Working at Heights Certification Required by April 1 2017!
Please be advised that the mandatory certification deadline for Working at Heights training is April 1 2017. Read about it on the MOL website. Click here for details.
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.
Fire Prevention Week 2016 - October 9-15
Ontario and the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM) are urging Ontarians to replace smoke alarms every 10 years.
For more information click 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.
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.
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.
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.
Safety Brings a Competitive Advantage for Small Businesses
By demonstrating a genuine commitment to workers' safety, you show that you value them.
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?
NEW WEBSITE RESOURCE LAUNCHED FOR PARENTS OF YOUNG WORKERS
The new website has resources on worker rights and other helpful information for parents and young workers. The information consists of videos on the perspectives of business owners, therapists, health and safety experts and other young workers. Read more.
WE ARE APPROVED!
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
WEAR YOUR PPE!
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.
MOL SAFETY BLITZES - 2016/2017
As the MOL does various times a year, and as part of the province's "Safe at Work Ontario" strategy, Safety Blitzes for 2016/2017 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
THE MOL IS LOOKING FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROCEDURES ON CONSTRUCTION SITES
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
FORKLIFT STANDARDS HAVE CHANGED
ASK ACTIVE CANADIAN EMERGENCY TRAINING INC.
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