Right to Participate

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Right to Participate

Right to participate

The right to participate is one of the three basic rights that all Canadian employees have, alongside the right to know, and the right to refuse unsafe work.

The right to participate is designed to encourage and allow employees the fundamental right to get involved in keeping their workplace safe and healthy for not only themselves but their co-workers.

How can you invoke your right to participate?

  • Volunteer to become the Worker Health & Safety Representative or a member of the Safety Committee.
  • Ask questions when you are not sure about a safety related issue.
  • Participate in theory and practical training – make sure you ask questions, so you fully understand the materials.
  • Take your health and safety training seriously and put what you learn into practice.
  • Volunteer to assist with the monthly workplace inspections as a new set of eyes.
  • Point out hazards and raise concerns to the safety rep/committee when you see them doing the monthly inspections in your work area.
  • Be a role model to your co-workers and demonstrate safety first.
  • Report hazards to your supervisor/manager immediately – even if you have already corrected it yourself. It may be part of a larger issue that needs to be addressed.
  • Provide your concerns and/or recommendations for improvement to the safety rep/committee or your supervisor/manager. If you think something can be done safer and more efficiently, speak up!

Be an advocate not only for your own safety, but the safety of everyone in your workplace.


Violence and Harassment in the workplace

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Violence and Harassment in the workplace

Violence, Harassment, and Bullying in the workplace!

The workplace is often subject to violence, harassment, and bullying. All employees are entitled to be able to work in an environment that is free from all forms of violence and harassment.

Whenever you are experiencing or witnessing this type of behavior it needs to be reported immediately!

Workplace violence is defined as any type of physical form that a person inflicts on another that causes or could cause injury to the worker.

In contrast, workplace harassment is when someone speaks inappropriately to another worker. This can include unwelcome and offensive words, or embarrassing/humiliating another co-worker.

To prevent workplace violence you can:

  • Report the violence when seen
  • Treat all employees with the same level of respect and professionalism
  • Having a manager on duty at all times to oversee workers

Here at F.A.S.T. Rescue, we pride ourselves on ensuring that everyone in the workplace is always working safely. Whenever you see violence of any kind in the workplace, make sure to report it

and keep your workplace safe for everyone!

 

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COVID-19 Online Training Courses

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COVID-19 Online Training Courses

Limited Offer

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Online Training Courses

Learn how to manage your home and workplace and protect yourself, your family and your co-workers during this period of COVID-19.

If you have the Business or Enterprise Edition of Systems 24-7, these courses are included in your subscription. Contact us for more information.

Pick from the list of courses listed below or click here to view all courses:


COVID-19 Organizational Considerations

Employers have a general duty to take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances to protect workers from hazards in their workplaces, including preventing the spread of a contagious illness or disease, such as COVID-19.

Click here for more information.


COVID-19 The Basics of Protection

This course will walk you through the basics that may be in your workplace or should be considered when you return to your workplace. As always we will be guided by the Government experts leading us through the COVID-19 protocols as we do return to “the new normal.”

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COVID-19 and Personal Protective Equipment

Workplaces can contribute to the transmission of respiratory pathogens, such as the virus that causes COVID-19. It is important for these settings to implement appropriate measures to prevent and reduce the spread of COVID-19 amongst employees, contractors, and clients.

Click here for more information.


COVID-19 Signage and Screening

Workplaces may contribute to the transmission of respiratory pathogens, such as the virus that causes COVID-19. It is important for all employers to implement appropriate measures to prevent and reduce the spread of COVID-19 amongst employees, contractors, and clients. Signage and screening are two important methods of communication and visual reminders of the controls that are being implemented.

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COVID-19 and Material Handling

Workplaces may contribute to the transmission of respiratory pathogens, such as the virus that causes COVID-19. It is important for these settings to implement appropriate measures to prevent and reduce the spread of COVID-19 amongst employees, contractors, and clients. This module will cover material handling guidelines and handwashing.

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COVID-19 and Protecting Yourself Outside of Work

In order to stay safe from contracting or passing on the COVID-19 virus, it is important to protect yourself effectively in public and in your home.

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Controlling the Spread of Infections and Viruses

This course covers the most effective methods of controlling the spread of viruses and infections.  Learn about common types of infections and viruses, the types of transmission, how to slow the spread, controls and proper waste disposal

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COVID-19 Posters

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COVID-19 Posters

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COVID-19 Posters

Encourage physical distancing in your workplace!


