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October 09 2019 0Comment

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 […]

October 03 2019 0Comment

Propane Training!

It is once again that special time in Toronto where we can experience all four seasons in one week. From record breaking heat to below zero temperatures. October truly is a wonderful weather month. But don’t worry the Pumpkin Spice Latte has also returned so its not all bad. As always, with changing weather conditions […]

June 20 2019 0Comment

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 […]

June 04 2019 0Comment

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 […]

May 10 2019 0Comment

Fall Awareness Week

The week of May 06-10, 2019 is officially Fall Awareness week. The Ministry of Labour in Ontario is encouraging workers to take 10-15 minutes on this week to speak about fall hazards and the different types of protection from those hazards. Here at Safeline we believe awareness weeks such as this are crucial to bring […]

May 03 2019 0Comment

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 […]

April 17 2019 0Comment

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 […]

April 05 2019 0Comment
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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 […]

March 29 2019 0Comment

Safeware is A Hammer

We here at Safeware know the limits of a digital health and safety software. We understand that safety begins and ends with the worker. Safeware is not the solution to all safety issues. Safeware is a hammer, a tool. A hammer on the floor is useless. A hammer in the right hands can help build […]

March 22 2019 0Comment

A 2019 Anniversary Worth Celebrating!

People love celebrating anniversaries. Whether it is the 20th anniversary of an obscure movie from the late 90s or the 8-month anniversary of a couples first date, people want an excuse to celebrate. There’s something so refreshing about remembering how great something WAS rather than creating new great things. Having said that, 2019 is the […]