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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…

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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…

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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…

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National Day of Mourning 2017

National Day of Mourning 2017

144 One Hundred and Forty-Four, that’s the number of lives we lost in Alberta due to workplace injury or illness in 2016. One Hundred and Forty-Four Men and Women just like you. The Day of Mourning has been recognized worldwide as a day to remember those killed and injured on the worksite and to strive for more improvements to everyday workplace…

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The OHS Index: An Approach to Proactive Strategic Programs

The OHS Index: An Approach to Proactive Strategic Programs

Every year, Alberta Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour selects employers for specific inspections. Effective in 2014/2015, proactive strategic programs will use an OHS index to focus education and inspection efforts towards employers who can most benefit from special assistance in meeting their obligations to provide safe and healthy work sites. Click here to learn more of the The OHS Index…

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OH&S Administrative Penalties Now In Force

OH&S Administrative Penalties Now In Force

As of October 1, 2013 Administrative Penalties have come into effect in Alberta which can impact any parties regulated by Occupational Health and Safety legislation. Offenders can now face administrative penalties as high as $10,000 per violation, per day. These penalties have been implemented by the Government of Alberta in an attempt to encourage compliance with the health and safety regulations in place…

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Competency Validation Technology

Competency Validation Technology

Tracking competency is critical part of any safety conscious business, whether you work in Oil & Gas, Construction, Transportation, or Mining, you need to keep your entire team safe. One of the best ways to manage it effectively is with proper training, but one easily forgotten part of training is ensuring the person actually retained the training and is competent…

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