Small Biz Safety Podcast Episode 27: How to reduce manufacturing injuries: new study sheds light on causes and solutions
A new WSPS and Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) study reveals a disconnect between how workers and managers view health and safety. Hear tips on bridging the gap between workers and managers, and ideas to improve health and safety communication and protect your business. Guests are members of the research team Craig Fairclough of WSPS and Chun-Yip Hon of TMU.
Note: This episode was recorded on May 3, 2023. All information presented was in effect at that time.
Resources For This Week's Topics
Threads of Life Steps for Life Fundraiser
Steps for Life - Walking for Families of Workplace Tragedy - how to get involved
Comparison of management and workers' perception, attitudes and beliefs toward health and safety in the Ontario manufacturing sector
Comparison of management and workers' perception, attitudes and beliefs toward health and safety in the Ontario manufacturing sector - Abstract of the research study published in the Journal of Safety Research in February 2023
Manufacturing in Ontario: Worker and manager attitudes towards health and safety – This short video highlights the findings of the Comparison of management and workers' perception, attitudes and beliefs toward health and safety in the Ontario manufacturing sector
Sign up for a focus group on manager and worker perceptions in health and safety - You can help contribute to this research project! You'll be asked to share your feelings or perceptions with the research team on workplace health and safety. Each session will run up to 90 minutes and will take place on in June. The focus groups of workers will be seperate from the groups of managers.
New study: closing gaps in worker/manager OHS attitudes key to reducing manufacturing injuries
Duties & Responsibilities: for Employers (guide)
Internal Responsibility System (IRS) Primer
Quick Safety Tips - short videos on the Occupational Health and Safety Act
WSIB Health & Safety Excellence program
Contact Workplace Safety & Prevention Services
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