Safety Cost Calculator(s) and how they can help

When we attempt to track costing related to workplace incidents there are a few techniques and tools that can be used. Currently there are paid applications that can track costs as part of their investigative process and, there are some free ones. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) – has Continue reading

Winter Safety – Driving

Severe weather can be both frightening and dangerous for drivers. Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Drivers should know the safety rules for Continue reading

Alter G Zero Gravity Treadmill invented by NASA

By: Bonita Tucker I don’t think many of us walk into a physiotherapy appointment and start checking out the equipment, but that is exactly what I did on my first visit to Leading Edge Physiotherapy.  The Alter G Zero Gravity Treadmill, invented by NASA, really caught my eye, looking like Continue reading

Worker Compensation Updates – What you need to know

Since January 2018 there have been many changes occurring to WCB in Alberta. Here is how these changes affect businesses. Presumption for traumatic psychological injury claims for all workers Workers who are exposed to psychological injury may be compensated by the WCB example: those who experience workplace violence/harassment, witness serious Continue reading

Ensuring Compliance for Eyewash and Drench Shower Equipment – Part 2

By: Bonita Tucker No need to be confused about the requirements for emergency equipment, see below and contact us with any additional questions. Location of equipment: All flushing equipment must be located in areas that are accessible within 10 seconds (roughly 55 feet). This is commonly referred to in the Continue reading

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

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

Province looking for feedback on new OHS Act

The provincial government is looking for feedback from Albertans regarding the new Occupational Health and Safety Act. The new act, which will go into place on June 1, will define harassment and violence in all of its forms, and will require joint work site health and safety committees or a Continue reading