Common Hazards Joint Health & Safety Committees Should Look for During Inspections: Retail Sector

Every workplace has hazards. However, there are hazards that are more common depending on which sector your workplace falls under. This month, we are featuring the Retail Sector. We will discuss common hazards to look for to give JHSCs (Joint…

Common Hazards Joint Health & Safety Committees Should Look for During Inspections: Retail Sector

Every workplace has hazards. However, there are hazards that are more common depending on which sector your workplace falls under. This month, we are featuring the Retail Sector. We will discuss common hazards to look for to give JHSCs (Joint…

Why Weinstein and #metoo Matters in the Workplace: Preparing for an Onslaught of Harassment Complaints

The Weinstein Scandal: More than a Scandal The Harvey Weinstein scandal is not a scandal. A scandal is defined as: “an action or event regarded as morally wrong and causing general public outrage,” suggesting that a scandal is a reaction…

How the Joint Health & Safety Committee Should Conduct Workplace Inspections

Workplace inspections are one of the primary functions of the Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC). Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, s.9(23), the JHSC must designate a worker member to inspect the workplace. If possible, the worker should…

How the Joint Health & Safety Committee Should Conduct Workplace Inspections

Workplace inspections are one of the primary functions of the Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC). Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, s.9(23), the JHSC must designate a worker member to inspect the workplace. If possible, the worker should…

Parliament Takes a Stand: Bill C-65 Proposed to Take Aim at Harassment in Federal Workplaces

With news stories pouring in daily about the terrible misconduct of Hollywood’s most powerful, the Canadian government is proactively taking steps to ensure that federal employees, from the most prominent politicians down to bank and postal workers, do not find…

When the Cure Makes You Sick: Examining the Use and Effects of McIntyre Powder Use in Miners

Between 1943 and 1980, thousands of miners were forced to inhale McIntyre Powder before entering gold and uranium mines. It was believed that the McIntyre Powder provided prophylactic protection against silicosis of the lungs caused by the high volume of…