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Canada – Health & Safety

WHMIS and GHS training – separating fact from fiction

You might be getting cold calls from workplace training companies claiming they’re working on behalf of government, trying to sell training on workplace safety and hazardous materials. While most jurisdictions do require employees to be trained on WHMIS/GHS, you do not need to spend thousands of dollars doing so!

Return to Work: Be prepared. Save your business.

As an employer, you are required to make every reasonable effort to accommodate ill or injured workers. If an accident happens at your workplace, you need to be ready to help your employees transition back to work with ease.

Extreme temperatures: Protecting your employees

Extreme temperature is a real danger that Canadian workers can face. Is your workplace prepared for the heat or the cold? Find out what you can do to protect your employees.

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.

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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