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Elimination of Hazards – Hierarchy of Controls

When discussing how to mitigate hazards in the workplace there is a hierarchy of controls that is often referred to. The safeguards we use to control hazards fall into the various levels on the hierarchy of controls. The hierarchy of controls outlines the safeguards used to mitigate a hazard from…

Heat Exhaustion

Working in the heat and doing heavy physical work can affect the body’s cooling system. If your body is unable to cool itself, you can experience heat stress. If heat stress is not treated in the early stages, more serious conditions, such as heat exhaustion, can develop. In heat exhaustion,…

STAYING SAFE WHEN WORKING IN THE RAIN

If your job requires you to work outdoors, you’ll probably encounter bad weather on at least one occasion. While most instances of rainfall shouldn’t cause any significant risk for concern, there are times when it increases the risk of injury. So, what steps can you take to reduce the risk…

Working in the heat without taking precautions is not cool!

While many Albertans are enjoying the hot summer weather, those who work in the heat should take precautions to avoid health risks. Working in the heat and doing physical work can affect the body’s cooling system. If your body is unable to cool itself, you can experience heat stress. If…

The Office- The Danger Zone

Compared to an industrial work environment, an office can seem like a safe place to work. However, many serious accidents and injuries occur on a regular basis in offices everywhere. Slips, trips and falls are one of the most common causes of workplace injuries. They can occur anywhere whether you…

Heat Disorders – Dehydration

Dehydration occurs when you lose more fluids than you take in and your body doesn’t have enough water and other fluids to carry out its normal functions. If lost fluid is not replenished, you may suffer serious consequences. Inadequate intake of water during hot weather or exercise also may deplete your…

Protect Yourself from Wildfire Smoke

It is important to be aware that wildfire smoke can affect your health and to take precautions to protect yourself by reducing your exposure, especially if you are sensitive to the smoke. Who is most at risk? People with pre-existing chronic conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),…

Calgary Corporate Charity Challenge Award

Diversified Staffing/PEO Canada is pleased to announce that we were the recipients of the 2018 Calgary Charity Challenge Award presented from KidSport in recognition of our ongoing support.

LIFT IT TWICE!!

Most of you have heard the general rules of safe lifting. Remember to “Get a firm grip on the load, keep it close, bend at the knees, use your legs to lift the load, and keep your spine in the natural position (with an arch in your lower back).” These…

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