There are lots of reasons for having a safety program but they all start with protecting the people that work for you. It is your legal responsibility to ensure the safety of your workers and the public. Depending on the province or provinces that you operate in there are subtle changes, but the general requirements are as follows:
We don’t usually do news stories on our blog here at Safety Evolution, but this story strikes home for both Wade and myself. We were in Edmonton working on a project together when both these workers were killed. It was the Annual Day of Mourning and I remember sitting with Wade and discussing how could people still be getting killed in senseless workplace accidents like these. As people, construction workers and safety professionals, we really struggled with these two deaths and the fact they were both killed on a day that was designed to bring awareness to workplace deaths.
IS CASH FLOW AFFECTING YOUR HIRING?
School days bring congestion: Yellow school buses are picking up their charges, kids on bikes are hurrying to get to school before the bell rings, harried parents are trying to drop their kids off before work.
The life cycle of a Field Level Hazard Assessment (FLHA) can be quite complex. The start is with the worker in the field, after they have attended their morning toolbox, the worker heads into the work area with the trust FLHA in their hand. They begin the day by filling out their tasks and move on to the hazards of each task. If the worker understands the system they will risk rank the hazards and document before completing the controls needed to mitigate the hazards and performing the final risk ranking before starting work.
With today’s scientists pointing to climate change as “the biggest global health threat of the 21st century” it is no wonder that the demand for air conditioning and refrigeration equipment has also increased significantly over the last few years. Incredibly, July, August and September tied or exceeded any previous year for the warmest on record in Canada.