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Small Biz Safety Podcast Episode 9 | Free Health and Safety Training for Your HSR

Get the latest from the Public Health Agency of Canada on what activities are recommended for fully vaccinated Canadians (4:21). You’ll also hear tips on chemical safety and get 5 questions you should ask about every chemical in your business (9:49). Then, hear how your business’ HSR/JHSC can assist with building inspections and maintenance in the context of the recent condo collapse in Florida. (23:12).

Note: This episode was recorded on July 13, 2021. All information presented was in effect at that time (the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skill Development health and safety representative (HSR) reimbursement is no longer available). Please check with your local Public Health unit to confirm up-to-date prevention measures that are in place in your area.

Resources For This Week's Topics

Reopening Ontario

Roadmap to Reopen

WSIB Small Business Health & Safety Leadership Awards

In the News: Small Business Health & Safety Training program / Fully Vaccinated Recommendations/Small Business Health & Safety Training Program

Ontario Keeping Workers Safe As Province Reopens - Free health and safety training now available for small businesses - Health and safety for small businesses

Vaccination Resources

What being vaccinated against COVID-19 means for me - 

Using masks in the workplace

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for COVID-19 Prevention - Public Health Ontario  

IPAC Recommendations for Use of PPE for Care of Individuals - Public Health Ontario 

Chemical Management – it’s more than just WHMIS

COVID-19 and WHMIS: 7 Disinfectant Do's and Don'ts 

How to engage your employees in chemical exposure prevention 

Hazardous Materials resources 

Chemical Handling resources 

Workbook for Designated Substance Assessments 

Animated video - Napo in... danger: chemicals!

The Last Word: Building inspections

Ontario eLaws (refer to 25(2)(n))

Report of the Elliot Lake Commission of Inquiry – Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General 

Contact Workplace Safety & Prevention Services

Visit the WSPS Small Business Centre

Have questions? Contact the WSPS Duty Consultant by email or call 1-877-494-WSPS (9777)

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