Handling materials shouldn't cause injuries or fatalities. Nor should it be a back-breaking job. Failing to protect workers from either mechanical or manual material handling injuries can be costly. For example, an employer was recently fined $50,000 for failing to ensure that materials were mechanically carried or moved in a way that did not endanger the safety of a worker. And, according to WSIB data, a musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) caused by improper manual material handling, such as a back strain, results in 70 days lost, on average, which can easily exceed $50,000.
Are you taking every reasonable precaution to protect your workers from material handling hazards? Ministry of Labour inspectors will visit workplaces from September 14 to October 23, 2015 to ensure that employers are protecting workers from these hazards.
This live webinar, featuring a Ministry of Labour representative, will help you prepare for the blitz. Highlights include:
Why focus on material handling?
What inspectors will look for during the blitz?
Which industry sectors will be targeted?
The webinar will be of interest to firms in the industrial, warehousing and distribution sectors.
This is a complimentary, pre-recorded one-hour webinar with PPT slides. After registration, you will be delivered an email confirmation containing instructions on how to view the presentation.
Initial broadcast date: Thursday, September 10, 2015.