The Lifestyle and Rhythm of Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication (CERC)

Every crisis has a rhythm, with different phases occurring at different times. Scaling an emergency into multiple phases organizes a crisis and creates control and direction when an actual disaster hits your community. The Four Phases of a Crisis To produce the best results, Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication (CERC) must adapt to the different [...]

2023-11-14T14:19:50-07:00November 3rd, 2023|Newsletter, Safety Matters, Workplace Safety|

The Shift From Hard Hats to Helmets

Too often, we see these accidents happen. We hear about a worker who says he was wearing his Protective Personal Equipment (PPE), his hard hat, but it had failed him. His safety was put at risk when a 2x4 came crashing down, knocking his hard hat off, leaving his bare head exposed for the rest [...]

The Responsibility of Hazardous Energy: Changes to Part 15 in the OHS Code

Don’t get behind on the newest updates for health and safety in your workplace. We’ve compiled the essentials to help ensure your business is in line with the latest OHS and CSA standards. Make sure to stay ahead and keep your workplace compliant with Alberta's Occupational Health and Safety codes. Language Updates There have been [...]

2023-09-22T13:50:31-06:00June 2nd, 2023|Newsletter, Safety Matters, Workplace Safety|

New Changes to First Aid Part 11

Effective March 31, 2023, Canada’s First Aid training for workers must comply with CSA Standard Z1210-17.  Don’t get behind on the newest updates for health and safety in your workplace. First aid certification remains a basic requirement for all primary contractors and employers. We’ve compiled the essentials to help ensure your business is in line [...]

2023-09-22T13:50:41-06:00May 5th, 2023|Newsletter, Safety Matters, Workplace Safety|

Best Practices for Improving Performance in Workplace Health and Safety

For years the construction industry measured health and safety using lagging indicators. Construction Owners Association of America (COAA) members realized for companies to achieve the next level of health and safety performance, they must focus on leading indicators. However, before workplaces can jump into leading indicators, they must first understand the different responsibilities of each [...]

2023-03-15T12:20:54-06:00February 10th, 2023|Workplace Safety|

Identifying and Improving Risk Management in the Workplace

The process of hiring and orienting a new employee can be a daunting and sometimes tedious task. Employee retention can prove to be just as difficult. Fortunately, research shows a safe and healthy workplace provides a happy and productive workforce that prevents employee turnover. Identifying the risks in the workplace and creating an effective health [...]

2022-12-01T07:34:57-07:00December 9th, 2022|Workplace Safety|

Shifting Views From Spending to Saving: How to Save 2% on the Bottom Line

In Ben Franklin’s words, “A penny saved is a penny earned.” Whether a business saves money in the field or behind a desk, wisely cutting costs positively impacts the bottom line. When safety professionals contribute to these cost-saving measures, they are contributing to the company’s financial success. The Thinking Shift Safety professionals are often focused [...]

2022-05-24T16:44:47-06:00June 3rd, 2022|Workplace Safety|

CLAS Standards Help Improve Health and Safety in the Workplace

The Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) standards were established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of Minority Health (OMH). The primary goal of the CLAS program is to help Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) professionals focus on the importance of language preferences, cultural health beliefs and literacy levels, [...]

2023-11-14T14:24:51-07:00March 29th, 2022|Employee Wellbeing, Workplace Safety|

Emerging Technologies To Mitigate Construction Safety Hazards

In 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the construction industry had a monthly average of 350,000 job openings and 400,000 hires. The problem in the construction industry is not related to hiring individuals. Rather, it lies in keeping them safe and productive.  A staggering one-fifth of U.S. workplace fatalities are associated with the construction industry. That [...]

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