Emergency Preparedness Week – May 5-11, 2019

Emergency Management in Canada: How Does It Work? In a country that borders on three oceans and spans six time zones, creating an emergency response system that works for every region is a huge challenge. That’s why emergency management in Canada is a shared responsibility. That means everyone has an Continue reading

Emergency Preparedness Week – May 5-11, 2019

Using Technology During a Disaster We rely on technology more and more to keep in touch with our family, friends, and colleagues with a click of a button. But what happens in the event of a major emergency? Suddenly these tools can become vital in helping you and your family Continue reading

Emergency Preparedness Week – May 5-11, 2019

Facts About Emergency Preparedness Roughly 5,000 earthquakes are recorded in Canada every year. The worldwide cost of natural disasters has skyrocketed from $2 billion in the 1980s, to $27 billion over the past decade. Canada’s first billion dollar disaster, the Saguenay flood of 1996, triggered a surge of water, rocks, Continue reading

Occupational Disease – Dire Straits 1982

“Warning lights are flashing down at Quality Control Someone threw a spanner and they threw him in the hole There’s rumors in the loading bay and anger in the town Somebody blew the whistle and the walls came down There’s a meeting in the boardroom they’re trying to trace the Continue reading

Seasonal Affective Disorder; SAD – How to cope with the Winter Blues

Post submitted by: Veronica Ford September 21st 2018 in Edmonton, Alberta, today is the officially the first day of Fall but someone forgot to let Mother Nature know today is fall and not winter as the region was dumped with snow.  The stark reality of this snowfall is that the Continue reading

Occupational Health and Safety on Alberta Farms & Ranches

Alberta’s new Occupational Health and Safety technical rules for farms and ranches come into effect on December 1, 2018. What do these new rules mean for your farming operation? How can farm and ranch managers prepare? The requirements of the OHS legislation are applicable for farms and ranches with waged, Continue reading

It’s that time of year again – Flu Shots

But why? Influenza (also known as the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. There are 4 types of influenza viruses: A, B, C and D. Influenza B and C infect humans. Influenza D viruses primarily affect cattle, while influenza A viruses infect humans and animals like horses, pigs, cats, Continue reading

Better Safety Meetings – Mandatory to Memorable

“Humor activates the brain’s dopamine reward system, stimulating goal-oriented motivation and long-term memory, which means that humor can improve retention in students of all ages.  Essentially, humor activates our sense of wonder, which is where learning begins, so it seems logical that humor could enhance retention.” Source Do you suspect Continue reading

MELT = Mandatory Entry Level Training

Mandatory Entry Level Training, MELT, for commercial drivers was announced July 11th, 2018 by Transportation Minister Brian Mason.  The MELT program is slated to begin in early 2019 and will affect Class 1 and Class 2 drivers.  Currently in Alberta training requirements to obtain a Class 1 or 2 driver’s Continue reading

#FindAnAED Campaign – What is it and why AED Awareness is Important

AED stands for Automated External Defibrillator, it can save someone’s life who is in cardiac arrest, a situation where the heart no longer beats normally.  The AED is needed to ‘shock’ the heart into stopping momentarily so that it can start beating normally once more, and without an AED a patient may Continue reading