Worker Wellness Programs

Blog Post by Chris Neumann CRSP The inclusion of worker wellness programs is integral to safety program success and sustainability. Too often metrics focus on minimizing injury severity and hazard mitigation. What isn’t as much of a focus is worker suitability to the demands of the job, prior injuries or Continue reading

Summer Safety: Pets in hot cars

Summer has arrived with a vengeance throughout western Canada. This week, BC SPCA veterinarian and senior manager, animal health Dr. Emilia Gordon explains how quickly pets can suffer damage to their brain, internal organs and even death in as little as 10 to 20 minutes if left in a hot Continue reading

Fun Facts: What happens when you get heat stroke?

With temperatures rising the hazard of heat stroke and other heat related illnesses is being identified on work sites across Canada. Workplace plans for worker exposure and hazard control may be required, contact us for assistance. What is happening in a workers body when their internal temperature gets too high? Continue reading

Safety at Home: Poison Garden

Hopefully we have seen the last of snow, and we can get on with that favorite spring pastime of gardening.  Calm, serene, peaceful and potentially toxic. Did you know that several of the most poison plants are grown in our flower gardens as ornamental’s? Datura aka Angel’s Trumpet, Monkshood aka Continue reading

Fun Facts: Is radiation dangerous?

The quick answer is: it can be. But it has also been an incredible boon to our society through it’s use in medical imaging, sensors and other technologies. Even though we must use it carefully, we have figured out many ways to use radiation to improve the quality of life Continue reading

Safety on the road: Cyclists & Motorcycle Safety

Blog post co-written by Alex Bakken and Bonita Tucker The temperatures up and the street sweepers are out. What does that mean? More pedestrians but also cyclists and motorcycles sharing the roads. Many of us know someone who has the passion for two wheels, or own our own bikes. The Continue reading

Respiratory Protection – What does it all mean?

Blog post by Alex Bakken Did you know that the colors on your respirator mean something? Many times I have walked around sites and noticed that workers are wearing the wrong filters/cartridges for the respiratory hazards identified for the task being done. Often times, when purchasing doesn’t know what cartridge Continue reading

Safety at Home: Do you know what products are under your sink?

Blog post by Alex Bakken Do you know what is in the products in your cleaning closet? Under your sink? In your bathroom? Want to know what’s in those Tide Pods all the kids are eating these days? Many products that are bought by consumers aren’t given much thought, as Continue reading

Fun Facts: How to visualize one part per million (PPM)

What is a part per million (PPM)? Often when we are measuring workplace contaminants the limits of exposure or the reading on the device used to measure the contaminant will read in PPM – but what exactly does that mean? This TedEd video helps us visualize this idea.

Fun Facts: Why do some people have seasonal allergies?

Seasonal Allergies Asthma and allergy rates are on the rise across Canada, according to a chorus of environmental experts and advocacy groups. Mounting evidence shows that the hay-fever season now lasts up to a month longer than in the past, and parts of Canada that were once too cold for Continue reading