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Winter Hazards and How to Avoid Them!

The winter season brings cold temperatures and often times severe weather conditions that create many hazards for individuals working in these conditions. Even if you work indoors, winter weather still poses many hazards for you such as driving into work in bad weather or walking through an icy parking lot to get to your…

Seasonal Flu Prevention Tips

There’s no doubt about it. Cold and Flu Season is a sure thing. And it’s coming whether you’re ready or not. Nothing will take away all the risk of getting a cold or flu. But there are many things you can do to greatly reduce your chances of getting sick.…

Seasonal Flu Prevention Tips

There’s no doubt about it. Cold and Flu Season is a sure thing. And it’s coming whether you’re ready or not. Nothing will take away all the risk of getting a cold or flu. But there are many things you can do to greatly reduce your chances of getting sick.…

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…

Pneumatic Tools

The dangers of pneumatic tools differ from those of electric-powered equipment. Protect yourself by reviewing the hazards and prevention methods below. HAZARDS Operating at the incorrect pressure or flow can cause excessive force, resulting in serious injury. Air hoses that are the wrong size for the tool or in poor…

Close Calls

A “close call”, near miss or accident without injury is easy to shrug off and forget. But, there is a danger in brushing off accidents that don’t hurt, harm or damage. When a “close call” happens, it should immediately send a red warning flag that something was wrong, unplanned, unexpected,…

GOT WATER?

We’ve all experienced it at some point when working or playing hard – fatigue sets in, your mouth feels dry and your legs are heavy and maybe you even get a headache. These are all common signs of dehydration. When you are working hard, body fluid is lost through sweat.…

9 Ways to Stand Out at Work

Know Your Strengths – Take a minute or two to think of the top three things you are best at. Get creative and think about how these strengths can be applied to your job. This will allow those around you to see you perform at your best and your strengths…

Protecting Yourself from Heat Stress

Many people are exposed to heat on the job, in both indoor and outdoor heat environments. Operations involving high air temperatures, radiant heat sources (e.g., sunlight, hot exhaust), high humidity, direct physical contact with hot objects, or strenuous physical activities have a high potential for causing heat-related illness. Indoor workplaces with…
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