Why Canada’s Agricultural Lone Workers need Protecting

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When compared with other Canadian industrial sectors, agriculture is a dangerous occupation. One way to bring down fatality numbers and improve safety for agricultural workers is to use a lone worker system. The Rising Rate of Agricultural Fatalities The most recent data available tells of 1,027 workplace related deaths across Canada throughout 2018 up from …

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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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Canadian Legislation – The Joint Health and Safety Committee

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If you are operating a business in Canada, you need to have a Joint Health and Safety Committee. The committee can also be called the Joint Work Site Health and Safety Committee, Occupational Health Committee, Workplace Safety and Health Committee, or The Occupational Health and Safety Committee. What is a Joint Health and Safety Committee …

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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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Northwest Territories and Nunavut Safety Act

The Northwest Territories and Nunavut lone worker legislation and regulations

As Canada is divided into federal, provincial and territorial jurisdictions here is the legislation pertaining to lone workers for The Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Summary of Northwest Territories and Nunavut Lone Worker Legislation In September 2016 the NORTHWEST TERRITORIES & NUNAVUT CODES OF PRACTICE was produced by the local government in accordance with the Northwest …

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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 Alberta

Alberta 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 Alberta, including the associated work alone regulations. If an employer has staff who work alone, the OHS code requires the employer to conduct a hazard assessment, implement safety measures, maintain contact at …

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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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Legislation & Policy for Lone Workers in Quebec

Quebec 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 Quebec, including the associated work alone regulations. Summary of Quebec Lone Worker Legislation Quebec’s Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations have very recently been updated and include article 322, which informs …

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Legislation & Policy for Lone Workers in Manitoba

Manitoba 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 Manitoba, including the associated work alone regulations. Manitoba has a fantastic document the MANITOBA LABOUR AND IMMIGRATION WORKPLACE SAFETY AND HEALTH Code of Practice For Workers Working Alone or in Isolation. It …

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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 Yukon

Information about Yukon 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 Yukon, including the associated regulations. Summary of Yukon Lone Worker Legislation The Yukon does not have specific legislation for lone workers other than article 3.(1)(d) which states; (Without limiting the generality of …

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Legislation for Lone Working in New Brunswick

New Brunswick lone worker legislation and regulations

As Canada is divided into federal, provincial and territorial jurisdictions here is the legislation pertaining to lone workers in New Brunswick. Summary of New Brunswick Lone Worker Legislation Since 1992 New Brunswick has had very detailed and comprehensive regulations regarding lone workers. The Occupational Health and Safety Act has the Code of Practice for Working …

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Legislation for Lone Working on Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island lone worker legislation and regulations

As Canada is divided into federal, provincial and territorial jurisdictions here is the legislation pertaining to lone workers on Prince Edward Island. Summary of Prince Edward Island Lone Worker Legislation On Prince Edward Island, the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act and its General Regulations describe the standards for occupational health and safety and the …

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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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A collaborative approach to safety strategy in Canadian logistics

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I recently worked with a logistics company which delivers goods across Canada. They were interested in improving their Occupational Health and Safety Management System and their overall safety strategy. This company had the basics covered but were eager to develop a system that met all jurisdictional requirements. Over several months, I met with the company …

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Sub-Contractors and your Health and Safety Program

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The first myth we need to disburse is that you are somehow not responsible for your sub-contractors health and safety while they are working on your job site or working in your name. This is not even a gray area anymore. For example Workers Compensation Board (WCB) in British Columbia looks at whether the sub-contractor …

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