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Understanding Everyone’s Roles When It Comes to Workplace Health and Safety

Posted on Aug 16, 2017 by Shyamala Nathan-Turner

 

Ensuring health and safety in your workplace is the responsibility of everyone – employers, supervisors, owners, constructors, suppliers and workers.

While some have a much larger role to play, it is important that everyone understands their responsibilities and does everything they can to ensure themselves, and everyone around them, prevent injury as well as they can.

To help you on your way to a safer work environment, here are some of the roles and duties of people in your workplace. For the official duties of each member, see the Government of Ontario’s website and the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).

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Avoiding The Silent Killer – Heat Stress

Posted on Jul 31, 2017 by Shyamala Nathan-Turner

 

Extreme heat is a significant risk to Canadians, especially seniors, children, and those with chronic illness. Surprisingly, it’s estimated that  120 people die each year  in Toronto, from conditions caused by exposure to extreme heat. Extreme heat is called the ‘silent killer’ because it’s not a visible environmental threat like a fire or flood.

With summer is in full swing, temperatures are rising, and we are spending more and more time outside, which means we need to be on the lookout for heat stress, or heat-related illnesses.

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Working From Heights Training Requirement Extended

Posted on May 29, 2017 by Shyamala Nathan-Turner

 

Workers who use fall protection on a construction project must take an approved ‘working at heights’ training program.

The training is in the Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training Regulation, and is on top of the training requirements under the Construction Regulation.

 

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F.A.S.T. Rescue to Demonstrate How to Make Corporate CPR Training Fun at Partners in Prevention 2017!

Posted on Apr 26, 2017 by Shyamala Nathan-Turner

 

Visit Booth #929 to Experience Interactive CPR Practice System

Toronto, ON – May 2, 2017 - (www.fast-rescue.com) - F.A.S.T. Rescue, one of Canada’s leading providers of workplace safety training, with top instructors approved by the Canadian Red Cross, are excited to be demonstrating ‘How To Make Your Corporate CPR Training fun” by using an interactive CPR skills practice system, on Booth #929, at the Partners In Prevention, 2017, Health & Safety, Conference & Trade Show May 2-3, at The International Centre, Mississauga, Ontario.

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Workplace Safety and First Aid Regulations for WSIB in Ontario

Posted on Mar 17, 2017 by Shyamala Nathan-Turner

 

By law, all employers in the province of Ontario who are covered by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act must have accessible first aid equipment available to workers at all times, adequate safety training for their employees, as well as provide a safe working environment.

The different requirements that are necessary for a workplace, in regards to the First Aid Kits, training and facilities will always vary depending on how many employees are employed at the company, and on a shift during one time.

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Genie Lift Safety Notice

Posted on Mar 13, 2017 by Shyamala Nathan-Turner

 

There has been a safety noticed published regarding specific Genie Lift models, including GS-3232, GS-4047 and X-14. The issue is a control system malfunction, dated February 27, 2017.

The issue with the GS-3232 model is regarding a control system malfunction affecting the operator’s ability to lift and drive the machine in a safe manor. This new safety notice takes place of safety notice 120013 which was issued on October 15, 2012.

The malfunction with GS4047 and X-14 is causing the platform of the unit to lower after the controls have been released, resulting in unintended machine movement. This malfunction can result in hazardous situations for the operator and others in the area.

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How to Help When Someone Has Fainted

Posted on Feb 22, 2017 by Shyamala Nathan-Turner

 

You are out for the afternoon on your day off running errands. All of a sudden you notice someone is about to faint. You are the only one around to notice, so what do you do?

There is, in fact, a lot you can do to help someone who has fainted or shows signs that they are about to faint. This month’s blog is going to focus on noticing the symptoms of someone who is fainting and what to do if you catch yourself in a situation where you need to assist someone.

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The Benefits of Having CPR on Your Resume

Posted on Jan 24, 2017 by Shyamala Nathan-Turner

 

Whether you are applying for a part-time job, a contract position or even your dream job, writing a resume is not an easy task. It is always difficult to decide what you should include and how in-depth you should be about your experiences.

A great section to have somewhere on your resume is a certification section. This looks great to an employer as it shows your interests, willing to learn and role of responsibility. This is one of the many reasons it is beneficial to have a CPR certification listed on your resume.

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Safety Courses and Student Discounts

Posted on Dec 19, 2016 by Shyamala Nathan-Turner

 

Attention all students! The Holiday season is among us, which means you will all have a break from school and studying. Of course, this is a time of year where we gather with our loved ones and celebrate another year’s end, but what are you doing on all of your other days off? Do you have some empty days where you want to get ahead on the following semester? If so, we have a treat for you.

Why not take a First Aid safety course during your holiday break? You can choose between 3 course levels that will best suit your needs. We offer a variety of courses all over Southern Ontario and the GTA. Take a look below for detailed course descriptions.

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Prepare Your Vehicle For a Safe Winter

Posted on Nov 16, 2016 by Shyamala Nathan-Turner

 

The season of cold weather and snow is quickly approaching. With the first snow fall already behind us, we need to think about if we are all ready to face the treacherous weather that is about to come our way. There are multiple things that need to be winterized and prepared before the snow and ice comes. One of the most important safety measures that needs to be addressed before the winter weather begins is preparing your vehicle, ensuring that it is ready to take on the harsh weather of ice and snow. But how do you do that? Listed below are a few tips and tricks on how to prepare your vehicle for the winter.

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