Entries by Ken Turnbull

Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace

Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace What is Bullying and Harassment? Eliminating bullying and harassment in the workplace is essential for a healthy work environment.  When is a worker considered to be bullied and harassed? It is when someone in the workplace says or does something towards another that is meant to discourage or upset […]

How to Avoid Injuries in Your Home

How to Avoid Injuries in Your Home While workplace safety is of high concern, it is also important to note that injuries at home are more common than injuries in the workplace, and at home injuries then lead to missed work.  Per Statistics Canada, from 2009 – 2010, only 18.3% of injuries to working-age people […]

Hearing Loss Prevention from the Employer’s Perspective

Hearing Loss Prevention from the Employer’s Perspective: 3 Questions Management Should Ask Itself According to Statistics Canada, in 2012 and 2013, 20% of adults between the ages of 19 and 79 sustained measurable hearing loss over the course of a single year. If that wasn’t concerning enough, Statistics Canada also found that 42% of Canadians […]

How to Prevent the Hazards of UV Radiation

How to Prevent the Hazards of UV Radiation Although ultraviolet (UV) radiation can come from a number of sources, the sun is the most common. Excessive exposure to UV radiation is known to cause problems like skin cancer, sunburns, eye irritation and even blindness. As such, people working with UV-emitting devices like welders, arc lights, […]

How to Conduct a Workplace Inspection

How to Conduct a Workplace Inspection Workplace inspections help detect hazards and the risk quotient of a workplace as far as injury-prone zones go. Through such inspections, you get to know your workplace’s current state and mitigate unsafe working areas from cropping up. Below we’ll show you how to conduct a workplace inspection to keep […]

What You Need to Know About Fall Protection

What You Need to Know About Fall Protection Using the right equipment and knowing all about protecting yourself while on a site is something that all construction professionals learn from day one. However, each job site is different and has its own unique requirements and challenges. This can often leave workers feeling unsure about a […]

Information on the Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Information on the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Dangerous goods consist of a list of goods that can severely harm or kill people if the company that transports them does not take the necessary precautions. In Canada, people refer to dangerous goods as hazardous materials, and sometimes they call them HAZMAT. Goods that are radioactive, corrosive, […]

Working Safely in a Confined Space

Working Safely in a Confined Space What is a confined space, what risks are involved and what should you know to ensure you are working safely in these conditions? Below, we explain how you can make sure that you and your team are working safely in a confined space. A confined space is a partially […]

Refusing to Work in an Unsafe Environment

Refusing to Work in an Unsafe Environment It is the right of every employee to refuse to work in an unsafe environment.  If there are reasonable grounds to believe you or others are carrying out your task in a potentially dangerous environment, you should refuse to work under those conditions.  Make an immediate report to […]