IHSA 2-Minute News | February 2019
- IHSA Safety Talk: Slip and fall hazards for truck drivers
- MOL releases data analysis on falls and fatalities from heights
- COR™ Internal Auditor Conference March 19
- Updated MSD Prevention Guidelines now available
- CORTM Open House and OGCA Leadership day March 1
IHSA Safety Talk: Slip and fall hazards for truck drivers
Most falls from trucks are caused by driver error and failure to follow the 3-point contact rule.
That’s why IHSA has created a safety talk to help deal with slip and fall hazards for truck drivers. It provides information important to drivers to consider such as three-point contact, and other controls.
MOL releases data analysis on falls and fatalities from heights
Falls from heights continue to be a major cause of injury and death in Ontario workplaces. What are the root causes of falls from heights?
To answer this question, the ministry analyzed the prosecution files, which are prepared by ministry inspectors about fatal injuries—a data source that has not been explored before.
COR(TM) Internal Auditor Conference March 19
March 19, 2019 is the official date of the next COR™ Internal Auditor Conference at the Centre for Health and Safety Innovation in Mississauga and registration is NOW OPEN. This conference provides the opportunity for internal auditors to meet other current and future internal auditors and to obtain valuable information, tools, and experiences which will aid in successfully achieving and maintaining COR™ certification.
Updated MSD Prevention Guidelines now available
The new MSD Prevention Guideline for Ontario website was launched last autumn. It will help provide workplace solutions for preventing back and shoulder pain, tennis elbow, and other MSDs—because “work shouldn’t hurt”.
The MSD guidelines available on the website provide a 10-step framework to help workplaces be successful with MSD prevention. Three different versions of the guideline are available to accommodate variations in a workplace’s health and safety knowledge and resources. However all three guidelines are similar enough to allow for easy movement between them. As well, the website provides the following:
- General information about MSDs
- Information on how to deal with an MSD if one should occur in a workplace
- Tools to help choose and conduct an appropriate MSD risk assessment for your specific work environment using the “Tool Picker”
- Posters and worksheets to help deliver the message during safety meetings
- A list of MSD responsibilities as they relate to certain roles within the organization (employer, supervisor, worker, JHSC, etc.).
COR(TM) Open House and OGCA Leadership day March 1
Construction leaders understand that they must continually update and improve their approach to support a safety culture. IHSA’s annual CORTM Open House, in conjunction with the Ontario General Contractor’s Association Leadership Day, provides you with the information you need to navigate the changing safety climate and to effectively manage your safety program.
For more information about this event, download the brochure.
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