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Can Your Workers Spot the Signs of Heat Illness?

Training your workers to spot the signs of heat illness early can save lives.

  • 18 July 2022
  • Author: Safety Ahead
  • Number of views: 142
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Can Your Workers Spot the Signs of Heat Illness?

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. 

 

Young Workers: Extra Hiring Considerations

Labour Shortage has Employers Looking Towards Younger Workers

  • 7 July 2022
  • Author: Safety Ahead
  • Number of views: 197
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Young Workers: Extra Hiring Considerations

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.

Proactive and Reactive Approaches to Safety Management

  • 29 June 2022
  • Author: Safety Ahead
  • Number of views: 190
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Proactive and Reactive Approaches to Safety Management

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.

Steps for Life Annual Fundraiser Walk

Supporting those effected by traumatic workplace fatality, life-altering workplace injury or occupational disease

  • 16 May 2022
  • Author: Safety Ahead
  • Number of views: 304
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Steps for Life Annual Fundraiser Walk

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.
 

National Day of Mourning

Remembering those effected by workplace related injuries, illnesses and casualties

  • 28 April 2022
  • Author: Safety Ahead
  • Number of views: 310
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National Day of Mourning

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.

 

Health and Safety Committee Legislation Changes

  • 18 April 2022
  • Author: Safety Ahead
  • Number of views: 324
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Health and Safety Committee Legislation Changes

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.

Alberta to Improve Highway Safety

The Traffic Safety Amendment Act

  • 24 March 2022
  • Author: Safety Ahead
  • Number of views: 412
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Alberta to Improve Highway Safety

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.

Edmonton Face Covering Bylaw Repealed

  • 14 March 2022
  • Author: Safety Ahead
  • Number of views: 415
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Edmonton Face Covering Bylaw Repealed

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.

Covid-19 Restriction Changes

  • 2 March 2022
  • Author: Safety Ahead
  • Number of views: 450
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Covid-19 Restriction Changes

March marks the beginning of spring and with it comes major changes to COVID-19 restrictions in Alberta. As of March 1st Alberta has officially moved to Step 2 of it’s 3 step plan. Read up on the latest changes, what's been lifted and what's here to stay. 

Winter Driving Tips!

  • 21 January 2022
  • Author: Safety Ahead
  • Number of views: 543
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Winter Driving Tips!

Given the recent weather and road conditions in Edmonton, Alberta, what better time to discuss the do’s and don’ts of winter driving! Edmonton experienced an extremely high amount of vehicles collisions due to the recent freezing rain and freeze thaw conditions. Over 100 collisions were reported in Edmonton from the freezing rain. Many of these could have been prevented by driving in a manner that is appropriate for the weather and road conditions. Please have a look at the tips below to help improve your winter driving awareness!

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