, significant changes have been made to our current legislation regarding workplace violence and sexual harassment. You must include sexual harassment in your policy and program.
For more information click here.

Mental Health First Aid - What is it?

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as physical first aid is administered to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate treatment is found or until the crisis is resolved. The MHFA Canada program aims to improve mental health literacy, and provide the skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental health problems in themselves, a family member, a friend or a colleague. For more information click here.

The new Code of Practice regarding Workplace Harassment is now available online. Effective September 8, 2016.

This Code of Practice to address Workplace Harassment is approved by the Minister of Labour under Part III.1 of the Occupational Health and Safty Act (OHSA) for use at all workplaces to which the OHSA applies.
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Young Worker Safety: A Family Matter

...one of the best things we can do as parents is just to talk to our kids about their work.
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Safety Brings a Competitive Advantage for Small Businesses

By demonstrating a genuine commitment to workers' safety, you show that you value them.
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Read about The Importance of Safety At Home, new article from our Safety Scoop newsletter

Is there any value in promoting safety at home? If you have a worker that breaks an arm while camping—or other off the job activities, will this have an effect on your business?
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Industrial Safety Trainers is now a MOL approved training provider of the NEW Joint Health and Safety Committee Certification (JHSC) Training! As of March 1st, 2016 the Ministry of Labour requires Part One JHSC Training to be extended to a duration of 3 days and Part Two Sector Specific JHSC Training to be extended to 2 days (Construction extended to 3 days). In addition, a Refresher Training course is now required every three years. For more information regarding this new standard click here. For more information on our Level 1 Certification course, click here


Frightening photo illustrates how wearing a hard hat could save your life. Click here for the full story

NOW OFFERING Train the Trainer Working at Heights

Construction Safety Trainers; a division of Industrial Safety Trainers, is pleased to announce that we now offer a Train the Trainer work shop that will see participants being able to teach their own employees. We have done all the hard work in developing one of the best Working at Heights programs in Ontario. Participants will receive permission to use our Working at Heights program to train your own workers. All you have to do is submit an application (which we help you with) and demonstrate to the MOL that you can teach the program as to the lesson plans. Click here for more information. 


Ontario safety laws say every construction project must have an emergency response procedure in place. This only makes sense, having an emergency plan in place helps to ensure that workers react appropriately in the event of an emergency. If you are a constructor, you need to review and revise your emergency response procedures to ensure they’re specific to the work site. Read More


The CSA standard for forklifts has changed and now employers do not have to conduct 18 month driving evaluations.
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For more than 22 years Active Canadian Emergency Training Inc. (ACET) has been preparing workplace first aiders to confidently respond to first aid, and cardiac emergencies. As the first aid training partner for Industrial Safety Trainers, we asked ACET General Manager, Andrew Outinen to address some of the common questions workplaces have when it comes to first aid training and defibrillation. Read more