Collision / Paint Shop
Health & Safety Manager
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are many chemical and physical health and safety hazards in a shop, but
an effective safety program will minimize the risk of injury or illness.
There is a very strong link between a profitable shop and a safe shop because
workers are more productive, and less wasted downtime is experienced.
Workers and employers must share the responsibility for occupational health and safety. The Ontario Service Safety Alliance (OSSA) have dedicated consultants who can help shops in Ontario to implement or to improve their health and safety program in a way that fits your needs. Your can contact them for more information at: http://www.ossa.com or by phone at 1-888-478-OSSA. The OSSA can provide you with easy to read safe work guidelines explaining safe work practices for a variety of jobs in your shop.
In Ontario, the Occupational
Health and Safety Act came into force on October 1, 1979. Its purpose
is to protect workers against health and safety hazards on the job.
No matter where your shop is located in Ontario, for more information you can contact the OHS branch in your area.
and Safety Branch
Contact List/Regional Offices: http://www.gov.on.ca/LAB/english/about/reg_offices.html
The Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) provides information on effective shop health and safety practices in a poster and pamphlet called 'The Top Ten Steps to a safer more profitable shop". It is available directly from the AIA, http://www.aiacanada.com/downloads/topten.pdf or through your paint supplier or jobber.
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