August 2011

Elevated Work Platform Safety – Part of the MOL Blitz for August 2011

August 19, 2011

The Ontario Ministry of Labour Safety Blitz for the month of the August 2011 focuses on access equipment.  Access equipment includes elevated work platforms and ladders. Last post you learned about ladder safety.  This time you will find out about elevated work platform safety practices.  Falls are one of the most common causes of occupational […]

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Ladder Safety – Part of the MOL Blitz for August 2011

August 17, 2011

The Ontario Ministry of Labour Safety Blitz for the month of the August 2011 focuses on access equipment.  Access equipment includes ladders, and elevated work platforms. Falls are one of the most common causes of occupational fatalities. Since ladders and elevated work platforms pose fall hazards, following recommended safety standards can reduce accidental injuries and deaths. […]

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Health and Safety Orientation for New Workers

August 10, 2011

In my last post we talked about young workers or any new worker for that matter being at higher risk for having an accident at work.  Did you know new workers are 24% more likely to be injured on the job than other more experienced workers, especially in the first few days of employment?  All new employees need to […]

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