Human Resources and Health and Safety Information Ontario

Two Workers Killed at Sudbury Nickel Mine

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First Nickel said both workers, Norm Bissaillon, 49, and Marc Methe, 34, were drillers employed by Taurus Drilling Services. In a statement, First Nickel said Bissaillon was a dedicated and experienced underground miner with over 20 years of experience, and Methe had been with Taurus for about four years and... Read More ››

Five Tips for Hiring a Forklift Operator

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Driving a forklift is no easy task. Maneuvering through some of the tight spaces found in factories and warehouses can be a nightmare. Forklift operators must have certain characteristics. When hiring a forklift driver, these are some defining attributes: • Forklift experience: The obvious signature of any promising prospect is... Read More ››

Salary Ranges: How Much Should Employees Be Paid?

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When determining the wages of your staff, it is helpful to group jobs into some sort of grade structure and administer common salary ranges for all jobs of the same grade. The most common method of grouping jobs is to use an evaluation approach that measures work on the... Read More ››

Safety in Terminations: Minimize the Risks

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When preparing to conduct a termination meeting, the most dangerous thing you as an employer could do, is to underestimate the possibility of a violent incident occurring. The nature of the meeting requires a level of heightened alert during the termination discussion, because despite your research, you never know... Read More ››

Rethinking The Termination Process

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Rethinking the Termination Process If a seemingly normal person can turn so violent during a termination, do we need to change the way we think about the termination process? On April 9th, a stabbing rampage at an office left former employee Chuang “Ray” Li with a long list of... Read More ››