A new WSPS and Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) study reveals a disconnect between how workers and managers view health and safety. Hear tips on bridging the gap between workers and managers, and ideas to improve health and safety communication and protect your business. Guests are members of the research team Craig Fairclough of WSPS and Chun-Yip Hon of TMU.
Note: This episode was recorded on May 3, 2023. All information presented was in effect at that time.
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• Comparison of management and workers’ perception, attitudes and beliefs toward health and safety in the Ontario manufacturing sector – Abstract of the research study published in the Journal of Safety Research in February 2023: www.sciencedirect.com/science/articl…ction-snippets
• Manufacturing in Ontario: Worker and manager attitudes towards health and safety – This short video highlights the findings of the Comparison of management and workers’ perception, attitudes and beliefs toward health and safety in the Ontario manufacturing sector: www.youtube.com/watch?v=jROeeKU8v…64T&index=10&t=8s
• Sign up for a virtual focus group on manager and worker perceptions in health and safety! You’ll be asked to share your feelings or perceptions on workplace health and safety with the research team. Each participant will be given an e-gift card as a token of appreciation for their participation. The session will run up to 90 minutes and will take place in June. The virtual focus groups of workers will be separate from the groups of managers: www.torontomu.ca/ohs-in-ontario-manufacturing/
• New study: closing gaps in worker/manager OHS attitudes key to reducing manufacturing injuries: www.wsps.ca/resource-hub/articl…ufacturing-injuries
• Internal Responsibility System (IRS) Primer: www.wsps.ca/resource-hub/guides…y-system-irs-primer
• Quick Safety Tips – short videos on the Occupational Health and Safety Act: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVb4Zt-em…3IpMO2RLLtVW4A0BJ
• WSIB Health & Safety Excellence program: www.wsps.ca/wsib-health-safety-excellence-program
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