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The Benefits of Compliance

December 7, 2017
Did you know that the province of Alberta‘s Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) has rebate programs to recognize and commend strong safety performance?

 

The Conflict of Facility and Safety Management

October 26, 2017
The Incident In October 2007, a hydroelectric plant in the Western United States was running some routine maintenance. Painters were recoating a 1,300 meter-long penstock[1] with an epoxy coat. Those of us who have worked in industrial facilities know, this relatively routine piece of maintenance poses a wealth of potential hazards. First, as the area has limited access and egress and is not designed to be inhabited, it is defined as a confined space.

 

Driving Safe No Matter the Conditions

October 18, 2017
As the seasons change so do the road conditions, and as the roads get worse the chances for traffic collisions increases greatly. While driving defensively and being aware of the conditions reduce the chances of these accidents, it is key to also reduce speed and increase driving distance between cars. In this post I'll cover a few tips and tricks from the experts on how to stay safe.

 

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.

 

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The Benefits of Compliance

Did you know that the province of Alberta‘s Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB)...

The Conflict of Facility and Safety Management

The Incident In October 2007, a hydroelectric plant in the Western United...

Driving Safe No Matter the Conditions

As the seasons change so do the road conditions, and as the roads get worse the...

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