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Winter Tips & a Hopeful Outlook on Spring

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If you live in the GTA like us, you’ve been experiencing some interesting winter weather over the last couple of days. It looks like spring is on hold until further notice. While we sit fingers-crossed hoping for nicer weather there


12 Tips for Staying Safe at Work

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Staying safe at work should be every worker’s number one priority. We must keep safety in mind every day to ensure the continued safety of ourselves and our co-workers in the workplace. These 12 simple tips below will help you


The Best of Breakaway Blog 2017

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Only one more week left of 2017! While there are many people that would gladly forget 2017 ever happened we’d like to take a moment to reflect on 2017 and share the best of Breakaway Blog posts from this year.


5 Tips for Protecting Your Hearing Inside and Outside the Workplace

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Guest Post by Carolyn Clarke  Most people feel that hearing loss is nothing to worry about, at least until a certain age. In reality, frequent or long periods of exposure to loud noises is all it takes to put you at


Our 15 Favourite Breakaway Blog Posts

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To celebrate Breakaway’s 15th anniversary today (yay!) we’re sharing 15 of our favourite blog posts we’ve done since we starting our Breakaway Blog.


Occupational Heat Exposure

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Individuals working in hot indoor or outdoor environments are at risk of heat-related illnesses during hot weather. Thousands of workers become sick (some even die) from heat exposure each year. THIS IS ENTIRELY PREVENTABLE!


Industrial Workers of the World Day

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Today is Industrial Workers of the World Day! This is a day dedicated to all of the individuals working in industrial jobs around the world.


The Dangers of Heat Stress

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As the weather in the GTA (finally!) gets warmer workers are more at risk for heat related illnesses caused by Heat Stress. When the weather is hot our bodies must work harder to get rid of excess heat and our


Workplace Safety: Noise Regulation

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As of July 1st 2016 Ontario made changes to Noise Regulation. These new changes are the OH&S Act Noise Regulation 381/15.


The National Day of Mourning

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Today is The National Day of Mourning. This day is dedicated to remembering those who have lost their lives, or suffered injury or illness on the job due to a work related tragedy.