Impairment and Workplace Health and Safety Introduction This information is meant to help workplaces manage occupational health and safety issues related to impairment due to substance use. Impairment is a longstanding occupational health and safety issue that can pose hazards in the workplace. There are many sources or causes of workplace impairment. This guidance material [...]
The Employment Standards Act, 2000(ESA) protects employees and sets minimum standards for most workplaces in Ontario. Be sure to post the updated poster in your workplace. 2018 Employment Standards Poster
BILL 177 WILL EXPONENTIALLY INCREASE MAXIMUM FINES UNDER OHSA AND EXTEND MOL’S ABILITY TO INVESTIGATE AND LAY CHARGES BEYOND CURRENT STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS. On November 14, 2017, the Ontario Government introduced Bill 177, the Stronger, Fairer Ontario Act (Budget Measures) 2017. The Bill proposes to amend 45 separate statutes. It is anticipated that this Bill [...]
Amendments to Workplace Harassment Legislation in Ontario Ontario employers will have additional duties to address Workplace Harassment, effective September 8, 2016. The following amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) will take effect on this date: The definition of "Workplace Harassment" will be expanded to specifically include "Workplace Sexual Harassment". A definition of "Workplace [...]
Are you a small business in Ontario? View the Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) portal for Small Businesses here to learn about your responisbilities as an employer now, and as your workforce grows. There are also a number of free MOL resources and tools, such as this Health and Safety Checklist, to help you implement [...]
Grand River Occupational Health & Safety Inc. has been approved by the Workers' Safety & Compensation Commission (WSCC) to provide training on Supervisor Familiarization and First Aid in the Northwest Territories (NWT) and Nunavut. Supervisor Familiarization Training Supervisor Familiarization Training became mandatory under the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulations in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Read more [...]
CSSE 2016 - NAVIGATING THE FUTURE OF OH&S Vancouver, BC September 18-21 Wes Mazur, President of Grand River Occupational Health & Safety Inc., will be co-presenting with John Illingworth, Partner at Gowlings WLG, on Sunday, September 18, from 1:00pm-4:00pm, on Fatalities in the Workplace - Expectations of a Safety Professional. The workshop details [...]
Grand River OHS is a proud Battalion Chief sponsor of the 2nd Annual Kitchener Fire Golf, taking place June 27, 2016 at Rebel Creek Golf. For more information please visit Kitchener Fire Golf.
SAFE Work Manitoba continues its work on the provincial safety certification program, SAFE Work Certified, and is ready to move into phase two for 2016. Read more about the certification program, and how your workplace can reduce injuries and illness and build a strong safety culture.
In 2015 Canada’s WHMIS program aligned with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of classification and labelling of Chemicals. For more information about WHMIS 2015 please visit our training page and watch the video. You can also sign up for in classroom or online training.