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Ministry of Labour Initiatives

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Is your JHSC effective? Take the quiz “If you’re not assessing the results of what you’ve done, how are you going to measure your success?” asks Yvonne O’Reilly of O’Reilly Health & Safety Consulting.  At WSPS’ Partners in Prevention 2019 Health & Safety Conference & Trade Show, Yvonne introduced her session, “Building a Better Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC),” with a 10-point yes-or-no quiz for committees to start assessing their effectiveness. Whether your JHSC has just started up or existed for years, this quiz can help you identify what your committee is doing right and where it could improve. 
 
Management lessons learned from lifting equipment prosecutions Preventable incidents involving lift trucks continue to take a heavy toll on workers and employers in Ontario each year. The headlines say it all: workers suffer permanent injuries or death and employers face tens of thousands of dollars in fines. We asked WSPS Warehouse and Racking Specialist Chuck Leon what employers can learn about managing lift truck safety from four recent incidents. Here’s what he had to say.
What we can all do to keep young and new workers safe While young workers are busy thinking about starting new summer jobs and others are rejoining the workforce, they may not realize that their “newness” to the world of work could be hazardous to their health. Research from the Institute for Work and Health (IWH) reveals that new workers in the first month on the job have more than three times the risk of a lost-time injury as workers with more than a year’s experience on the job.
8 workplace strategies for managing employee fatigue Sleep-related fatigue has reached epidemic proportions in Canada, says Mike Harnett, President of Solaris Fatigue Management. “Three quarters of the population are not getting the minimum required amount of sleep. Employees are showing up for work cognitively or physically unable to do the job to the extent that you expect.” 
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