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Bill 168 Quick Reference Guide • Safe loading of vehicles • Safety training checklist for new, young workers

Bill 168 Quick Reference Guide

This five-page download, from the editors of Consult Carswell, provides an overview of Ontario’s new workplace violence and harassment legislation which comes into force on June 15, 2010. It covers employer concerns, laws in other jurisdictions and includes checklists for workplace violence and workplace harassment policies.
www.hrreporter.com/bill168

Safe loading of vehicles

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), a government agency in the United Kingdom, has posted a practical guide on the safe loading of vehicles. According to the HSE, unsafe loads on vehicles injure more than 1,200 people a year and cost U.K. businesses millions of pounds in damaged goods.
www.hse.gov.uk/workplacetransport/loadsafety

Safety training checklist for new, young workers

The Yukon Compensation and Health and Safety Board has put together some practical tools to help employers ensure new and young workers receive effective safety training. One of these tools is a checklist to gather together OHS program information that should be provided to workers as part of the safety orientation. The form could be useful for employers in any jurisdiction.
www.wcb.yk.ca/Media/documents/Sampleworkerorientationchecklist_FINAL_Jan1_10.pdf

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