Simple Mistakes Can Shatter Lives

Same-level slips, trips, and falls are occupational hazards that can be found in almost every type of work setting. When considering workplace falls, most people immediately think of falls from a height, yet, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the majority of fall-related injuries occur as a result of falls from same-level walking […]

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Emergency Planning: Protect Your Employees and Your Bottom Line

Are you ready for a severe emergency? Many businesses are not adequately prepared and as a result 40% of businesses affected by a major emergency or disaster never reopen. It is tempting to believe that accidents and emergencies will never occur at your workplace, but the reality is that emergencies can occur anywhere, any time. […]

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WorkSafeBC Inspections: How to Handle Yourself

WorkSafeBC inspectors may suggest that they are just trying to “get the facts,” but every question they ask is designed to get the evidence they need. You should always be on your toes and follow the military maxim, “Never volunteer.” Inspectors are like TV interviewers. They’re trying to get the information they need, and they […]

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Make Your Workplace Safer…It’s Easy!

In British Columbia, all employers, regardless of their size, are required by law to provide a safe working environment. They must ensure that all employees are properly trained and supervised; they must work with employees to identify hazards in the workplace and ensure that hazards are eliminated, isolated or minimized. Every workplace in BC must […]

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Eyewash Stations in the Workplace

Eyewash stations should be located 10 seconds or less walking time from a work process with hazardous chemicals that could be splashed or sprayed into workers’ eyes. Employees who get hazardous substances in their eyes should flush eyes at a eyewash station for 15 minutes. Particles or dust in eyes can also be flushed out […]

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You May Not Wear a Hard Hat But…Office Workers are at Risk Too

Because office areas are not the most hazardous parts of most industrial workplaces, they may not be a safety priority for you and safety probably isn’t an issue much on the minds of office workers, either. As a result, minor hazards go undetected, and those small problems can become costly injuries. What are the major […]

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Eye and Face Hazards

Three of the most common workplace eye and face hazards are flying objects, hazardous chemicals, and dust. And the most common of these three is flying objects. Flying objects are believed to cause the majority of workplace eye injuries, and more than half the objects involved are smaller than the head of a pin. Hazards […]

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Take a Good Look and Make Your Workplace Safer

The only way to know whether workplace hazards exist and whether or not they are safely under control is to look for them on a regular basis. That’s what self-inspections are all about. Processing, receiving, shipping, and storage, including equipment, job planning, layout, heights, floor loads, projection of materials, material handling and storage methods, and […]

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Should you have emergency oxygen in the workplace

When EMS arrives the first thing they do is give oxygen. There is a medical emergency in your future. Having emergency oxygen on hand prepares you to turn it into a lifesaving situation. In the case of a heart attack and/or stroke the heart muscle does not receive blood and therefore, is not receiving any […]

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All workers have 4 basic Health & Safety Rights

The right to know about hazards in the workplace The right to participate in OH&S activities The right to refuse unsafe work The right to no retaliation(discipline or being fired)  for raising OH&S concerns

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Boost Workplace Safety…12 Steps Step 12

Who can do the most to promote safety in the workplace? YOU!   You’re the one employees look to for leadership and guidance. You’re the one management relies on to provide safety training, enforce safety rules, and monitor employee performance.   Thank you for joining us the last few weeks to follow our 12 steps […]

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Boost Workplace Safety…12 Steps Step 11

Who can do the most to promote safety in the workplace? YOU! You’re the one employees look to for leadership and guidance. You’re the one management relies on to provide safety training, enforce safety rules, and monitor employee performance. Each week for the next 12 weeks we will post a new step.   Step # […]

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Boost Workplace Safety…12 Steps Step 10

Who can do the most to promote safety in the workplace? YOU! You’re the one employees look to for leadership and guidance. You’re the one management relies on to provide safety training, enforce safety rules, and monitor employee performance. Each week for the next 12 weeks we will post a new step.   Step # […]

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Boost Workplace Safety…12 Steps Step #9

Who can do the most to promote safety in the workplace? YOU! You’re the one employees look to for leadership and guidance. You’re the one management relies on to provide safety training, enforce safety rules, and monitor employee performance. Each week for the next 12 weeks we will post a new step.   Step # 9 […]

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Boost Workplace Safety…12 Steps Step #8

Who can do the most to promote safety in the workplace? YOU! You’re the one employees look to for leadership and guidance. You’re the one management relies on to provide safety training, enforce safety rules, and monitor employee performance. Each week for the next 12 weeks we will post a new step.   Step # […]

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