Posts in Category : Important Safety Information

As part of our mandate to showcase and promote the services of our members, to speak on their behalf whenever required, and keep our partners current with related issues, the following is an active archive of press releases and relevant news articles. If our members have articles they believe would be of benefit to a wider audience, please contact us and we'll include it here.

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Apr 2
2019

The Iron Messenger: An IMPACT Publication, March 2019 Issue

Industrial Info IMPACT provides Industrial Information Resources’ (IIR) PEC reports to partner Local Unions and District Councils. PEC reports identify specific project related data. Learn More Two examples: Morrison Truck Tire Manufacturing Plant Expansion Bellefontaine Grassroot 93.15MW Buckeye Wind Projet Dodge Pipeline IMPACT provides complementary Dodge Pipeline access to all partner contractors and local unions. Learn more […]

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Apr 2
2019

Briefing Note: No Tort of Harassment in Ontario – so says Court of Appeal

March 25, 2019 Dear Clients and Friends,   Stories of workplace harassment continue to receive front page news coverage in Canada, the United States, and abroad. A December 2018 Statistics Canada study titled, “Harassment in Canadian workplaces,” found that, in 2016, 15.9% of employees reported having experienced, “verbal abuse, humiliating behaviour, threats, physical violence, and unwanted […]

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Mar 19
2019

Rate framework newsletter

Good Afternoon Directors, COOs & Associates, The WSIB’s latest edition of their Rate Framework Newsletter appears below.  The Rate Framework will be launched on January 1, 2020.  It includes: a new employer classification system based on the widely used North American Industry Classification System (replacing the current classes and 13 construction rate groups which were […]

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Mar 19
2019

Briefing Note: WSIB Introduces New Policy on Cannabis for Medical Purposes

On March 1, 2019 the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board implemented its new Operational Policy on Cannabis for Medical Purposes, setting strict guidelines for the use of medical cannabis as treatment for work-related illness or injury. The Policy is welcomed news to those in the employer community concerned that the legalization of cannabis might result in […]

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Mar 6
2019

IHSA 2-Minute News | February 2019

2-Minute News 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 […]

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Feb 8
2019

The Iron Messenger: An IMPACT Publication, January 2019 Issue

Industrial Info IMPACT provides Industrial Information Resources’ (IIR) PEC reports to partner Local Unions and District Councils. PEC reports identify specific project related data. Learn More Two examples: Morrison Truck Tire Manufacturing Plant Expansion Bellefontaine Grassroot 93.15MW Buckeye Wind Projet Dodge Pipeline IMPACT provides complementary Dodge Pipeline access to all partner contractors and local unions. Learn more […]

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Feb 5
2019

IHSA 2-Minute News | January 2019

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 […]

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Jan 28
2019

MOL Releases Data Analysis on Falls & 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 which has not been explored before. For more […]

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