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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…

Shovelling Snow Safety Talk

Winter weather brings many hazards for those individuals who have to experience it where they live and work. Whether it is driving in poor conditions or having to clear snow, any task done in winter weather conditions often results in a higher chance of injury. One winter weather  work task that…

Personal Protective Equipment and Winter Weather

It’s important to choose protective clothing that is suitable for the temperature, the work you will be doing, and the physical exertion that us required by the task. Warm clothing can help prevent a number of cold-weather hazards, such as frostbite and hypothermia. Cold temperatures can also reduce your mental…

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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.…

Be SAFE on ICE

Walking to and from parking requires special attention to lots or between buildings at work during winter to avoid slipping and falling. Slips and falls are some of the most frequent types of injuries – especially during the winter months. No matter how well the snow and ice is removed…

Cold Stress: Your Winter Safety Guide

What is Cold Stress? Cold stress occurs when the temperature of the skin, as well as that of the internal body (core temperature) drops below the normal range. If the body is unable to warm itself, this may cause tissue damage and possibly death. Factors That Increase the Risk of…

WHMIS 2015 and GHS- are you ready?

In 2015, WHMIS aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of classification and labeling of chemicals (GHS), a worldwide hazard communication system. The main components of WHMIS 2015 are hazard identification, product classification, labeling, safety data sheets (SDS), and worker education and training. What Changed? Hazard classes (now tiered based on…

Workplace Fire Prevention Tips

October is National Fire Safety Month, and there’s no better time to increase fire safety awareness in your workplace. Practice good workplace housekeeping. Clutter contributes to fires by providing fuel and by preventing access to exits and emergency equipment. Place oily rags in a covered metal container. This waste must…
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