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Canada – Health & Safety


How to avoid heat stress in your workplace

Depending on the type of work being done, heat stress can happen at any time of year, but summer in Canada can mean extreme temperatures. Learn how to identify and prevent heat induced illness at your place of business.

Ask the health and safety inspector: Tips for small business owners

Every business has health and safety requirements to meet, regardless of size and industry. As an employer, it is important to be aware of your responsibilities. Atlantic Canada’s CFIB Business Counsellors talked to Health and Safety Officers to get information on inspections and what to expect.

Managing stress at work: a how-to for employers

Stress is a leading cause of absenteeism in the workplace. As an employer, you should know what your responsibilities are when employees show signs of stress or take a stress-related leave of absence. To help you understand this rising issue in business, we have put together background information on some of the most common questions. Advice is free for members: call 1-888-234-2232.

Return to Work: Being prepared can save your business

By effectively managing workers compensation claims through CFIB’s exclusive-to-members Return to Work package, you can help get employees back to work safely and quickly, and limit the impact of claims on your business.

Protect your employees when working in extreme cold temperatures

Working in extreme cold temperatures can result in lower work efficiency, illness, injuries and higher accident rates. Learn how to identify and prevent many cold-induced problems at your small business. Advice is free for members: call 1-888-234-2232.

Safety first: incorporating the Globally Harmonized System into WHMIS training

All Canadian employers must develop, implement, and maintain a worker education program so workers can work safely with hazardous products and materials. We can help you learn more about the new Globally Harmonized System (GHS) and how it relates to WHMIS so your employees are up to date on health and safety training. Advice is free for members: call 1-888-234-2232.

Improve Health and Safety in Your Workplace Today

Employers and employees want healthy and safe workplaces. A healthy and safe workplace provides an atmosphere with less worry, reduces the risks of fines and penalties, and creates a more productive and happy work environment. Find out more here. Advice is free for members: call 1-888-234-2232.

Ebola Pandemic, Influenza and your business

A pandemic is different from other disasters because multiple locations could be affected simultaneously. There are six key questions that businesses need to answer as they plan for surviving a pandemic.

Occupational Health and Safety

Every business owner wants employees to feel they are working in a safe environment – this is common sense. But it also makes good business sense to ensure that you are operating as safely as possible. Focusing on safety is one way to minimize liability and risk within your business – and that translates into a healthy bottom line.

The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act : What you need to know

The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act came into effect on June 20th, 2011. The purpose of the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act is to protect the public by addressing or preventing dangers to human health or safety that are posed by consumer products in Canada. If you are a manufacturer, importer, retailer, advertiser, product tester or product packager of a consumer product, this act applies to you.
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