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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.

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.

Ensuring Supervisor Competency

  • 11 December 2017
  • Author: Safety Ahead
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Ensuring Supervisor Competency

Supervisors play a very important role in the workplace, they set the example for the workers to follow. Supervisors are looked to by their workers to provide guidance, leadership and support in their daily tasks. Employers also rely on their supervisors to monitor and mentor their workers, as well as make sure that all workers understand their rights and responsibilities and are performing their duties in a safe and healthy manner.

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Preparing for Winter

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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