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Newfoundland & Labrador – Health & Safety


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.

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

As of 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 will come into effect next year.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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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