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EXTRA! EXTRA! DIVERSIFIED STAFFING SERVICES IS NOW COR CERTIFIED

It is with great pleasure that we take this opportunity to announce that Diversified Staffing Services has been accredited with COR Workplace Safety Certificate of Recognition towards our health and safety program. A Certificate of Recognition (COR) is awarded to employers who have successfully developed and implemented a health and safety…

Winter Safety Tips

Winter is coming and with it, the potential for slips, trips, and falls. According to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), over 42,000 workplace injuries are due to fall accidents. The majority of these, or about 66%, are same level falls due to slips and trips. The…

Communication and Safety

Importance of Communication Safety Talk Proper communications is crucial for a job to run safely and efficiently. When communications is insufficient  or missing totally there can be many negative consequences for employees and the company as a whole. Recognizing the communication tools for work tasks and the work environment is…

Seasons Greetings from Diversified Staffing in Edmonton!

 

Not a Big Deal Until it is!

Not a Big Deal Until it is Most of us have heard of the saying “it is not a big deal until it is”. Whether it is related to production or safety, there are always issues that are recognized, but nothing is done to correct them in a timely matter.…

PPE AND WHMIS

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is equipment or clothing worn to minimize exposure to hazards in the workplace. PPE does not remove or reduce workplace hazards and does not replace effective engineering or administrative control methods such as substitution or ventilation. PPE is the last line of defense when the hazard cannot…

Pick Up Tips, The right way to lift objects!

Lifting, handling, or carrying objects at work can result in musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs), including sprains, strains and other injuries. The risk of injury increases when bending, twisting, heavy loads, and awkward postures are involved. Effective ergonomic controls can reduce the risk and prevent injuries.  Are you following safe lifting practices? The…

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…

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…
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