Articles in Category: OHS Leadership

Why do some workers take risks?

Why do some workers take risks?

Many of us take risks in their daily lives, such as using our cell phone while driving or exceeding the speed limits, while fortunately avoiding any potential injury and damage. We are rewarded by a certain convenience when we take risks, such as apparent time savings as well as the tacit approval of observers who do not oppose our risky behaviour.

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The SPI experts answer your questions!

The SPI experts answer your questions!

Since June 2017, SPI produces each week an instructional video on important occupational health and safety topics. Designed to answer your OHS questions, these one-minute videos address almost every health and safety topics.

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Construction workers: 3 or 4 times more accidents

Construction workers: 3 or 4 times more accidents

In Canada, more than 450 workers were killed and 63 000 were injured over the last ten years. These injuries cost the Canadian society nearly 19.8 billion dollars each year in health care expenditures and reduced productivity, hospitalizations, disabilities and premature deaths

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5 Keys to Success in OHS Management

5 Keys to Success in OHS Management

The mission of the OHS manager is to support companies by identifying risks and hazards potential, and providing tailored solutions to address them. Each step of their assessment will lead to the control of these problems and the creation of a prevention and risk management plan. Multidisciplinary and highly skilled, these managers are essential for the organization as they teach and involve each stakeholder into taking action on a daily basis to prevent risks. Also, they know how to react when facing a challenge.

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Do you know your OHS profile?

Do you know your OHS profile?

Did you know that 70% of companies that suffer a major disaster such a fire, an explosion or a toxic substance leak close down in the subsequent months?

Therefore, it is important for company leaders and managers to effectively identify all risks and implement an occupational health and safety management strategy.

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Carbon monoxide: an invisible threat

Carbon monoxide: an invisible threat

Each year in Canada, carbon monoxide is responsible for thousands of poisoning cases, and is the leading cause of intoxication in confined spaces. That is why it is important to protect your employees against this hazard and detect carbon monoxide before it can affect them. Getting to know your enemy is the key for better protection.

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