First Aid and Emergency Response in the Workplace

First Aid in the Workplace

First aid and emergency response in the workplace can be as simple as providing a bandage and a cold pack or as complex as requiring the use of an AED to treat cardiac arrest. Businesses are legally obligated to ensure their employees receive immediate attention in case of an emergency. All companies need to be […]

Reasons to Set up Digital Safety Management Software

Reasons to Set up Digital Safety Management Software - 1st Quality Safety Consulting - Safety Consulting Services

The workplace is constantly changing, requiring frequent adjustments of health and safety processes. Managing an ever-shifting safety program can seem overwhelming. A digital safety management system eases the burden, allowing your company to focus on the business tasks at hand. What is a safety program? A safety program is an organized, written action plan used […]

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? […]

When is it Time to Revisit Safety Training?

Revisit Safety Training

Safety training creates a secure and efficient workplace. It reduces workplace injuries, improves productivity and boosts morale. But, how often should safety training be conducted? The following are some tips and recommendations regarding revisiting safety training.  Why do you need to revisit regulations?  Once your employees have received safety training, why is it necessary 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 […]

The Importance of Effective Workplace Safety Communication

workplace safety communication

Employee safety needs to be a top priority in all organizations. It’s important that employers have safety policies and procedures in place to create a safe workplace for their employees. But policies are not enough. It takes a concerted effort on the part of management to maintain safety standards and guide and educate workers. Communication […]

Take Caution with Heat Exhaustion!

heat exhaustion

Working when it’s hot puts stress on your body’s cooling system. It can lead to heat-related illness (cramps, rash, heat stroke, heat exhaustion), disability and even death. Precautions can be taken in the workplace to avoid this situation and ensure the safety of employees.   What is heat exhaustion? Heat exhaustion is a condition of […]