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Should First Responders Use the Scoop Stretcher or the Spineboard?

October 17, 2018
Comparing the Ferno 65 EXL Scoop Stretcher to Traditional Extrication Boards   When conducting rescues and transporting patients it’s important to choose the right equipment for the job. Determining whether to use the traditional extrication board (previously known as the spineboard) or the Ferno 65EXL scoop stretcher in a given situation depends on the specific challenges of the situation along with an understanding of acceptable standards, as well as some personal preference on the...

 

When The Contractor is Sub-Prime

October 11, 2018
Unsafe Work Sites Are The Prime Contractor's Responsibility When a labourer was killed at a Kamloops construction site in 2015, it was the site’s prime contractor who was assessed blame by the Worker’s Compensation Board – even though the worker was employed by a subcontracted firm. In that particular incident, the site superintendent was also working as the site safety officer and had permitted use of a borrowed scissor lift without checking that proper guardrails and fall protection...

 

How Can a Safety Culture Help Calgary Businesses Adapt to the Knowledge Economy?

October 3, 2018
Turning Calgary Into A Center For Health And Safety Excellence Calgary is a major metropolitan center with ties to major industry in Alberta and a workforce still struggling to recover from the recent recession. Employers in Calgary need to adhere to the new Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) that went into effect in June of 2018, and Calgarians need to develop new skills as they re-enter a recovering workforce. The problem is that small-to-medium-sized companies lack the...

 

Why are First Nations Always Coming in Last on the Job Market?

September 26, 2018
How Skills Training Can Build A Better Aboriginal Workforce It’s no secret that aboriginal employment is a critical issue in Canadian industry. The numbers don’t lie: regardless of the economic conditions, the Canadian unemployment rate for aboriginals has remained almost double that for non-aboriginals over the last decade, and even when employed, indigenous workers have historically been more susceptible to job loss than the general working population. For example, according to a...

 

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August 18, 2018
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Should First Responders Use the Scoop Stretcher or the Spineboard?

Comparing the Ferno 65 EXL Scoop Stretcher to Traditional Extrication Boards  ...

When The Contractor is Sub-Prime

Unsafe Work Sites Are The Prime Contractor's Responsibility When a labourer was...

How Can a Safety Culture Help Calgary Businesses Adapt to the Knowledge Economy?

Turning Calgary Into A Center For Health And Safety Excellence Calgary is a...

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