2-Minute News

  • IHSA Safety Talk: Cold stress
  • Occupational Health and Safety in Ontario: 2017-18 Annual Report is now available online
  • 2019 Safety Groups registration deadline extended to March 31, 2019
  • Training spotlight: Communication Skills for Supervising Health & Safety

IHSA Safety Talk: Cold stress

When you’re cold, blood vessels in your skin, arms, and legs constrict, decreasing the blood flow to your extremities. This helps your critical organs stay warm, but you risk frostbite in your extremities.

Read the IHSA Safety Talk on cold stress.

Occupational Health and Safety in Ontario: 2017-18 Annual Report is now available online

The Ministry of Labour’s Operations Division has released its annual report. The report outlines some of the work completed by Ontario’s health and safety system partners in 2017-18.

You can read the annual report in English or French.

2019 Safety Groups registration deadline extended to March 31, 2019

Safety Groups is a program administered by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). Companies join a Safety Group to share best safety practices, pool their experience, and help one another with their prevention programs. Each member firm works to achieve specific objectives and improve safety performance.

This year, the WSIB has extended the deadline to register to March 31.

It doesn’t matter whether your company is large or small, with good safety performance or poor performance. What matters is your commitment to improve.

IHSA has two Safety Groups that you can join—Construction/Electrical & Utilities, and Transportation. To learn more about how you can join, visit the IHSA Safety Groups web page.

Training spotlight: Communication Skills for Supervising Health & Safety

This program provides information and content that goes beyond the Basics of Supervising training program, which helps supervisors learn what health and safety tasks they need to complete to ensure they are in compliance.

Supervisors will learn that improved interpersonal skills will lead to greater proficiency and effectiveness with the four main supervisor health and safety tasks: inspecting, communicating, investigating, and enforcing.

This complimentary training course is available at no charge to both members and non-members. Learn more about this program on the course description page.


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