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Small Biz Safety Podcast Episode 28 | Responding to wildfires, staffing shortages and violence in the workplace

Wildfires, staffing shortages, and violence in the workplace are issues many businesses have been faced with lately. We welcome Alexandra from Camping in Ontario to share insights on how campgrounds across the province have tackled these hazards. Hear tips to keep your workplace safe that apply to any industry. Plus, learn about the new naloxone legislation now in effect.

Note This episode was recorded on June 7, 2023. All information presented was in effect at that time.

Resources For This Week's Topics


Naloxone kits and addictions in the workplace: balancing privacy with responsibility

Safety in 60 Seconds – safety tip videos on naloxone in the workplace

New Naloxone Requirements: Your Top Questions Answered

Small Biz Safety Podcast Episode 24: NEW Naloxone requirements: will they impact your business?

Sample Workplace Impairment Policy

Reporting Suspected Impairment Checklist

Naloxone Awareness - Free eCourse (30 minutes) - This eCourse will teach you how to recognize an opioid overdose, administer naloxone, and acquaint workers with any hazards related to the administration of naloxone. The training includes a discussion on opioid-related deaths, overdose, and addiction.


Wildfire Smoke in Canada: Understand the health risks to ensure workplace safety with a Q&A

Staffing Shortages

New survey shows safety is critical in attracting and retaining top talent

Feeling the labour market pinch? 6 tips to retain staff

Create a healthy workplace by building a mental harm prevention roadmap

Employee Well Being Resource Stream

How to Recognize and Cope with Burnout

Violence in the Workplace

Quick Safety Tip videos – Violence and Harassment

5 de-escalation tips when responding to agitated customers 

Workplace Violence and Harassment Toolbox 

Workplace Harassment Policy Checklist  

Reporting Workplace Violence and Harassment Procedures Checklist 

Workplace Harassment Investigations in Small Businesses: Tips for Employers

New and Young Workers

4 tips to protect young workers — and your business — this summer

New and Young Worker Resource Stream - Browse through our extensive collection of videos, articles, downloads and other resources to learn how to keep your most vulnerable workers safe.

Quick Safety Tip videos - New and Young Workers 

Checklist - New Worker Orientation Guide 

Camping in Ontario

Camping in Ontario 

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