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  • 13 September 2018
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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. 

Butt Out - Smoking Bans in Alberta

Proposed By-Laws to Public Smoking In Alberta

The City of Edmonton has until October 17, 2018 to finalize the smoking in public By-Law regarding changes to smoking in public places

The new by-law is currently under review by city councilors, as there are many factors that must be considered prior to the passing the by-law.

Bill C-45 Passes Final Vote

Recreational Marijuana Use to be legal on October 17, 2018.

  • 21 June 2018
  • Author: Safety Ahead
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Bill C-45 Passes Final Vote

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. 

Joint Health and Safety Committee

What is it and why do I need one?

  • 7 May 2018
  • Author: Safety Ahead
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Joint Health and Safety Committee

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.

Bill 30: Safety Program Requirements

  • 23 April 2018
  • Author: Safety Ahead
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Bill 30: Safety Program Requirements

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.

Safety in a Box ™ - Keeping Workers Safe!

  • 21 February 2018
  • Author: Safety Ahead
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Safety in a Box ™ - Keeping Workers Safe!

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 in the Workplace

  • 12 February 2018
  • Author: Safety Ahead
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Mental Health in the Workplace

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.

A fatality occurred: Now what happens?

  • 6 February 2018
  • Author: Safety Ahead
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A fatality occurred: Now what happens?

What would happen if there was a fatality on one of my sites? That is probably a question that has kept many company owners awake at night. We’ve all seen the news reports of the unfortunate families and companies that do have the misfortune of knowing what happens. The number of fatalities accepted by WCB Alberta per year has increased significantly over the last 3 years. It has risen from 25 in 2015, to 26 in 2016, to 34 in 2017. 

Prime Contractor

  • 29 January 2018
  • Author: Safety Ahead
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Prime Contractor

It’s not uncommon for a worksite to have more than one employer present on a worksite in Alberta. So with so much activity and so many people present on one site, there needs to be one single party that oversees and coordinates the worksite. This is where the Prime Contractor comes in.

Domestic Violence & OHS

  • 23 January 2018
  • Author: Safety Ahead
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Domestic Violence & OHS

Domestic violence does not play preference to gender, religion, marital status, cultural beliefs or financial status. Domestic Violence is around us every day, and is effecting working Albertans at home and on the job. The old saying “Leave your home/work problems at the door” is easier said than done. What happens when issues at home show up to work and effect the general well-being of employees? 

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Before you know it, winter will be here in full force in Alberta. The time has come to get ready for winter and ensure we are ready for the seasons to change. Here are a few things to work on before the snow hits to ensure your vehicle and your worksite will be ready.

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