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Webinar Training Sessions

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Webinar Training Sessions

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Fire Warden Training

April 30, 2020 from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Click here to register

All employers have a duty to ensure the safety of their employees and visitors to their workplace. This includes having an emergency plan and training the leaders within their organization to understand their roles in an emergency. Good emergency plans depend on a company’s employees understanding what to do in the event of a fire or emergency.

This means that some employees will be assigned particular roles and responsibilities as Fire Wardens. This includes specific duties during an evacuation and specific responsibilities for ongoing safety or fire prevention. Proper fire warden training is important for these assigned employees to ensure they have the knowledge to carry out these duties.


Fire Extinguisher Training

April 30, 2020 from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

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What would you do if you smelled smoke in your office? What would you do if a pan of grease caught fire in your home? If you needed to use an extinguisher, would you really know what to do? Our Fire Safety Webinar covers the basic science of fire, different types of fuels, and how to use a fire extinguisher.


Looking for protective products?

Click here for our COVID-19 Products

We at F.A.S.T. Rescue are doing our best to source out the products you need at the best possible price. Our company has a Health Canada Establishment License so you can be sure that the products you buy have met Health Canada standards.



April Celebration – An Exclusive Offer!

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April Celebration – An Exclusive Offer!

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April Celebration Offer!

This exclusive offer is valid for your company’s HR or H&S Officers

This is a time for many of us to work on our company’s infrastructure.  F.A.S.T. Rescue would like to assist our clients to do this for their training.  If you are still managing your company’s training records in Excel, get FREE  (yes, FREE)  access to our Systems 24-7 program and manage ALL your company’s training in a single program!

You will be able to:

  • Track the training of your employees
  • Get email notifications on expiring courses
  • Run training reports
  • Have a central repository for your employees’ Training Certificates
  • Profile training courses to your various job functions

Registration is only available until April 30, 2020 for this offer and spaces are limited, so click here to register now.


Blended Training

In consideration for the extended shutdowns, FAST Rescue has implemented our blended learning training session, where the theory portion is done online.  This will greatly reduce the risk of exposure by conducting the training of theory online.  Contact us for more information.




MLTSD Inspections in 2020

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MLTSD Inspections in 2020

In 2020, inspections by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (formerly the Ministry of Labour) will be focused on the lack and misuse of personal protective equipment (PPE on work sites.  In 2017, 7483 orders were issued for the lack of PPE on work sites. This was the second highest number of violations in construction for 2017.  As a result, from January to March, 2020, the Ministry’s inspectors will be checking to see that the right PPE is being used on jobs, including PPE such as respiratory devices; hard hats; boots; hearing, skin and eye protection; high visibility clothing and face shields.

PPE should be provided to workers wherever there are health or safety risks that cannot be controlled in other ways. The Ministry inspectors will focus on ensuring that the right PPE is available and is being used.

More information on the inspection schedule can be found on the Ministry site.

Click here or contact us for more information.


Working towards COR™?

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Working towards COR™?

COR™ (Certificate of Recognition) is an accreditation supported by the Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations (CFCSA). This program requires construction organizations to develop safe workplaces and consistent practices. The program not only will save your company money by reducing your injury rate, worker compensation premiums, legal risks, property damage and lost productivity, but will also give you access to clients who are increasingly requiring their suppliers have COR™ certification.

F.A.S.T. Rescue can assist you in achieving COR™ accreditation from setup to final qualification. Contact us for more information.


Ontario rewards Employers with a Health & Safety Management System

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Ontario rewards Employers with a Health & Safety Management System

Organized, systematic approaches to health & safety have been shown to increase worker awareness and participation in safe practices. This in turn, has reduced workplace injuries and illness. Similar programs in Europe and Japan have resulted in a decline in workplace accidents.

On November 22, 2019, the Ontario government announced a pro-active initiative, Supporting Ontario’s Safe Employers. This initiative recognizes and financially rewards employers who have successfully implemented an occupational health & safety management system in their workplace. The incentives, estimated at $140 million, are open to all employers in Ontario, regardless of size or sector and will come in the form of WSIB rebates over a three year period.

Building on the provincial program, WSIB is launching their own Health & Safety Excellence program. The provincial program will target those employers who have already implemented a health & safety program while the WSIB program is aimed at encouraging employers without an existing program to adopt one.

Jump start your Safety Management System by contacting us.