2-Minute News from the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association – May 2019
- IHSA Safety Talk: Impairment in the workplace
- Product spotlight: Handbook for Construction Traffic Control Persons (B016)
- IHSA has free safety product downloads
- WSIB releases Health and Safety Index results
IHSA Safety Talk: Impairment in the workplace
We often think of impairment as a result of using substances such as alcohol or drugs— whether they are over-the-counter, prescription, or illicit.
However, impairment can result from other things such as:
- Family or relationship problems
- Fatigue (mental or physical)
- Traumatic shock
- Medical conditions or treatments
Read IHSA’s new safety talk on Impairment in the workplace.
Product spotlight: Handbook for Construction Traffic Control Persons (B016)
With good weather comes more construction on or near Ontario roads and highways. With that construction comes the need for safe and efficient traffic control in order to protect drivers, pedestrians, and workers. IHSA’s Handbook for Construction Traffic Control Persons (B016) provides information on:
- Objectives and requirements of a traffic control person
- Equipment needed
- Safety tips
- Preparations and checklists
- Rights and regulations
IHSA has free safety product downloads
Did you know that many of IHSA’s safety products are available to download for free in PDF format? They include documents such as:
- Occupational health risk brochures
- Checklists and more
WSIB releases Health and Safety Index results
The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) has released the latest results for its Health and Safety Index.
The Health and Safety Index is designed to measure the overall health and safety of Ontario’s workplaces. It looks at several categories of data in prevention:
Enforcement and injuries.
The index is an evidence-based tool that can help the WSIB, employers, and other partners in the safety system to identify areas for improvement and track outcomes.
To learn more about the index, visit the WSIB website.
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