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Safety Ahead offers a wide variety of services designed to assist companies with developing and maintaining an effective health and safety management system.
A user-friendly, versatile way to manage your safety program with ease!
Safety Ahead has recently become the only Alberta distributor for Safety Admin! Safety Admin is a web based health and safety program used to streamline company safety documentation and processes.
British Columbia has declared a state of emergency due to the almost 600 wildfires that are plaguing the province. Hot, dry weather conditions have made the situation worse, along with lightning strikes causing even more fires to add to the problem.
The smoke from the BC fires has been pushing it's way into Alberta and is creating very poor air quality and air advisory warnings from Environment Canada to be issued. The Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) indicates that air quality is forecast as a 10 (High Risk) for Friday August 17, and 9 overnight and into Saturday. Moving into the weekend it should drop to a moderate risk of 5.
Why is it necessary?
Prompt Incident Reporting – it’s hammered into us during orientations, during safety meetings and tool box meetings. Is it really important? …Why?
There are really two primary reasons why incidents and injuries should be reported immediately:
- To prevent the injury from getting worse
- To correct an identified hazard before a person has an incident and now, because of legislative changes that have come into effect with the introduction of Bill 30, Potentially Serious Incidents also require reporting to OHS.
Recreational Marijuana Use to be legal on October 17, 2018.
On Tuesday June 19, 2018, Bill C-45 for cannabis legalization was passed in less than 4 hours with a final vote of 52 to 29. The Bill still requires Royal Assent, which is scheduled for July 21. The new legislation will allow adults in Canada to legally possess and use small amounts of recreational marijuana within the legislative guidelines. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement on Wednesday that recreational marijuana will be legal across Canada on October 17, 2018.
Keep your summer fun and safe!
Summer has finally arrived in Alberta! And many people like to take advantage of our warm summer days by escaping o their favorite lake for a little R&R, which often involves the operation of boats. While this is a fun pastime it can also be dangerous if the proper precautions are not taken. Canadian law also requires that boats are equipped with marine safety equipment. So we’re here to provide you with some information and tips to help you enjoy your boat in a safe way.
What is it and why do I need one?
As Bill 30 begins to come into effect on June 1, 2018, we start to look at what these changes will mean in terms of how we operate our companies. One of the requirements being introduced by Bill 30 is the Joint Health and Safety Committee.
With the changes introduced by Bill 30 that are required to be implemented by July 1, 2018, many company owners are worried and wondering what this will mean for them in regards to the safety program requirement.
You want to keep your employees safe while on the job, and you believe in following rules and regulations that help you ensure their safety. But have you ever wondered what else you can be doing? Maybe legislation has changed and there are new requirements that you are unaware of. Maybe your scope of work has changed over the years and your program needs to be updated but you’re not sure where to start or what to include. Continuous improvement within your company leads to better bottom lines. This applies to your safety program as well.
Mental Health has long since been a taboo subject of conversation. For a long time it was considered polite to mind your own business and to avoid drawing attention to or question another person’s mental health issues. However, with upcoming legislative changes in Bill 30, employers have even more responsibilities to ensure the well-beingof their workers including their mental health.