Health and Safety

What Employers Need to Know About Joint Health and Safety Committees

A joint health and safety committee (JHSC) is comprised of both worker and employer representatives, who work collaboratively to improve health and safety conditions across the work environment. Typical JHSC tasks include identifying health and safety issues (occuring, alleged and potential), inspecting the workplace, raising awareness of health and safety, …

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HR Intervention: What to do When a Top Performer Starts “Breaking Bad”

It’s a scenario that often starts with denial, turns into dismay, and then winds up in disaster: a top performer who once set the standard has “broken bad”. They show up late – or sometimes not at all. Their attitude is cynical, their actions are inconsiderate, their communication is hostile, …

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Why "We Don’t Have any Real HR Problems" Means you need an HR Strategy ASAP

Why “We Don’t Have any Real HR Problems” Means You Need an HR Strategy ASAP If you can claim that your business “doesn’t have any real HR problems,” then instead of calculating how much money you’re saving on staff and technology, it’s in your best interest to heed this advice: …

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Are You Prepared for the MOL's Drop-In Blitz?

Will You Be Ready? These are just a few of the target areas for the Ministry of Labour. [listdot] New and Young Workers, Vulnerable Workers (May –August) Employment Standards (May –August) Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) and Fall Hazards (Sept –Oct) Warehousing (Feb – March. 2014) [/listdot] What if the Ministry of …

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Are Your Supervisors Exposing You to Potential Workplace Liability?

I was speaking to a client a few weeks ago who is the Vice-President of Operations for a warehousing and distribution company with several facilities in the Toronto area.  Our conversation was centered on the Ministry of Labour’s (MOL) compliance requirements and how it is getting increasingly difficult to stay …

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Don’t Overlook this New MOL Requirement – Health & Safety at Work Poster – Prevention Starts Here

One of the high priority recommendation from the Dean Report in 2010 was to: create a health and safety poster that explains the key rights and responsibilities of the workplace parties, including how to obtain additional health and safety information and how to contact a Ministry of Labour inspector. It …

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WSIB Workwell Audits. Do You Know the Requirements and Potential Financial Impacts?

Have you received a WISB Workwell Audit notice yet? If you had lost time work related injuries/claims that resulted in a WSIB surcharge in the past year or 2, you may be in line for a WSIB WORKWELL audit. You might not know what a WORKWELL Audit is but you’ve …

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Claims Management & Other Impacts on WSIB NEER Statement

Are you in danger of paying a WSIB NEER surcharge in 2012? To find out, take a look at the December 2011 NEER statement that you should have received in the middle of February. If you see a number 1-4 in the performance index on the first page, you will …

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9 Winter Driving Tips

Keeping employees safe is important at work when they are out on the roads and winter driving is now upon us.  You look at your fellow drivers and think who are they and where did they get their licences.  Make sure they are not thinking the same about you and …

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