Shawn Macpherson

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What are the risks of injury for employees working from home?

In September 2020, the percentage of the Canadian workforce working from home had continued edging down, from 26.4% in August to 25.6%. This means that a quarter of all working Canadians are still...
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Topics: take safety home

What You Can Learn About Workplace Hazards from Firefighters

Firefighters are associated with bravery and life-threatening situations. The risk of injury or death in their line of work is so high that one tiny mistake can cost them their life. Not only...
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Topics: workplace safety, equipment safety

Four features of effective checklist forms

Checklist forms are a crucial element of any inspection / audit program. They offer convenience, uniformity, easy access to information, and more. 
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Topics: inspection checklists, inspection forms

How to Distinguish Between Incidents, Near-Misses, and Accidents

The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) in Ontario instructs that all workplace incidents, accidents, and even near-miss occurrences have to be reported to the Ministry of Labour and...
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Topics: safety management, safety awareness, workplace safety

How to Write a Workplace Incident Report

Reporting workplace incidents or structural hazards is required by law under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). If someone is injured or killed in the workplace, even if they weren't...
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Topics: legal compliance, inspection basics, inspection management, inspection forms

Are You Prepared For a Health and Safety Inspection?

In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, a lot has changed in terms of public health guidelines and regulations. 
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Topics: why inspect?, safety awareness, workplace safety, OSHA, legal compliance, inspection management

How to Perform Remote Inspections During the Pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for virtual inspections within companies has never been greater. Joint Health and Safety Committees, internal quality inspectors, maintenance departments, or...
2 min read

Topics: why inspect?, safety management, workplace safety, legal compliance, inspection software, mobile inspections

Now's the Time to Use Software for Audits and Inspections

The Coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the importance of health and safety in the workplace, as well as why there’s no better time to begin using audit/inspection software.
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Topics: safety management, safety awareness, workplace safety, legal compliance, inspection software, mobile inspections, inspection management, risk assessments, safety audits, audit/inspection software

The Best Tools for Conducting Inspections in the Field

Pen and paper reporting can be time-consuming, and manually re-entering data when back at the office can be inefficient. You also have a greater chance of making mistakes that can invalidate the...
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Residential Care Facility Inspections: More Important Than Ever

Residential care facilities represent living options for individuals, mainly seniors, who require different levels of support. These facilities can include assisted living, supportive housing,...
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Topics: why inspect?, legal compliance, inspection software, inspection management, audit/inspection software


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