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Watching Out: Slip and Fall Safety

October 13, 2017
At almost all workplaces, from restaurants to industrial fabrication, slips and falls can be a serious safety hazard. Like myself and 42,000 other Canadians yearly, I'm sure many of you have slipped, hopefully without causing serious harm to yourself. The CCOHS outlines 4 ways to reduce the chances of slips, trips and falls in the workplace: 1) Housekeeping 2) Walking surfaces 3) Footwear and 4) Walking

 

Safety in the Workplace: Avoiding Sitting Disease

October 5, 2017
When people think about safety in the workplace, they often only think of industrial safety, but safety has a place in all work environments. Research has shown that sitting for long peroids of time increases risks of health problems including obesity, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and abnormal cholesterol levels. Too much sitting also is linked to increases in the risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer.

 

Why is safety training important?

September 29, 2017
According to WorkSafeBC 149,554 workplace injuries were reported in British Columbia during 2016 which is a 2.8% increase from the previous year. Although some of these injuries could not be avoided, the chances of workplace accidents happening can be reduced by proper training and having safety systems in place.

 

Barrier Tape Decoded

September 27, 2017
Barrier tape is something that you are bound to come across in your everyday life whether it's walking to work or driving to the store. Barricades are meant to serve as a caution and a warning of the dangers that lie within the barriers. Barrier tape can come in many different colours to signify the type of danger that lies beyond it.

 

Turnarounds - What you Need to Know

September 20, 2017
In the simplest terms possible, what is a turnaround? A plant turnaround is a carefully co-ordinated,

 

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Watching Out: Slip and Fall Safety

At almost all workplaces, from restaurants to industrial fabrication, slips and...

Safety in the Workplace: Avoiding Sitting Disease

When people think about safety in the workplace, they often only think of...

Why is safety training important?

According to WorkSafeBC 149,554 workplace injuries were reported in British...

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