#33 – Workplace racking 101: What your small biz needs to know
Small Biz Safety
by Workplace Safety & Prevention Services
3w ago
What is rack safety and what should your business do to get started? Get answers and practical tips to keep your workers and your operations protected. Guests are Marc and Charles from Damotech. Plus, get tips on winter hazards for work and home. Note: This episode was recorded on January 24, 2024. All information presented was in effect at that time.  Show Notes Damotech Rack Safety Blog - Damotech Rack Safety Flywheel Resources and Downloads Damotech - Damotech helps companies keep their warehouses and employees safe by maintaining the integrity of their pallet racking systems. NEW re ..read more
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#32 - Retail theft is on the rise: is your small business prepared?
Small Biz Safety
by Workplace Safety & Prevention Services
3M ago
With rising inflation, businesses both big and small are struggling with an increase in theft and retail crime. Is your business prepared? We share training tips so your workers know how to respond to suspicious activity and theft. Then, get reminders on personal security as we approach the holiday season. Note: This episode was recorded on November 1, 2023. All information presented was in effect at that time.    Show Notes Building an OHS Policy and Program: Violence Assessment (WSPS.CA) Quick Safety Tips: Violence and Harassment in the Workplace (WSPS.CA) Reporting Workplace ..read more
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#31 - How prioritizing workplace culture pays!
Small Biz Safety
by Workplace Safety & Prevention Services
4M ago
How can moving towards a healthy workplace culture improve your small business? Learn simple steps you can take to retain great people and boost productivity. Then, hear about three free tools that simplify health and safety - and save you time! Guest is Kelly Hultink, WSPS Consultant, Workplace Mental Health. Note: This episode was recorded on October 11, 2023. All information presented was in effect at that time.  Show Notes Level Up! Ontario Skilled Trades Fairs Healthy Workplaces: Positive Workplace Culture Download a copy of Psychological Safety in Practice: A Guidebook for M ..read more
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#30 - Your autumn safety checklist: preparing your workplace for seasonal changes
Small Biz Safety
by Workplace Safety & Prevention Services
5M ago
As the cooler weather approaches, we have your autumn safety checklist for work and home. Plus, learn about new licensing requirements for temporary help agencies in Ontario.  Note: This episode was recorded on September 14, 2023. All information presented was in effect at that time.  SHOW NOTES Temporary Help Agencies Licensing for temporary help agencies and recruiters – Ontario.ca Autumn Safety Checklist Travelling in rural areas this Fall? 10 tips on sharing the road with farm equipment Road safety: winter edition Top 3 winter hazards: how to keep employees safe Stop slips, tr ..read more
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#29 – Protect employees from wildfire smoke
Small Biz Safety
by Workplace Safety & Prevention Services
7M ago
Wildfires are expected to continue for the rest of the summer and to increase in intensity, severity, size and duration in future. Learn how you can use the Air Quality Index and protect employees from the impact of wildfire smoke. Guest is WSPS Occupational Hygienist, Gord Pajuluoma. Note: This episode was recorded on July 19, 2023. All information presented was in effect at that time.  Show Notes 6 ways to protect employees from wildfire smoke Wildfire Smoke in Canada: Understand the health risks to ensure workplace safety with a Q&A Infographic: Understanding Canada's Air Qua ..read more
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#28 – Responding to wildfires, staffing shortages and violence in the workplace: expert tips for your business
Small Biz Safety
by Workplace Safety & Prevention Services
8M ago
Wildfires, staffing shortages, and violence in the workplace are issues many businesses have been faced with lately. We welcome Alexandra from Camping in Ontario to share insights on how campgrounds across the province have tackled these hazards. Hear tips to keep your workplace safe that apply to any industry. Plus, learn about the new naloxone legislation now in effect.  Note: This episode was recorded on June 7, 2023. All information presented was in effect at that time.  Show Notes Naloxone  Naloxone kits and addictions in the workplace: balancing privacy with responsi ..read more
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#27 – How to reduce manufacturing injuries: new study sheds light on causes and solutions
Small Biz Safety
by Workplace Safety & Prevention Services
10M ago
A new WSPS and Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) study reveals a disconnect between how workers and managers view health and safety. Hear tips on bridging the gap between workers and managers, and ideas to improve health and safety communication and protect your business. Guests are members of the research team Craig Fairclough of WSPS and Chun-Yip Hon of TMU.    Note: This episode was recorded on May 3, 2023. All information presented was in effect at that time.   SHOW NOTES   Threads of Life – Steps for Life Fundraiser Steps for Life – Walking for Families of Workpla ..read more
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#26 – Young workers: the right training can keep your business running
Small Biz Safety
by Workplace Safety & Prevention Services
11M ago
In Ontario, young workers are 3x more likely to be injured in their first 30 days on the job than at any other point in their working life. Learn 3 important tips all young workers should hear and how to share messages they need to stay safe and keep your business running. This episode was recorded on April 3, 2023. All information presented was current and in effect at that time.   SHOW NOTES Young Worker Resources New and Young Worker Resource Stream - WSPS.CA Quick Safety Tip videos - New and Young Workers - WSPS Checklist - New Worker Orientation Guide - WSPS.CA Contact Workplace Sa ..read more
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#24 – NEW Naloxone requirements: will they impact your business?
Small Biz Safety
by Workplace Safety & Prevention Services
1y ago
There are new naloxone requirements for Ontario workplaces – do you need to comply? Find out when the new legislation comes into effect and how it could impact your business (0:53). Then, hear how an easy-to-use tool and short video can make hazard assessments simpler (5:40). Note: This episode was recorded on January 24, 2022. All information presented was in effect at that time. Naloxone and the Workplace New naloxone requirements: do you need to comply? Your top questions answered (WSPS.CA) - The answer depends on whether your workers are at risk of overdose. But how do you determine that ..read more
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#23 – Mailbag: Safety Experts Answer Your Questions
Small Biz Safety
by Workplace Safety & Prevention Services
1y ago
It’s time for our experts to answer your questions! Find out about the latest on masking guidance, learn how to reduce the risk of violence and harassment during stressful times, and if you regularly employ 6-19 people, find out how you can get free safety training! And just in time for the holidays, hear about safe food handling, winter driving tips, and decorating safety as you make the season merry and bright.  Note: This episode was recorded on December 6, 2022. All information presented was in effect at that time. SHOW NOTES Question 1: Masking Some resources that can help you addre ..read more
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