In 2004, the Federal Government passed the Westray Bill (formerly Bill C-45) which amended the Canadian Criminal Code to establish new legal duties regarding workplace health and safety and imposed serious penalties for violations that result in injuries or death.
Ideas and Insights
for Safety Champions
Working alone is one of the most dangerous types of work. Without the ability to reliably call for help, small issues often turn into major catastrophes for both employees and their employer. Helping to manage those risks is exactly why SolusGuard was created. Designed for those who work alone or in unpredictable environments, SolusGuard Mobile workplace safety app turns your mobile phone into a powerful distress signal and reliable mobile monitoring device with five key benefits:
Good communication contributes to a healthy work environment and is critical to improving workplace safety. But knowing how or where to implement effective strategies for communication can be daunting, so we’ve pulled together some proven tips to help get you started.
Accessing adequate resources to build and manage strong safety programs is a major issue for safety leaders. Safety is often viewed as a cost, instead of a strategic long-term investment. In the worst case it can even be viewed as a barrier to profitability. The truth, however, is the exact opposite. Beyond the tragic impacts of loss of life or increased injuries, the negative impacts can be wide-ranging and can severely or permanently destroy a company. Conversely, companies who have strong safety programs often see boosts to performance and productivity across their operations.
Every business has a reputation. It’s the summation of opinions and beliefs about your business which have been formed by your past activities or the biases that people may hold about you. Positive experiences lead to a positive reputation and vice versa. Simple in concept, managing your reputation can, in reality, be like herding cats.