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Health & Safety Regulations

 

In accordance with the Occupational Health & Safety Act, the Toronto Gift Fair requires that all reasonable steps and precautions be taken to protect the health and safety of all persons involved in the production of its fairs. Prevention of injury is a key objective, with every possible measure to be taken to provide a safe, healthy work environment. To succeed, these safety initiatives require that every Exhibitor assume responsibility for helping to meet this objective. Exhibitors must, therefore, carefully read the applicable sections of the Occupational Health & Safety Act, and fully understand their responsibilities and that of their employees/hired workers while at the fair.

For more information on the Act, visit the Health & Safety section at www.labour.gov.on.ca.

In compliance with established safe work practices and procedures, and as a minimum requirement, the Toronto Gift Fair asks that all persons on the show floor during move-in and move-out wear protective/safety shoes. Additional personal protective equipment, such as hardhats and safety goggles, must be made available to your staff where overhead activity is taking place.

To view more detailed health and safety guidelines please click here.


FOOD PREP AT YOUR BOOTH

 


Important News about Food Prep at Your Booth
The Canadian Gift Association understands that a number of exhibitors in the Housewares & Gourmet Food categories will be preparing food at the Toronto Gift Fair. If you are planning to prepare food or showcase culinary demonstrations at your booth location, please take care to review the special event checklist for food vendors.

Instructions for submitting mandatory forms

Deadline: Friday, December 12, 2014
Members, please take the time to download the complete Toronto Health Temporary Food Establishment package. Fill out the vendor application forms (parts 1 & 2), review and keep the checklist on page 11. Kindly submit to Michelle Ricci, Show Coordinator by fax at 416.679.0175 or email mricci@cangift.org.


 

IMPORTANT REMINDER
All persons involved in the move-in/move-out process (i.e., setup and tear-down of a trade show) must be properly dressed and equipped to work safely in specific areas of the fair deemed by the Act, or by an on-site Safety Inspector, as an 'industrial' environment which may involve the use of heavy equipment (forklifts, etc.), as well as 'overhead activities' (hanging signs, lights etc.). These areas, including areas in and around booths, may be marked off with safety cones or caution tape. Only persons wearing hardhats and safety shoes will be permitted into these areas until all work is completed.

Working in sandals/flip-flops/open-toed shoes/bare feet, etc. is strictly forbidden on the show floor. Any individual wearing inappropriate footwear will be prevented from entering the show floor by security.

HELP US ENSURE EVERYONE INVOLVED IN THE SHOW IS SAFE & PROTECTED!
Exhibitors are responsible for the health and safety of all employees and other persons on the show floor who are directly or indirectly under their supervision.

Establish safe work practices and procedures, and as a minimum requirement, the Toronto Gift Fair asks that all persons on the show floor during move-in and move-out wear protective/safety shoes. Additional personal protective equipment, such as hardhats and safety goggles, must be made available to your staff where "overhead compliance activity" is taking place.

As a Toronto Gift Fair exhibitor, it is your responsibility to inform/contact all persons you will be hiring (i.e., your staff and any outside contractors hired to set up your booth, bring in your product, or anyone required to be on the show floor during move-in and out), that they must wear safety shoes, as well as any other necessary protective equipment, to keep them safe from injury.

Click here to print a Health & Safety form for submission.

Click here for a listing of safety shoe suppliers.



BOOTH WIRING REGULATIONS FOR THE TORONTO GIFT FAIR
Electrical energy is capable of causing severe personal injury, death or fire. Electrical equipment and installations must be installed in accordance with the applicable Provincial Electrical Safety Code. Please see the guidelines below for products currently being used at the Toronto Gift Fair.


  • No 2 wire lamp style cords are allowed to be used for booth wiring. All cords must be of the 3 wire grounded style.
  • All wiring joints must be made within a proper electrical box as to remove any chance of electrical shock. NO OPEN JOINTS ALLOWED.
  • All lighting products installed in your booth must be CSA approved. If they don't have the proper identification markings, they shouldn't be used.

For more information, click here.