- What PPE do the general safety regulations require?
- The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) contains 50 sections and 20 sets of regulations. The different regulations specify the specific requirements you must adhere to. This includes requirements about Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Read on to find out what the general safety regulations require when it comes to PPE.
When it comes to PPE, you can't just comply with the regulations y... ››› more
- [18 January 2017]
- Employees have duties too! Here are four ways to ensure that your employees adhere to Health and Safety rules
- Your employees are obliged to cooperate with you, particularly when it comes to health and safety. After all, ensuring safety on all levels is key to the smooth running of your business. Here are four ways to ensure your employees comply with Environmental, health and safety laws and company policies...
1. Include a Health and Safety clause in all your contracts of employment:
State that... ››› more
- [11 August 2015]
- Make sure your sub-contractors comply with their duties!
- In the construction industry, a major impact was brought by the Construction Regulations changes. As a consequence, you must ensure your Principal Contractor and sub-contractors are doing their new duties so they can all successfully carry out any of your contracts.
When talking about the new sub-contractors' duties, by sub-contractor we mean a person who your principal contractor employs. It d... ››› more
- [04 June 2015]
- Ensure compliance with safety regulations by monitoring and reviewing your Health and Safety Plan
- Your Health and Safety Plan needs to be dynamic so you can respond to changing circumstances and easily implement new safety regulations.
For this to happen, you must ensure your Principal Contractor performs regular safety audits on the construction work he does.
And you must ensure your Health and Safety Plan provides a safe and healthy environment for everyone on site.
Sounds like a ... ››› more
- [04 May 2015]
- Who's in charge of health and safety communication in your company?
- Here's something you probably don't know: It doesn't matter what your job title is, if you're in charge of communications then you're in charge of communicating your health and safety plans and procedures to your staff.
Your legal obligations for your health and safety communication system
Your main duty is to provide the right information, instructions, training and super... ››› more
- [24 April 2015]
- Working in confined spaces: Six general safety regulations you need to know
- Confined spaces fall under specific regulations since the risks they impose on health and safety are higher than those in a different space. Today we're going to look at what you can do to keep your employees safe when working in confinded spaces.
But first, let's understand what make a confined space so risky
When it comes to a confined space (or an enclosed space), you should know that this... ››› more
- [01 April 2015]
- Do these three things to limit your employees' exposure to harmful substances
- Different harmful substances have different regulations but they all have similar instructions you must follow to limit your employees' exposure.
If you don't follow these instructions, not only are you putting your employees in harm's way, you're also violating OHS Act regulations.
Read on to discover three things you need to do to limit your employees' exposure according to the OHS Act... ... ››› more
- [24 December 2014]
- Do you know how the OHS Act regulate the use of asbestos?
- Asbestos is a serious health hazard. If your employees have to work with the substance, they're in constant danger andyou need to protect them from it.
The OHS Act even has regulations about what you need to do to protect your employees from this hazard.
If you don't follow these regulations, not only are your employees in danger, but you're also guilty of non-compliance.
Read on to find... ››› more
- [15 October 2014]
- Do you know what health risks the DoL inspector will look for when he inspects your workplace?
- The OHS Act has clear regulations when it comes to health risks in your workplace. These regulations outline what you must do to protect your employees from these health risks.
That's why, when a DoL inspector pays you a visit, he'll check you followed those regulations to deal with health risks in your workplace.
If an inspector knocks on your door, do you know what health risks he'll look... ››› more
- [15 October 2014]
- Do you understand why the OHS Act stipulates risk assessments as a business must?
- One of the regulations in the OHS Act tells you that you must assess your workplace to identify the risks in it.
If you don't understand the reason behind this instruction, you might not use your risk assessments effectively.
To ensure you comply with the Act properly and use your risks assessment effectively, we're revealing the reason behind this OHS regulation. Read on to discover what it... ››› more
- [08 October 2014]