(Transcribed from Video at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfJpRJg2P6hIvx7JAQsRAxQ)
I’m frequently asked what industries Purcell Enterprises works with. We work with seven.
We work with construction, manufacturing, food processing, trucking, oil and gas, and two grab bag organizations, Alberta Safety Council and AASP. So we cover almost every industry in the province, and we’ve had over 30 years experience auditing, creating safety programs that work and are efficient and cost-effective.
Each industry has its unique hazards, however a health and safety program which now has 10 elements as of January 1, 2019, goes a long way to reducing the possibility of injury and losses. So it’s important to stay abreast of the changes and try some of the new audit protocols that can be downloaded from the various websites.
And it’s important that if you’re going to be doing an audit in any one of these industries, an external audit, that you do your own internal audit to familiarize yourself with the changes and to prepare for the onset of the external health and safety auditor. And they’re much longer to write, they’re probably an extra day or two due to the length of the new audits and what’s involved in them.
Barb Semeniuk is a veteran Safety Auditor and Worker Advocate. Her experience and diligence save companies dollars, and make workers safer while on the job.