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Occupational Safety Group (OSG) London
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The effects of occupational sitting are thought to be so severe, that occupational sitting has been referred to as the new smoking. This comparison is meant to drive home a message, which is that sitting is just as bad for your health as smoking, and may even be as deadly.
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Until recently, bringing your four-legged, furry pal to work was unheard of. For the most part, it still is. However, some employers are exploring the benefits of allowing employees to bring their dogs to work. For dog lovers, it’s a dream come true. For those who dislike dogs, it’s a nuisance. And, for employers concerned with health and safety in the workplace, allowing dogs at work represents a massive grey area and a bit of a safety conundrum.
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On November 1st the Ontario government introduced legislation that would, for the first time, introduce provincial laws that regulate the use and distribution of medical and recreational cannabis in Ontario. Learn more today about the proposed legislation!
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The MOL mandates refresher training every three years for all certified construction workers that work at heights. The first round of workers requiring this training is expected to be over the next few months. So, we are excited to announce that we have now launched our Working at Heights Construction Refresher course!
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Congratulations to all the recipients of the 2017 Canada's Safest Employers Awards. We appreciate your dedication to occupational health and safety. We are proud to see some of our clients, who we've been grateful to work with, have made the list!

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From February 1st, 2017 to March 31st, 2017 the MOL conducted an Ontario-wide Safe Processing in Mines blitz. The number one violation resulting in an order was the failure to ensure a machine that had a moving part was guarded (9 orders). Learn more about the results of this blitz today!
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Every workplace has hazards. However, there are hazards that are more common depending on which sector your workplace falls under. This month, we are featuring the Construction Sector, and discussing some hazards common to that sector, to give Joint Health and Safety Committees (JHSC) an edge when it comes to spotting and controlling hazards during their monthly workplace inspections, and making recommendations to the employer. Learn the most common hazards now!

https://www.osg.ca/common-hazards-joint-health-safety-committees-should-look-for-during-inspections-construction-sector/
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Are you prepared for the upcoming Ministry of Labour blitzes starting in October? The construction, healthcare, industrial and mining sectors will all be targeted!

https://www.osg.ca/fyi-upcoming-blitzes-initiatives-starting-in-october-2017/
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Don't forget to take some time today to remember those who lost their lives 16 years ago in the September 11th tragedy in New York. #neverforget
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Individuals living with a blood borne infectious disease face a lot of stigma and discrimination in society based on their perceived health status. Not only do individuals have a challenging time living and managing their disease in their personal lives, but also face obstacles in the workplace...
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