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Driver-Assist Features
Vehicle technology seems to advance each year as new features improve driver and passenger safety. The following are just a few driver-assist features to be aware of the next time you are in the market for a new vehicle.
Don't Get Ticked Off: Ticks and Lyme Disease Prevention
Lyme disease can be transmitted to humans if they are bitten by a tick that has previously fed off an infected animal.
CCOHS Launches E-Course on Marijuana and Workplace Impairment
With the federal legalization of recreational marijuana right around the corner, it’s more important than ever that employers understand the dangers of workplace impairment, particularly as it relates to marijuana usage.
Preparing Your Business for Flooding
Neglecting to prepare your property for possible flooding can sink your business. Stay afloat with solid preparation and a thorough flood plan.
Ontario Workplace Health and Safety Records Now Available Online
WISB recently launched a new online tool to make health and safety a matter of public record. Compass lets Ontarians find and compare health and safety statistics for businesses across Ontario.
The Staggering Cost of Workplace Bullying
Almost 40% of workers report having been bullied. Bullying can cause emotional and physical damage to employees; such damage often includes feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem.
5 Construction Trends for 2018
Preparing for the year ahead can set your construction firm up for success in 2018 while simultaneously helping you avoid major setbacks. In order to stay competitive, the following are five major construction trends for 2018
Top Legal Risks to Watch in 2018
As the economy becomes increasingly complex and unpredictable, businesses continue to face serious legal risks. According to a report from Borden Ladner Gervais, this year is no exception.
Health Effects of Working in the Cold
Workers exposed to extremely cold conditions are at risk of serious health problems, including hypothermia, frostbite, dehydration, and muscle injuries.
A Guide to Buying Winter Tires
We pull out the winter coats and make sure our home heating systems are functional – but what about our vehicles?
The Importance of Fire Safety Plans
One of the best ways employers can protect their organization from costly and devastating fires is by establishing a fire safety plan.
Winter Weather Preparedness Checklist for your Business
Severe winter weather can lead to property damage, employee illness or injury, and possible business closures.
Prepare your home for winter with this checklist
Ottawa winters aren't always as mild as they were in 2016-2017 and forecasts show the upcoming winter will see returns of significant snow events. Fortunately with accurate forecasting, we are able to prepare for the worst.
November is Fall Prevention Month
Approximately 215 older adults are hospitalized each day because of falls. Falls are a cause of serious injury in older adults and it's critical to learn ways to keep loved ones safe.
Keeping Drivers Safe During Rest Stops
Gas stations and truck stops are a popular target for criminals, and it’s important to do the following in order to safeguard your drivers and cargo
10 Common Workplace Hazards for Construction Workers
Hazards on construction sites can cause serious injuries or even death, making it all the more important to be aware of the most common threats facing employees.
The Importance of Proper Lighting
When working in the manufacturing industry, proper shop lighting is key to preventing employee injuries. Specifically, improper lighting can create the following exposures:
Noise: The Not-So-Silent Workplace Hazard
Excessive workplace noise can cause hearing damage that is disabling and often permanent.
Heat Illnesses and How to Protect Employees
While it’s best not to work outside in high temperatures, the nature of certain jobs—like construction or landscaping—sometimes makes it unavoidable.
Snapchat "SNAP MAP" Safety
While Snapchat is designed to be a fun photo, video, and text messaging app, a number of features - particularly the Snap Map function - pose serious safety concerns.
6 Simple First-Aid Tips That Could Save a Co-Worker's Life
Ensure that you can help your co-worker during these six first-aid emergencies.
Prevent Text Neck
According to a recent report from The Spine Journal, surgeons are noticing an increase in patients with text neck - upper back and neck pain related to poor posture when using mobile devices.
Get The Facts About Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is widespread across Canada, but the highest risk of exposure is in wooded areas during spring and summer months.
Slip and Fall Prevention Tips
Employee and customer slips and falls are a large liability for your company. Train employees to practice slip and fall safety using good housekeeping and prevention techniques.
6 Steps for Building a Successful Emergency Response Plan
Emergencies of all kinds can have a significant impact on the workplace and can harm the health of your employees and property. Specifically, things like fires, explosions, medical emergencies, earthquakes, power failures, and chemical spills can occur without warning, potentially costing organizations time and money.
Do Your Part to Keep Your Workplace Safe
Preventing injury and illness on the job is something all employees should take seriously. The health of workers and their families is at stake.
7 Safety Tips for Bike Commuters
As the weather continues to warm up, more and more commuters will begin biking to work. Biking to work is not only a great source of exercise, but it can reduce a commuter's carbon footprint and help him or her save big on gas.