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Traffic Safety Amendment Act to take effect March 1st, 2023. Motorists will be required to slow down to 60 km/h or the posted speed limit, whichever is lower, when passing any emergency vehicle, tow truck, road crew and snowplow operations that is stopped with their lights flashing. This will affect all lanes traveling in the same direction on multi-land roads and both directions of travel on single lane roadways.
Currently, the law only required drivers in the lane directly adjacent to the roadside to slow down to 60km/h.
Learn more about how it will affect Alberta drivers in the full article below
It is that time of year again, school is back!! As the school doors open for the year that means the traffic will get busier on our streets and parents and children will deal with more stressful times.
To help you with a safe commute for you, your children and those around you, and tips for children and parents transitioning back to school be sure to follow these safety tips.
A heat stroke victim depends on a co-worker’s ability to recognize the symptoms and seek immediate medical help. Make sure your workers are trained on the signs and symptoms of heat illness.
A lot of workers retired the past few years and others have simply left the industry since the 2014 recession looking for more stable employment. To fill the demand, many employers are looking to younger workers to fill the employment gap. As we welcome Generation Z into the workforce, keep in mind the specific challenges that face these workers. Want to know more about what you should consider before hiring young workers? Read the full article.
In business, two common methodologies for problem solving are often observed: Proactive and Reactive. Whether it is applied to safety, production processes or asset management the fundemental differences and benefits are the same. Want to know more? Read the full article on what the differences are, common reasons why people both approaches might be used and the benefits to a proactive safety management system.
The Safety Ahead team was proud to participate in the Steps for Life 5 km on Saturday May 12th, 2022. The walk was held at Rundle Park in Edmonton, Alberta.
Steps for Life is an annual fundraiser held across Canada for the Threads of Life Association for Workplace Tragedy Family Support. Participants can choose to join one of the scheduled events or even walk a location of their choice with virtual tracking.
All proceeds from Steps for Life support Threads of Life, a national charitable organization dedicated to helping families to heal after a traumatic workplace fatality, life-altering workplace injury or occupational disease.
Today, the National Day of Mourning, we invite you to take a moment to remember those who have been lost, injured, or became ill from their work and to think of the impact an injury or loss would have on your and your loved ones.
We at Safety Ahead are committed to protecting workers and actively striving to prevent further workplace tragedies. This year we also acknowledge the sacrifices of frontline and essential workers who have died or become ill during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We encourage you to commit to working safely to prevent workplace tragedies for you, your loved ones and the people who work around you.
On December 1st, 2021, revisions to Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act made major changes to the requirements for Health and Safety committees and representatives. How does this affect you and your workplace? Check out this article for more information on what’s changed and how it might effect you.
In response to the recommendations from Spring 2021 roadside worker safety online survey the Alberta Government has put forth Bill 5, the Traffic Safety Amendment Act. If passed, the bill will introduce changes to the Traffic Safety Act that will increase safety measures to better protect roadside workers and first responders on Alberta Highways. Check out our full article for further details on what will be changed and how it will affect driving on Alberta Highways.
As of March 8th, 2022 Edmonton has repealed it’s Temporary Mandatory Face Coverings Bylaw and aligned itself with the Alberta public health restrictions that came into effect on March 1st. Continue reading for more information on what restrictions still apply and other helpful tips for managing your risk of COVID-19 exposure.
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