09 Nov '17

Walking to and from parking requires special attention to lots or between buildings at work during winter to avoid slipping and falling. Slips and falls are some of the most frequent types of injuries – especially during the winter months. No matter how well the snow and ice is removed from parking lots or sidewalks, […]

Eye Safety at Work

27 Oct '17

Eye injuries in the workplace are surprisingly common: every day, 700 Canadian workers sustain eye injuries on the job, often resulting in lost time and, in some cases, either temporary or permanent vision loss. This figure is sobering given that the majority of eye injuries are preventable. In this section you can learn about safety […]

Hand Hygiene Matters

20 Oct '17

  While you don’t have to hold the handshakes and high fives, regular and proper hand washing is key to saving yourself and your colleagues from germs that harm your health.   Public transport is a germfest!  One in four commuters has faeces bacteria on their hands – Scrub your hands with soap and water […]

Fire Safety Tips For The Office

13 Oct '17

Fire Safety Tips For The Office An office fire can be devastating, resulting in the loss of life, jobs, property and information. It can lead to business interruption or even permanent closure. Offices are loaded with combustibles: carpeting, draperies, papers, books, wood and upholstered furniture, plastic laminate, vinyl-fabric-covered furniture, wood panelling, as well as electrically […]

Fire Safety

29 Sep '17

  October is National Fire Safety Month, and there’s no better time to increase fire safety awareness in your workplace. Practice good workplace housekeeping. Clutter contributes to fires by providing fuel and by preventing access to exits and emergency equipment. Place oily rags in a covered metal container. This waste must be properly disposed of […]

Seasonal Flu Prevention Tips

15 Sep '17

Seasonal Flu Prevention Tips There’s no doubt about it, Cold and Flu Season is a sure thing, and it’s coming whether you’re ready or not. Nothing will take away all the risk of getting a cold or flu, but there are many things you can do to greatly reduce your chances of getting sick.   […]

WHMIS 2015 – An Overview

07 Sep '17

WHMIS Overview WHMIS first came into effect on October 31, 1988. It was created to address the rights of Canadian workers, to know about health and safety hazards associated with chemicals that they use or may come in contact with in the workplace. In February 2015, Canada aligned WHMIS with the Globally Harmonized System of […]

Personal Protective Equipment

31 Aug '17

WHEREVER YOU ARE, WHATEVER YOUR JOB…. USE THE RIGHT PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT! If you’re unable to eliminate or minimize a safety hazard in your workplace through engineering controls or the use of safe work practices, you’ll need to ensure that workers have and use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect themselves from that hazard. […]

Preventing Slips, Trips & Falls

16 Aug '17

Workplace Safety Tips Preventing injuries in the workplace isn’t always complicated. A lot of injuries that occur are easily preventable with simple measures and increased situational awareness. From our 39 years of labour staffing experience, here are some basic tips on how to avoid some of the more common everyday workplace injuries. Take ownership and […]

The Perfect Summer Job?

16 Jun '17

Summer work placements that provide students with experience for their resumes and an opportunity to practically apply what they have learned are highly sought after at this time of year.  To gain relevant office, technical or corporate experience, many young professionals pursue co-op programs and internships; however, beyond these traditional ways of gaining experience, there […]