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Business Procedures: Reopening and Continuing to Operate During COVID-19

By Barbara Semeniuk, 2020 Business structure and protocols are continuing to change in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic. As some businesses are reopening, they must make decisions about bringing employees back onsite, letting them operate remotely, or creating a hybrid model. State guidelines, business size, and work functionality are factors involved in determining the [...]

2020-11-06T14:11:44-07:00November 6th, 2020|Coronavirus|

The Dangers of E-cigarettes in the Workplace

By Barbara Semeniuk, 2020 E-cigarettes, the electronic alternative to traditional cigarettes, have continued to rise in popularity among smokers since first introduced to consumers around 2007. The e-cigarette is now the most widely used form of non-tobacco nicotine (NTN). Marketing tactics first labeled e-cigarettes as a healthier option of tobacco use for the smoker and [...]

2020-10-02T13:14:51-06:00October 2nd, 2020|Newsletter|

Following Best Practices for Your Lockout/Tagout Program

By Barbara Semeniuk, 2020 Safety in the workplace takes proper training, planning, and implementation. With OSHA’s Lockout/Tagout program (LOTO), employers can stay up-to-date regarding safety measures for their employees who use industrial machinery and equipment. Consistency in a Lockout/Tagout program is vital, for both employers and employees to avoid serious injuries and citations. For instance, [...]

2020-09-04T11:16:28-06:00September 4th, 2020|Newsletter|

Updating Management Programs and Measuring Safety Processes

A safe company demands continuous improvement to management programs, and measuring safety performance adds accuracy to your efforts. Use tools and resources to determine the success of the current environment as well as preventative measures. To track accidents and incidents, use both lagging and leading statistics to gauge safety performance. Lagging indicators for past safety [...]

2020-08-07T08:30:45-06:00August 7th, 2020|Newsletter, Safety Matters|

COVID-19 Best Practices for Construction Companies

Protecting the Health of All Personnel on Individual Project Sites from COVID-19 While many industries experienced complete shutdowns recently, a significant number of construction projects were deemed essential. All workers, supervisors, and safety professionals on these projects need to stay updated on COVID-19 best practices and develop specific health and safety procedures for each job [...]

2020-08-06T09:39:50-06:00July 2nd, 2020|Coronavirus, Newsletter, Safety Matters|

Pandemic Workplace Safety Updates

Methods to Mitigate Exposure to the COVID-19 Virus In a Pandemic environment, learning and quickly implementing new safety efforts is a challenge as we try to thoroughly understand the nature of the COVID-19 virus and inherent risks. Over the last few weeks, a process has emerged that can take business owners through a step by [...]

2020-08-06T09:39:57-06:00June 9th, 2020|Coronavirus, Newsletter, Safety Matters, workplace|

What Happens to WCB If You Work Out of Province

(Transcribed from Video at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfJpRJg2P6hIvx7JAQsRAxQ) Basically, companies that have offices in other provinces, as long as you have a WCB account in the province that you're operating in, which I believe is mandatory, you fall under the province's jurisdictions if somebody is injured. If you don't have a WCB account in the province that you're operating [...]

2019-03-14T16:01:59-06:00May 15th, 2019|Safety Matters, Video|

2019 Audit Protocols (COR and SECOR)

(Transcribed from Video at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfJpRJg2P6hIvx7JAQsRAxQ) A number of people have asked me about the new audit protocols. The ACSA audit, if you hover between SECOR and COR, the audit will appear that you can download on the right-hand side of the screen. It has the questions, it has the observations, it has the audit instrument itself. [...]

2019-03-14T15:59:32-06:00May 8th, 2019|Safety Matters, Video|

Claims Management

(Transcribed from Video at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfJpRJg2P6hIvx7JAQsRAxQ) Health and safety is a huge area. There's industrial hygiene, there's auditing, there's program building, there's also claims management. Effective claims management should be part and parcel of any effective health and safety program. You should have a modified work program where injured workers can be work hardened and be able [...]

2019-03-14T16:01:05-06:00April 24th, 2019|Safety Matters, Video|

Purcell Enterprises Offers Program Building for Health and Safety

(Transcribed from Video at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfJpRJg2P6hIvx7JAQsRAxQ) Many clients have asked Purcell Enterprises if we do more than health and safety auditing. I've concentrated on health and safety auditing because I'm comfortable doing it. I've been doing health and safety auditing for over 30 years, I've done over a thousand audits. I've looked at a thousand different health [...]

2019-03-14T15:55:14-06:00April 17th, 2019|Safety Matters, Video|
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