Should your Business have a Full-Time Safety Officer?

Safety Officer

 It’s imperative (legally and financially) for a company to have a health and safety program. Health and safety measures keep staff safe, maintain the reputation of your business, satisfy the requirements of the law, enhance productivity, save money, lower staff turnover, reduce workplace stress and decrease insurance premiums. The question is: Should you develop an […]

Why your Business Needs a Safety Program

Business Needs a Safety Program

Safety is an important matter for business owners. They invest money to ensure the protection of their business through preventative maintenance programs, hiring qualified team members, etc. It’s also important for companies to be compliant with health and safety regulations and have a safety program in place. Why does your business need a safety program? […]

Are Your Workers Competent?

Competent Worker

To be considered competent, one must know what to do and how to do it. Competency, as it relates to work, means you have the knowledge, training and experience needed to complete your work safely and efficiently. A competent worker is familiar with the Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Act, knows the regulations relating to […]

Tips for Identifying Hazards on the Job Site

Identifying Hazards on the Job Site

Assessing your work environment for health and safety hazards plays an important part in preventing injuries and illnesses. Each workplace has different safety hazards depending on the industry, location and function of the facility. The first step in protecting workers involves accurately identifying potential hazards in your workplace. There are a variety of methods to […]

Tips for Working Safely Around Heavy Equipment

Working Safely Around Heavy Equipment

If you’re a heavy equipment operator and/or you frequently work on construction sites, it’s imperative that you’re informed regarding equipment safety. Though heavy equipment is a necessity, it’s extremely dangerous when not used properly. Workplace injuries impact workers, families, communities and businesses. To ensure you stay productive and maintain an accident-free job site, take note […]

Should you get a COR Certificate?

COR™ Certification

The COR™ program began in Alberta in 1999. The majority of companies that have achieved  COR™ certification are in construction but the program is used by many business sectors. This Certificate of Recognition (COR™) is nationally trademarked and endorsed by participating members of the Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations (CFCSA). It’s aimed at creating […]