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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.
After a long, cold winter…. May long weekend is finally here!! The kickoff weekend for the summer! The weather forecast for the Edmonton area is looking pretty good, although let’s not kid ourselves, many Albertans have gone May long camping while there is still snow on the ground. Hopefully we are done with the snow and do not receive anymore like the recent dump of snow we received from yesterday.
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.
When it comes to safety programs, it’s absolutely true. I recently did a little research into what it would cost to have a safety program developed, and although I had a general idea of what the average program would run but I had no idea how much of spectrum there was in terms of price and quality. I saw price ranges from $279.00 all the way up to and above $10,000.
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.
With COVID-19 spreading across the globe, some companies have been changing their working situations to allow their employees to work from home, but some companies are unable to do that and their employees still need to go into the office. This blog will give you some tips whether you are either working from home or if you are back working in the office.
When the summer months come along, so do the heat advisories. Temperature extremes can become dangerous to your health. When working in conditions with excessive exposure to heat, heat illnesses are a concern since heat stroke is a possibility.
As a worker, you have the right to know about health and safety, the right to refuse dangerous work and the right to participate in health and safety.
After the long winter we’ve had, we finally get to look forward to some warm sunny summer weather. But with that beautiful summer weather, we all know what comes along with that, and that’s…. Thunderstorms.
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