Category: Blog

Respiratory Hazards Initiative

For information on the current MOL Blitz and Initiative, see the excerpt from their website below: Respiratory hazards Rationale Between 2008 and 2017, long latency illnesses – illnesses in which there is a long delay between exposure to a disease-causing agent and the appearance of disease symptoms – accounted for the largest proportion of allowed WSIB benefit […]

Construction Comradery

I was conduction a site orientation today and was talking about the concept of teamwork and support. I usually mention the value in everyone on site looking out for one another to help ensure the safest working environment. People make mistakes all the time. In construction people are asked to work in freezing cold temperatures […]

Confined Spaces

Confined Spaces remain one of the most dangerous and misinformed areas of modern-day construction. It is imperative that workers understand the regulations regarding confined spaces in order to safely conduct work in them. The following information must not be considered a comprehensive guide to confined spaces, but rather a reference point or reminder on what […]

Ladder Safety

The most commonly asked questions to me during my site visits revolve around ladder safety and regulations. I usually start with directing the person asking me the question to the green book, where they can find all the regulations for Ontario construction projects. The specific regulations referencing ladders can be found in Sections 78-84. Reviewing […]

Spring has Sprung

Spring has finally arrived, is your project ready for the changes that entails? Today finally feels like the first day of 2019 where we are escaping the long cold winter. After a long winter the conditions on site are changing. Constructors and trades all play a role in helping transition the project from winter to […]

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Time is Money

In the construction industry there is a constant need to get things done quickly. Time is literally money. So, when a safety rep comes to site and requests that time be taken out to ensure work is being done safely, a common response involves someone mentioning that they don’t have time. Conducting a job or […]

95-96 Chicago Bulls

“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” ― Phil Jackson Any successful sports team, company, business all share many commonalities. A pension for hard work, resilience to move forward past hurdles, a willingness to not give up, and most of all the presence of a great […]

2019, A Fresh Start

Today is currently January 04 2019. Just as soon as you have mastered turning the 7 from 2017 to a 8 for 2018, the cycle starts all over again. Here in Toronto the sun is out, the air is brisk, and there is a certain sense of optimism. The kind of optimism that comes with […]

Winter Safety in Construction

As the seasons change so does constructions. Sites around the city need to adapt their health and safety protocols to match the winter conditions. The cold weather brings with it many changes in surrounds. Ice covered pathways and surfaces, high winds affecting high levels of projects,  and colder temperatures are all factors that need to […]

Safeline Ten Year Anniversary!

This December Safeline is celebrating 10 years in business! We would like to thank all of our clients for their continued support throughout the years. The relationships we have built in this industry extend beyond just business. Here at Safeline we have every intention of using the next 10 years to grow and expand even […]