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Canada’s Safest Employer

By Douglas Rourke

My experience attending the 2014 Canada's Safest Employer Gala Awards Ceremony

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Why hold a flu clinic in the workplace?
If the flu shot is available at your workplace employees are more likely to get vaccinated, instead of taking time out of their busy schedule while they are “Off the Clock”. The flu typically lasts 7 to 10 days, but the cough and fatigue can last for up to 6 weeks, slowing a full return to work. Everyone in your workplace is susceptible to getting the flu, so it’s important to convey to employees to get a flu shot every year and get it early. Getting a flu shot is another part of overall workplace wellness. When employees get their flu shots, they build up their immune systems, making them stronger and more resistant to the virus.

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The deadline for the 2015 Safety Group is rapidly approaching, but it is never too late to improve the safety at your facility.

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MOL Event for Small Manufacturers: Part Two

By Laura Rourke

“...small businesses ... face unique issues that can make it more difficult for them to develop effective workplace health and safety practices. They may lack time and expertise. They may be more heavily affected by the potential costs of meeting health and safety requirements, and more constrained in their ability to pay these costs. Small businesses are also more likely than larger ones to offer transient or precarious employment and to employ more new and immigrant workers – factors that may increase their occupational health and safety risks.” – MOL Website

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WSIB Appeals Resolution Officer (ARO) rules October 2nd, 2014 in support of an employer that terminates a worker during a modified return to work program.

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