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Workplace Safety: Employee Responsibilities

Workplace safety is a two-way street, meaning both management and the employees are equally responsible in promoting a safety culture at their place of work. The employer has overall responsibility for the health and safety of the workers but the workers also have legal obligations to work safely and report hazards. Responsibilities...
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Managing Conflict in the Workplace

Managing workplace conflict could be a challenge especially when there’s a possibility that these could escalate into a harassment issue. Managers have a key role in fostering a culture of respect in the workplace and this starts by creating good relationships, encouraging good communications, and promoting an environment of trust, care and...
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Workplace Safety: Working Alone

Working alone may not be common in the workplace but may be necessary on certain occasions. While it is not always hazardous to work alone, there are circumstances that could make it even more hazardous than working with others. What Does ‘Working Alone’ Mean?  A person is considered working alone when they...
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Workplace Safety: The Importance of Reporting

Accidents in the workplace could be detrimental to any organization. It could affect operations and the livelihood of the employees. Recording and investigating incidents in the workplace could reduce or altogether eliminate similar accident from happening again. It is also a legal obligation— under the Canada Labour Code— to report accidents that...
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Better Listener, Better Workplace

The ability to listen well is one of the most important success factors in practically any job or career. But it’s especially critical in the construction setting, where communication failures — including poor listening — are a major contributing factor to errors that compromise people’s safety. Listening is an active process wherein the listener...
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