Covid-19 Resources and Information

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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…

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…

Free WHMIS 2015 Training and Certification

WHMIS 2015 – Get Trained Today! Did you know that Diversified Staffing offers FREE WHMIS 2015 Training & Certification? Stop by one of our offices today to get Certified! WHMIS Overview WHMIS first came into effect on October 31, 1988. It was created to address the rights of Canadian workers,…

Lumper vs. Swamper: Which is Correct?

Have you ever driven past a warehouse with a bunch of semi-truck trailers attached to it? Those trailers need to be unloaded, right? In a lot of cases staffing companies (especially Diversified Staffing Services) would supply people to unload trailers, should the warehouse not have dedicated staff. The general labourers…

Eye Safety at Work

Eye injuries in the workplace are surprisingly common: every day, 700 Canadian workers sustain eye injuries on the job, often resulting in lost time and, in some cases, either temporary or permanent vision loss. This figure is sobering given that the majority of eye injuries are preventable. In this section…

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…
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