Irwin's Safety Blog

 

5 Tips to Staying Safe on the Ski Hill

February 2, 2018
We are now right in the midst of ski and snowboarding season and although hitting the slopes can be an awesome way to get some exercise in the winter, it comes with its fair share of risks. The tips laid out here will help you to stay safe when going to the mountain this season.

 

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

 

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