Monthly Archives: May 2017

Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round …

As we come out the other side of the American Memorial Day holiday (Our remembrances to those fallen soldiers who have fought for all our freedoms, even ours here in Canada. Thank you to America), many school years are over or are about to end, releasing the kids to their parents and wreak terror in [...]

2017-05-24T16:07:52+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Safety Matters|

A New Vehicle for High-Tech Vehicle Standards

Virtually everything in our lives has evolved with technology. From "smart homes" to smartphones to "smart cars," there is almost nothing (other than perhaps humans themselves) that hasn't grown and evolved into high-tech machines - even standard stoves, ovns, clothes washers and dryers have become computers, in effect. Cars have seen a lot of development [...]

2017-05-22T15:26:38+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Safety Matters|

Crowdsourcing Dangers

There is something to be said about the new labor concept called crowdsourcing. This concept uses the internet to bring employers and contractors together from around the world. There are many different ways that labor can be crowdsourced - defined as work that is organized through an "online labor exchange" - which can cut costs [...]

2017-05-15T17:19:55+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Safety Matters|

Risk-taker, or Cautious? Here are Your Jobs of Choice!

We can count on Mike Rowe to pick out the d?irty Jobs that may of us do. But if you were asked to come up with the 10 most dangerous jobs, and the 10 safest jobs, how many do you think you can name? Whether it's a dirty job, safe job or dangerous job, our [...]

2017-05-15T13:00:40+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Safety Matters|

Do We Have the Whole Truth about Pesticides?

Which can be more dangerous, the pests or the pesticides we use to kill them? That has been a $64,000 question for a number of years, and depending on the situation the answer can be different.  Much progress has been made in developing pesticidal chemicals that are safer to humans, and improvements in developing better [...]

2017-05-09T10:19:31+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Safety Matters|

Creating the Canary in the Coal Mine

Many people know firsthand or indirectly the dangers and risks that coal miners face when they go to work every day for their long 10- to 12-hour shifts. Even with all the work that has been done to promote and encourage safety, coal mines still have many inherent risks and hazards for workers. Unfortunately, that [...]

2017-05-09T10:19:33+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Safety Matters|