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Tips for Creating an Effective Safety Program

Tips for Creating an Effective Safety Program

Why do I need a safety program? Safety programs are designed to give workers the skills and tools they need to avoid worksite accidents. Without a safety program in place, mitigating accidents becomes a game of luck rather than a strategic plan. Employee safety should be a top priority and safety programs are a fantastic tool to help keep you…

What Is Emergency Management?

What Is Emergency Management?

Emergency management is essentially a group of individuals that bridge the gap between local, provincial, and federal resources to mitigate, prepare, respond, and recover from all types of disasters. Think of emergency management as a champagne tower where the contents flow from one level to the next as each level’s limits are exceeded. It starts at the individual level, when…

Daily Pre-Trip Inspections – Keep the Road Safe

Daily Pre-Trip Inspections – Keep the Road Safe

Pre-trip inspections are a vital process for keeping everyone on the road safe, including you. By systematically inspecting equipment and loads, operators can drive with confidence knowing everyone is safe. Here are some helpful tips to making pre trips, efficient, and effective. Take it seriously – Pre-trips can become monotonous, and repetitive, but the importance of them can never be…

Proper Hoisting – Tag or be Tagged!

Proper Hoisting – Tag or be Tagged!

Working around hoisting equipment can become monotonous, especially with constant repetition. Some work sites are all too focused on the end goal, while the most important goal of all may be forgotten, get everyone home safe.   Equipment breaks – even with diligent inspections, equipment can fail. Motor’s strain, slings fray, weight can be altered, (wet, muddy, icy, etc.), hydraulic…

What Is WHMIS and Why Is It a Must Have On a Resume?

What Is WHMIS and Why Is It a Must Have On a Resume?

WHMIS stands for Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System. It’s a mouthful of words, but taking the time to learn it can not only help your resume, but also save you from serious harm,   Most Canadians are required to have WHMIS if they are exposed to, or may be in contact with hazardous materials. Which is in accordance with Globally…