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Small Biz Safety Podcast Episode 25 | Working with machines | being proactive about safety pays!

A Kitchener company and its CEO were fined $100,000 for machine guarding violations – could this happen to you? Protect your people and your business by learning about your legal requirements and the power of identifying hazards/risks and putting controls in place. Today’s guest is Rafik Zaki, Specialized Consultant (Machine Safety) at WSPS.

This episode was recorded on February 28, 2023. All information presented was current and in effect at that time.

Resources For This Week's Topics

Machine and Robot Safety Resources

CSA Partnered Training Courses (One Day)

Safeguarding of Machinery - Understanding and Applying CSA Z432

Robot Safety – Decoding and Applying CSA Z434 

Half-day Training Options

Lockout/Tagout Safety Essentials

Managing Machine Safety

Managing Robot Safety

Managing Pre-Start Reviews


  • Machine and Robot Safeguarding Assessments (Note:  WSPS does not provide Pre-start Reviews)

  • Lockout/Placard Development Facilitation

  • Risk Assessment Training and Facilitation

  • Control of Hazardous Energy (LOTO) Program Development

Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. O.1 (


Guideline for pre-start health and safety reviews |

Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) – Pre-Start Health and Safety Review Guideline 

CSA Group Store

ANSI Webstore 

ANSI Webstore, RIA TR R15.306 (Risk Assessment Methodology) 

ISO Store 

Contact Workplace Safety & Prevention Services 

Looking for Small Biz resources and more information? Visit the WSPS Small Business Centre 

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

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