A Firm Foundation: The Efforts to Improve Safety in Canada’s Construction Industry

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There has been a lot of change within the Canadian construction industry over the past few years towards sustainability and improved safety practices. The large number of federal, provincial and territorial safety associations are trying to make a difference in the safety statistics, but the annual fatality rate for the construction industry is still way …

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Legislation for Lone Working in British Columbia

British Columbia lone worker legislation and regulations

As Canada is divided into federal, provincial and territorial jurisdictions here is the legislation pertaining to lone workers in British Columbia. Businesses that operate in British Columbia (with the exception of mines and federally chartered workplaces), are legally required to comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (OHSR) created by WorkSafeBC. Under section 4.21 of …

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WorkSafeBC update to Work Alone Regulations

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WorkSafeBC update to Work Alone regulations We all know that in the province of British Columbia, employers who are under the jurisdiction of the Worker’s Compensation Board (WorkSafeBC) must implement a working alone program if they have workers who are assigned to work alone or in isolation. This requirement has been in place for many …

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Legislation & Policy for Lone Working in Ontario and Nova Scotia

Ontario and Nova Scotia lone worker legislation and regulations

As Canada is divided into federal, provincial and territorial jurisdictions here is the legislation and policy pertaining to workers and lone workers in Ontario and Nova Scotia, including the associated work alone regulations. Summary of Ontario Lone Worker Legislation Ontario does not have a specific regulation concerned with “working alone” although the Regulation for Industrial Establishments specifies …

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Legislation & Policy for Lone Workers in Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador lone worker legislation and regulations

As Canada is divided into federal, provincial and territorial jurisdictions here is the legislation and policy pertaining to workers and lone workers in Newfoundland and Labrador, including the associated work alone regulations. Summary of Newfoundland and Labrador Lone Worker Legislation In 2009 the government of Newfoundland and Labrador introduced working alone section into their Occupational …

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Legislation & Policy for Lone Workers in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan lone worker legislation and regulations

As Canada is divided into federal, provincial and territorial jurisdictions here is the legislation and policy pertaining to workers and lone workers in Saskatchewan, including the associated work alone regulations. Summary of Saskatchewan Lone Worker Legislation Saskatchewan legislation compels businesses to act appropriately in identifying and minimizing as much risk as possible, while also including …

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Canadian Privacy Laws

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Canada has two federal Privacy laws: The Privacy Act 1983, applies to the federal government’s handling of personal information. The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act 2000 (PIPEDA), applies to how businesses handle personal information. PIPEDA sets out clear rules to follow for private sector businesses in Canada that handle personal information. Any company …

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Lower your costs with COR – Certificate of Recognition

What is COR? The Certificate of Recognition (COR) is a certification program in Canada that evaluates employers’ occupational health and safety management system and recognizes those who are proactive about workplace safety.[1] In the past, COR has predominantly been in the construction industry, however, many provinces have expanded to other industries. Why Get COR? Competitive …

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