Workplace Violence and Harassment: Understanding the Law

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Workplace Violence and Harassment: Understanding the Law

New resources are available to assist employers and workers with the workplace harassment requirements under OHSA.

There is a new guide that explains what every worker, supervisor, employer and constructor needs to know about workplace violence and workplace harassment requirements in the Occupational Health and Safety Act. It describes everyone’s rights and responsibilities, and answers in plain language the questions that are most commonly asked about these requirements. Download the following link to review: https://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/pdf/wpvh.pdf

1. Key Terms and Concepts
2. Workplace Violence
3. Workplace Harassment
4. Roles and Responsibilities
5. Sample Workplace Violence Policy
6. Examples of Measures and Procedures for Workplace Violence Programs
7. Sample Workplace Harassment Policy
8. Sample Workplace Harassment Program

 

October is Global Ergonomics Month

The Ministry of Labour is raising awareness of MSDs in the workplace. Every day we use our muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints to lift, carry, sit, stand, walk, move and work in a variety of ways. However, sometimes these tasks or the way we do them can put too much demand on our bodies, causing pain and discomfort. In addition, it may lead to a more serious injury called a musculoskeletal disorder (MSD). Work shouldn’t hurt!

Visit the following link to learn more on:
https://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/topics/pains.php

Client Handling in Health Care
•Client Handling and Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Health Care Sector
•Prevent Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) in Health Care Workplaces

Pains and Strains
•All About Pains and Strains/Musculoskeletal Disorders
•Prevent Workplace Pains & Strains! It’s time to take action!

Computer Ergonomics
•Computer Ergonomics Workstation Layout and Lighting
•Rest Breaks for Computer Operators

Ladder Ergonomics
•Portable Ladders (Mobile Ladder Stand, Mobile Ladder Platform)
•Portable Ladders (Step, Platform, or Trestle Ladders)
•Sliding, Fixed, Portable (Extension, Single) Ladders
•Step Stools

Manual Materials Handling

 

Chemical Handling MOL Blitz

September 19, 2016 – October 31, 2016
Hazards involving chemical handling can lead to serious worker injuries, occupational diseases and even death. In particular, workers may be at risk of injuries from chemical flammability/reactivity, contact with corrosive chemicals, asphyxiation hazards or damage to body organs or systems. Workers are at risk of developing occupational diseases, such as contact dermatitis, occupational asthma and occupational cancers.

Proper chemical handling prevents these types of injuries and occupational diseases.

The handling and storing of chemicals is vital to industry. From 2005 to 2014, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) recorded 16,207 chemical-related lost-time injuries (LTIs) from exposure to caustic, noxious or allergenic substances.

Employers are responsible for protecting workers from chemical handling hazards.

Some of the hazards workers could be exposed to include:

•Acute or chronic exposure to chemical contaminants through inhalation, ingestion and skin contact resulting in injury to organs or body systems (e.g. lung damage following acute ammonia exposure; Hard Metal Disease following chronic cobalt exposure)

•Burns and other injuries or death related to chemical flammability and explosion (e.g. dispensing of flammable chemicals without grounding and bonding, hot work on chemical containers without proper cleaning)

•Asphyxiation hazards due to exposure to gases that displace oxygen (simple asphyxiants) or exposure to a chemical that affects the ability of the body to use oxygen (e.g. hydrogen cyanide, carbon monoxide)

•Burns to eyes and skin through contact with acidic or caustic chemicals

•Occupational cancers as the result of long-term chemical exposures (e.g. asbestos, benzene)

•Occupational dermatitis (e.g. metal working fluids)

•Occupational asthma (e.g. isocyanates)

To read the full article click
https://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/sawo/pubs/fs_chemical.php

 

Now Offering On line WHMIS GHS & TDG Training!

Canadian Business Health Management Inc. in association with Worksite Safety Compliance Centre is now offering our clients on line WHMIS GHS and Transportation of Dangerous Goods training. WHMIS 2015 Certification program has been developed to meet and exceed the Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Regulations. This comprehensive course includes the new Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling for chemicals (GHS), as well as WHMIS legislation introduced in 1988.

TDG Certification program has been developed in compliance with Transport Canada’s Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act and Regulations.

This course covers all aspects of the TDG system, aimed primarily at ensuring students will have a clear understanding of the requirements of the following guidelines:

Guideline B – Persons Handling Dangerous Goods
Guideline C – Offering for Transport of Dangerous Goods
Guideline D – Transportation of Dangerous Goods

 

A TDG certificate is valid for three years. TDG certificates are not transferable (a new certificate is required each time a driver changes employment)

 

CBHM Public Program Dates 2016
For pricing and further information contact our office or register via our website…click here
upcoming-public-courses

 

Contact CBHM for all your Health & Safety / First Aid Training.  
Services are offered throughout Ontario. Call 1.866.461.2246