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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 …

7 tips for a Safe and Happy Holiday Season

7 tips for a Safe and Happy Holiday Season: Choose a fresh Christmas tree, not a dry one. Set it up in a container of water and add more water as required. A dry tree is a fire hazard, so keep your tree fresh and moist. 2. If you think this combination of water and …

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 …

Five Tips to Effectively Protect Your Hands Against The Cold

Trades working outside all year long know from experience that their hands are more vulnerable to the cold and its resulting damages. As the skin of the hand is thin with a high concentration of blood vessels, they can get cold very easily, resulting in loss of their mobility, and even turning a simple injury …

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. …

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 can easily result in injury is …

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 …

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, …

Winterize Your Career with Diversified Staffing Services!

As Diversified Staffing Services heads into the winter season, we want to ensure that all of our candidates working outdoor jobs are safe! Below are some tips and tricks to conquer the cold. Make sure to bring all the necessary items for working outdoors: Winter Jacket Winterized Steel Toe Boots Snow Pants Gloves/Mitts Ear Muffs …

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