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Are You Ready for the New COR Audit?

  • 12 September 2019
  • Author: Safety Ahead
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Are You Ready for the New COR Audit?

Have you adapted your safety program to comply with the new COR Legislation that came into effect this past January? Or are you going to be applying for your COR Audit for the first time? No matter your level of experience with COR, all companies will be audited at a new level of standards.

Safety in Agriculture

  • 27 August 2019
  • Author: Safety Ahead
  • Number of views: 314
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Safety in Agriculture

As the season begins to change to fall, I can’t help but think of the autumn harvest. With an assortment of delicious fruits and vegetables in season, family dinners and gatherings are looked forward to by all. But did you know that the fall harvest can have some dangerous results when safety is not made a priority.

Air Travel Safety

  • 28 July 2019
  • Author: Safety Ahead
  • Number of views: 548
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Air Travel Safety

With summer travel in full swing, and the recent news of an Air Canada flight’s emergency landing, now is the time to think safe in your travels.

On July 11th, Air Canada Flight 33 from Toronto to Sydney, Australia was forced to make an emergency landing in Honolulu due to extreme turbulence – injuring 37 people. While flight turbulence may not have been preventable, most injuries were.

From our team’s air travel experience, we at Safety Ahead would like to offer up our top flight safety tips for you to keep in mind this travel season and anytime you find yourself flying:
 

Safety for Young Workers

  • 8 July 2019
  • Author: Safety Ahead
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Safety for Young Workers

Their first job – it’s an exciting and proud moment in a parent’s life when their child starts their first job. What a great way to spend the summer – earning a first pay cheque, learning new skills and preparing for the future. But have you or your child stopped to think and question – how safe are they on the job?

Summer 2019 Promotions

June 1 - August 31, 2019

  • 6 June 2019
  • Author: Safety Ahead
  • Number of views: 1294
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Summer 2019 Promotions

Summer is the time to think safe!

Connect with Safety Ahead now for our Summer Promotions featuring Safety Program Discounts, Safety In A Box Discounts and Training Discounts too.

OHS Contact Orders

What happens if I get one? How do I deal with it?

  • 23 May 2019
  • Author: Safety Ahead
  • Number of views: 1328
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OHS Contact Orders

Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Officers have the authority to issue orders to employers and worksite parties that require specific actions that will result in compliance with Alberta OHS legislation.

Camping Safety

May Long Weekend is here!!

  • 17 May 2019
  • Author: Safety Ahead
  • Number of views: 1018
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Camping Safety

After a long, cold winter May long weekend is finally here!! The weather forecast for the Edmonton area looks pretty decent, although let’s not kid ourselves, many an Albertan has gone May long camping while there is still snow on the ground. But for once mother nature seems to be cooperating and many families will take this opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle and head to the great outdoors.

Update your Safety Program!

Align with the 2019 COR Audit Tool and recent legislation changes

  • 3 May 2019
  • Author: Safety Ahead
  • Number of views: 1100
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Update your Safety Program!

Get ready for your COR Audit! The Alberta Construction Safety Association introduced the ACSA 2019 COR Audit Tool in January 2019. All companies requiring COR audits will now be audited using this new standard. There are significant changes in legislation and the audit tool over the last year, it is important that company health and safety programs are updated to include these requirements.

Mandatory Training for Class 1 & 2 Alberta Driver's Licences

In Effect March 1, 2019.

  • 28 February 2019
  • Author: Safety Ahead
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Mandatory Training for Class 1 & 2 Alberta Driver's Licences

In the wake of the Humboldt Broncos tragedy, the realization for increased commercial driver training was made very apparent to Canadians everywhere. And the Alberta Government has responded.

Changes to the ACSA Audit Tool

COR Audit Changes 2019

Changes to the ACSA Audit Tool

The Alberta Construction Safety Association has issued out the 2019 Audit Tool. 

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Air Travel Safety

  • 28 July 2019
  • Author: Safety Ahead
  • Number of views: 553
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Air Travel Safety

With summer travel in full swing, and the recent news of an Air Canada flight’s emergency landing, now is the time to think safe in your travels.

On July 11th, Air Canada Flight 33 from Toronto to Sydney, Australia was forced to make an emergency landing in Honolulu due to extreme turbulence – injuring 37 people. While flight turbulence may not have been preventable, most injuries were.

From our team’s air travel experience, we at Safety Ahead would like to offer up our top flight safety tips for you to keep in mind this travel season and anytime you find yourself flying:

  • Seat Belts: as you know, wearing your seat belt during takeoff and landing is a must. But did you know that you should be wearing your belt the entire time you are seated during the flight? This is due to the unknown timing and location of turbulence, and the risk for injuries, movement of people, and items can happen quickly when the plane hits a rough patch of air. We too at Safety Ahead have experienced turbulence many times in the middle of a flight, while just trying to relax or even eat a snack. Having our seat belts always done up while sitting has helped prevent any unnecessary spills.  
  • Oxygen Masks: should there be an emergency, or even if the air depressurizes, knowing how to use your oxygen mask is crucial. Always put your own mask on first before assisting others – you have probably heard this multiple times, but do you know why? In the case of a lack of oxygen, you will need to ensure you are alert and conscious, as you are no good to others should you pass out. Therefore, know how to use your mask, get it on, and then assist children or anyone incapable of putting the mask on themselves.
  • Lifejacket or Floatation Device: be sure to know where your personal lifejacket or floatation device is located. For most flights, this will be stored under your seat. Luckily, we at Safety Ahead have never had to use any of these devices on flight, but we also read the safety manual located at our seat to be prepared.  
  • Emergency Exits: locate and know where the nearest Emergency Exit is to your seat on a plane. In the case of an emergency evacuation, being prepared for any situation (including a power outage or items blocking your way) by knowing where to go will help greatly. We sometimes like to even choose the option to sit at the Emergency Exit as it provides extra legroom and easy access should the case arise.  
  • Emergency Slides: should you have to evacuate the plane, emergency slides may be inflated and deployed. Be sure to remove high-heeled shoes or anything that could puncture the slide in the case of an evacuation.
  • Take-Off Safety Orientation: one of the best and safest ways to enjoy your flight is to take the 5 minutes to watch and listen to the take-off safety orientation. At Safety Ahead, our team members have travelled to many different countries, and thankfully the safety orientation has always done in English and the native language. During this session you are provided all the safety information needed for your particular aircraft and flight. Demonstrations on how to use your seat belt, oxygen mask, floatation device and more are covered, and in the case of an emergency or time of panic, having this insight could save your life.

Wishing you a happy and safe air-travels, wherever your next flight may take you!

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