Yardstick acquires Grand River Occupational Health and Safety Inc.

Jenson QuonGrand River OHS News, Industry News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 19, 2018 Jenson Quon Danatec by Yardstick Training 1-800-465-3366 jquon@danatec.com YARDSTICK YARDSTICK ACQUIRES GRAND RIVER OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY INC Yardstick continues to expand its safety portfolio across Canada Calgary, Alberta:  Danatec by Yardstick Training and Grand River Occupational Health & Safety Inc. are proud to announce the combination of two industry-leading safety organizations, focused on … Read More

2018 Employment Standards in Ontario

Wes MazurIndustry News

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

What’s in the Stronger, Fairer Ontario Act?

Wes MazurIndustry News

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 will be passed before the … Read More

AMENDMENTS TO WORKPLACE HARASSMENT LEGISLATION IN ONTARIO

Wes MazurHealth & Safety Awareness Training, Industry News

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 Sexual Harassment” will be added. Employers must consult with the Joint Health & … Read More

SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES – MINISTRY OF LABOUR

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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 an effective Health and Safety Program. Additional Resources