Welcome to CARAHS
We’re a member-based, non-profit organization who provides the self-employed with education, training & other tools to protect them from the risk of fines, job site closures & prosecution under the OHSA.
LATEST BLOG POST
These are the words a co-worker posted online on the Toronto Sun, after his work mate died. Krysztof Mrugala plunged to his death, just after 9a.m. on the morning of August 28, 2012.
I arrived on that job site that very morning, an hour after this 34-year-old construction worker fell 5.5 meters from a scaffolding on a new residential home build, at 30 Fifeshire Rd in Toronto – a very wealthy neighbourhood. I remember the very silent, eerie atmosphere that morning as the workers were being interviewed by the authorities…. Read More
FEATURED BLOG POST
Safety is like two sides of a coin.
Side one is what the laws prescribe you to do on job sites to protect workers and the public.
Side two is called reality.
It seems that reality is the guiding force in many home renovation and custom home building job sites, especially when the constructor (general contractor) hires sub trades who believe that safety laws are… Read More
Do you know the hazards of working with ladders?
This online Ladder Safety course identifies these hazards inherent with ladder work, provides safe practices to reduce or eliminate these hazards, reviews techniques for determining fall protection requirements, and provides strategies for determining how and when to inspect ladders.
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