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Free webinar on the national standard for psychological health and safety in Canadian workplaces

Sign up today for a free webinar on the national standard for psychological health and safety in Canadian workplaces In any given year, one in five people in Canada experiences a mental health problem or illness, with a cost to the economy estimated to be in excess of $50 billion annually. Mental health problems and … Continue reading »

VISC 2012 – 7th Annual Vancouver Island Safety Conference

7th Annual Vancouver Island Safety Conference Vancouver Island Conference Centre Saturday, October 20, 2012 “I Make the Difference” Plans are well underway for the 7th annual Vancouver Island Safety Conference. This year’s conference addresses how woodlands and wood products manufacturing operations can improve their business success by reducing health and safety risks. This conference will … Continue reading »

Workers don’t know what’s harmful to them at work: UBC Study

Most workers have limited knowledge about exposure to harmful materials John Ackermann How well do you know about the deadly materials you’re exposed to at work? A one-day workshop is hoping to answer that question. A recent study has found almost half of all workplace deaths in Canada are because of harmful exposure and that … Continue reading »

Masonry contractor Limen Group suspends site work for safety training day

PETER KENTER correspondent Today masonry contractor Limen Group will simultaneously suspend work at every one of its project sites across the country and the company’s clients are on board with the decision. The date has been set aside as a mandatory safety training day at which more than 600 employees will receive fall protection and … Continue reading »

Construction access and fall protection equipment continue to be areas of concern

Safe use of access equipment and fall protection continue to be the two major health and safety concerns related to access equipment on construction projects, according to the Ontario Ministry of Labour. The Ministry recently released results from an August 2011 blitz involving all types of access equipment at Ontario constructions sites. Inspectors checked on … Continue reading »

Pilot dies after RCMP helicopter goes down in B.C.’s Fraser Valley

VANCOUVER – Mounties in B.C. will investigate after one of their force’s own civilian pilots died Tuesday when his helicopter crashed in a rural area east of Vancouver. Chief Superintendent Wayne Rideout says the pilot with “extensive experience” was returning to base after completing emergency training exercises when his chopper went down just before 2 … Continue reading »

Safety Culture Requires Us to Lead by Example

The “do as I say, not as I do” approach is not an effective method of leading, particularly when working to improve an organization’s safety culture. In order to establish an effective safety culture, senior management must lead by example. Culture is the atmosphere created by shared beliefs, shared attitudes, practices and a philosophy that … Continue reading »

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