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Pass the Screen to Get the Interview

If a potential employer phones, are you ready for a phone screen interview? It’s important to realize that you are making your first impression over the phone before you ever set foot in an interview room. Many recruiters and hiring managers will spend a few minutes on the phone with…

BEAT THE HEAT!!

Summer can mean that the heat is on for many workers spending their days outdoors, in poorly-ventilated offices or dressed in heavy-duty protective clothing. People who work outdoors should ensure that they are protected against damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays in sunlight that can cause skin cancer. Working in a hot…

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – Fact Sheet

What is Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)? PPE is equipment worn by a worker to minimize exposure to specific hazards. Examples of PPE include respirators, gloves, aprons, fall protection, and full body suits, as well as head, eye and foot protection. Using PPE is only one element in a complete hazard…

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,…

“Preserving your summer”

Hurry up and read this!… but take your time. As business persons our days are often filled with lists to do and we routinely rush through these tasks.  Let’s face it – time flies!  And how often have you anticipated the warm summer days only at the end of it…

Free Flagging Training

Did you know that here at Diversified we offer FREE Flagging Training! Call your local office today to register for the next upcoming course! Practical Safety Guide for Flaggers FLAGGER SAFETY Orange cones, barricades and illuminated arrow boards. These are things you’d likely see on a part of the road whenever…

WHMIS 2015 – An Overview

WHMIS Overview WHMIS first came into effect on October 31, 1988. It was created to address the rights of Canadian workers, to know about health and safety hazards associated with chemicals that they use or may come in contact with in the workplace. In February 2015, Canada aligned WHMIS with…

Safety Starts with Steel!

Laying a foundation for worker safety truly starts from the ground up. Many workers don’t realize how important proper safety footwear is on the job. At Diversified Staffing, we consider them another important tool — a tool for your feet that helps combat workplace hazards and discomfort and fatigue. An…

Working Outdoors

No sooner does summer arrive then weather stations are issuing heat advisories. For some workers, the heat is a serious occupational hazard.  The human body is usually good at maintaining its ideal temperature of 37 C. At any time of year and in various circumstances, the body produces its own…

It’s flood season! Are you flood ready?

Floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters in Canada. Take steps to protect your property. 10 Tips to make your home #FloodReady There are lots of things you can do to reduce potentially expensive damage from overland flooding. Some are relatively quick and easy. Put sealant around…
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