leedman has written 464 posts for Safety Lives

Celebrating 37 Years Accident Free as a Tree Faller

The Jim Bassett Story produced by WorkSafeBC Faller Jim Bassett recently retired after 37 years accident free. In this video, Jim, his wife, and a former co-worker reflect on his career in forestry and the importance of safety and planning on the job.

Miller Fall Clearance App Demo

Introducing a new way to optimize your safety when working at heights. The great tool you have been using online is NOW available as an app – making it possible to calculate your fall clearance on any mobile device. • Real-time fall clearance results with animation • Fall clearance calculations at your fingertips • Lanyard … Continue reading »

Government of Canada announces funding to enhance influenza vaccine research and development

Today, on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, Brad Trost, Member of Parliament for Saskatoon-Humboldt, announced close to $1 million in funding to support influenza vaccine research in Canada.

Public Health Reminder: Lyme disease

Respiratory Virus Detections/Isolations in Canada, Week 16 ending April 25, 2015

Respiratory Virus Detections/Isolations in Canada, Week 16 ending April 25, 2015

Earthquake in Nepal

On April 25, 2015, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake occurred in central Nepal and was felt throughout Northern India, Western China (Tibet), Bangladesh, Bhutan and Pakistan. Aftershocks are still occurring, with some reaching 6.6-magnitude, and may be felt for weeks.

FluWatch report: April 19 to April 25, 2015 (Week 16)

Influenza B continued to be the most common influenza virus circulating in Canada. Detections of influenza B appeared to have peaked in week 12.

Occupational Health Safety Network

The Occupational Health Safety Network (OHSN) is a free, web-based surveillance system designed by NIOSH to reduce preventable injuries among healthcare personnel. The network is a voluntary system that enables near real-time, secure tracking of occupational injuries by type, occupation, location, and risk factors using data already collected by healthcare facilities for OSHA reporting. The … Continue reading »

Measles and Rubella Weekly Monitoring Report – Week 15, 2015: April 12 to April 18, 2015

In Canada, during week 15, 2 new cases of measles were reported, by Quebec (n=1) and Manitoba (n=1). A case of rubella previously reported by Ontario was discarded.

A message from Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer – National Immunization Awareness Week 2015

Today vaccines prevent an estimated two to three million deaths worldwide each year. National Immunization Awareness Week provides an opportunity to reflect on the contribution of vaccines to healthy lives, and to underscore the importance for all Canadians of keeping their vaccinations up to date.

National Immunization Awareness Week

This year’s theme for National Immunization Awareness Week, determined by the Pan-American Health Organization, is “Power of vaccines: Boost your power – get vaccinated”. Canada is pleased to celebrate this important week along with our global partners in many countries around the world.

Completed Access to Information Requests: March 2015

Completed Access to Information Requests: March 2015

Statement from the Honourable Rona Ambrose Minister of Health – Auditor General’s Findings on Antimicrobial Resistance

Today, the Spring Report of the Auditor General of Canada was tabled in Parliament.

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