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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.
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!
Handling WCB Claims can be time consuming, confusing, and overwhelming to even an experienced safety person. It is very important that WCB Claims are handled effectively from the moment of injury/illness to ensure that the worker is able to recover as soon as possible but also to keep the cost of the claim to a minimum.
British Columbia has almost 300 active wildfires that are plaguing the province. The hot and dry weather conditions have made the situation much worse, along with lightning strikes causing even more fires to start.
June 20th is just around the corner which means summer has finally arrived in Alberta! And many people like to take advantage of our warm summer days by escaping to their favorite lake for a little R&R, which often involves getting out on a boat. While this is a fun pastime, it can also be dangerous if the proper precautions are not taken.
A fire so large it was nicknamed “The Beast”, the wildfire in Fort McMurray started in May 2016, forcing the largest wildfire evacuation in this province’s history. It destroyed approximately 2,400 homes and buildings and spread across approximately 590,000 hectares (1,500,000 acres) before it was declared to be under control in July 2016.
Imagine a fire starts in your house, starting to block all exits and ways out. You’re trapped and can’t get out of the house. You start to panic. Wishing you would have come up with an escape route or plan to get out. This is where the Fire Safety Plan comes in handy. Fires affect thousand of Canadians every year whether they are workplace fires, house fires and/or forest fires.
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