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How Important is Hand Hygiene?

4 Seconds is all it Takes!

It seems that the best way to provide yourself and your family with a lifelong plan for a safe future is to be as smart a possible at work. This sounds basic, but it is so often overlooked. It truly is all about “TAKING 4 SECONDS.” Just take four seconds before starting a new familiar task. …

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – Facts

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 control program that would use …

Working in Extreme Cold

There’s no other way to say it — it’s very, very, very cold outside. Blowing snow and frigid temperatures have descended upon the entire province of Alberta. Working in extreme cold may stress a person’s heating system. When cold is combined with other stresses such as hard physical work, loss of fluids, fatigue or some …

New Years Winter Safety Tips

The inevitable winter ice and snow just makes a more hazardous environment that could increase the risk of injuries. Canadians will have snow and ice to deal with at home and at work. Prevent slips, trips, and falls this winter season. Keep these safety tips in mind while navigating through the snow and ice: GENERAL …

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 Cold Stress: The following risk …

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 building. …

Proper Protective Clothing for Winter

Protect Yourself Against the Cold It is important to remember to take proper precautions at work to keep yourself warm and safe during the winter months. Proper protective clothing is the key to keeping yourself safe in the workplace if you are exposed to outdoor conditions. What are some additional prevention tips? To prevent excessive …

Workplace Fire Safety

Make It Your Business To Know Fire can break out anywhere, including where you work. Each year numerous fires in the workplace cause injury and property loss. If a fire started in your office or in the building where you work, would you know what to do? Do you know your workplace evacuation procedures in …

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 from parking lots or sidewalks, …

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