Monthly Archives: February 2011

Manufacturer Fined $25,000 After Worker Injured

Ever get annoyed when someone reminds you to remove your rings and watches when entering a facility. You should just do what they ask, and keep an eye on those in-running nips. http://news.ontario.ca/mol/en/2011/02/brant-screen-craft-fined-25000-after-worker-injured.html

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Read section 7 of the OHSA online

Although most people are familiar with the little green book, the entire contents of R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 851 for Industrial Establishments are available and searchable online. http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/regs/english/elaws_regs_900851_e.htm#BK6

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What NOT to say to an MOL inspector

I recently visited a customer site to look at some equipment that needed a PHSR done.  We got to trading stories and the customer told me about his corporate safety guy that happened to be visiting at the same time … Continue reading

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What should you know about PHSR’s?

Ask yourself these questions: Did you know that employers are required under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) to conduct a PHSR prior to the operation or use of newly installed or modified apparatus? Do you know under … Continue reading

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Manufacturer Fined $55,000 After Worker Injured

A classic case of an unguarded in running nip.  I suppose there was no lockout procedure or other administrative controls, no training, and no sense. http://news.ontario.ca/mol/en/2010/12/cadbury-adams-canada-inc-fined-55000-after-worker-injured.html

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Engineering Company Fined $80,000 After Worker Injured

Sad and a little ironic.  An engineer hired by a customer to perform a PHSR is injured by the very in-running nip he was pointing out.  The fine plus the 25% victim surcharge imposed by the judge comes to $100,000. … Continue reading

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