An Overview of the Update to The Environmental Emergency Regulations for 2019

On March 6th, 2019 the Canada Gazette published a significant revision of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act’s Environmental Emergency Regulations (EER SOR 2003-307), requiring any entity managing hazardous substances above prescribed limits to prepare, test, file, and communicate to the public an emergency management plan. Environment Canada planned to repeal and replace the existing Environmental […]

Fit for Duty

Since the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada back in October, workers and employers alike have worried about how this would affect an individual’s ability to be fit for duty. But being fit for duty is much broader than the new cannabis legislation and other important factors are being left out of the conversation. Employers […]

Standardization of Life Saving Rules

With over 300 fatalities in the Canadian oil and gas industry in the past 17 years the industry created a standardized set of Life Saving Rules (LSR) aimed at the prevention of serious injuries and fatalities. This new standard was created jointly by Energy Safety Canada (ESC) and a 14- company Safety Standards Council. It […]

Using technology to streamline your workplace hazard identification and assessment process

Workplace hazards that aren’t identified can not be eliminated or controlled. For this reason, hazard identification is the cornerstone of any health and safety program. What is a hazard? According to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), a hazard is a potential source of injury, illness or damage, to people, structures, equipment […]