4 Topics Ontario Employers Must Provide Training On

Ontario workplaces need to meet certain training requirements to comply with federal and provincial regulations. Though every organization’s training needs are unique, providing training to every worker on these four topics is mandatory for almost every workplace in Ontario: 1.…

Distracted Driver

Distracted Driving = Distracted Working?

On January 1, 2019, amendments to Ontario’s distracted driving laws significantly increased penalties for convicted motorists. Under the new legislative framework, drivers convicted of distracted driving will mandatorily face license suspension, minimum fines, and demerit points. Distracted Driving on Public…

2019 green book

Does Your Organization Need the Latest Edition of The Green Book?

Posting the OHSA and Regulations is a legislated requirement Ontario workplaces covered by the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations (the Act) are required to have an up-to-date copy of the Act and applicable regulations posted in the workplace. It’s…

Cannabis and the Workplace: Safety-Sensitive Roles

On October 17, 2018, the Canadian Government legalized cannabis for recreational use across Canada. Many Canadians celebrated what’s come to be called “National Cannabis Day.” HR professionals and employers whose organizations employ workers in safety-sensitive roles were likely less jubilant.…

Recognizing Violence and Harassment Hazards in the Workplace

Violence and harassment in the workplace is a serious issue. According to Statistics Canada, 17% of all violence and harassment reports in Canada happened in the workplace. That’s a total of 365,000 workplace violence and harassment incidents occurring in Canadian…