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Newfoundland & Labrador – Health & Safety


Hubble Bubble Trouble: tobacco law changes impact e-cigs and shisha

Since June 7, 2016, e-cigarettes and non-tobacco shisha have been included in the newly named Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act, and more changes came into effect this year.

Creating a workplace free from violence

One of the requirements of Occupational Health and Safety is conducting a workplace violence risk assessment. But what constitutes workplace violence, and how can you best protect your employees? We offer guidance on how to conduct an assessment and how to use the information to create a workplace free from violence.

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.

Understanding Newfoundland and Labrador’s Occupational Health and Safety Requirements

Do you need help understanding what is required of your small business under the Newfoundland and Labrador Occupational Health and Safety Act? We can help you save time and get the answers.

New training standards for Occupational Health and Safety Committees

As of July 1, 2015 new standards will come into effect with regards to training for Occupational Health and Safety Committees and Representatives in Newfoundland and Labrador. Do you know the requirements for your workplace?

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.

Don’t forget! Tips from Occupational Health and Safety inspectors in Atlantic Canada

Most businesses do a good job when it comes to Occupational Health and Safety, but sometimes there are areas that business owners might overlook. Here is a list of some items you don’t want to forget.

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.

WHMIS: frequently asked questions

The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is a nationwide system to provide information on hazardous materials used in the workplace.
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