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Emergency Preparedness Week

Emergency Preparedness Week runs May 7 – 13. It is an annual event that is coordinated by Public Safety Canada, in close collaboration with the provinces and territories. That it runs the same week as NAOSH Week is quite appropriate. While NAOSH week focuses on occupational safety and health, Emergency Preparedness Week highlights the importance
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NAOSH Week, May 7-13

        May 7-13 is North American Occupational Safety and Health Week! On Canada’s National Day of Mourning on April 28, we recognized and mourned for all of those families whose lives have been turned upside down due to workplace fatalities. Throughout these past couple of years, we have been working on a
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April 28 – National Day of Mourning

Now an international observance as a day of mourning for workers killed, injured or made ill by their job, the declaration of April 28th as the Day of Mourning began here in Canada. In 1984, unions in Sudbury, Ontario, adopted the day as one to publicly acknowledge workplace injuries, illnesses, and deaths, and the Canadian
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April is Dig Safe Month!

Hidden from public view are complex networks of buried cables, wires, pipelines, water mains and sewer lines. This infrastructure delivers heat, electricity, water, phones and Internet access to your homes and offices, making modern life possible. Although these networks are more extensive in cities and towns, buried infrastructure, such as transmission pipelines, also traverses great
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ABCGA 2017 Dig Safe Conference

Once again, we will be participating in the annual Alberta Common Ground Alliance (ABCGA) Dig Safe Conference in April. This year’s conference is being held at the Sheraton Hotel in Red Deer on April 3 and 4, 2017. The main conference day (April 4) will include several discussion sessions on various topics as well as
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Alberta OH&S Incidents – February 2017

Every month, Alberta OH&S sends out an e-news bulletin with relevant information for employers, workers and others regarding workplace safety in the province. Included in some of these reports are incident summaries consisting of injuries or fatalities that have been recently reported. It is so important that we learn from the experiences of others as
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Understanding Vulnerability To Reduce Injuries

In March of 2016, we published a blog post that introduced our readers to an OHS Vulnerability Measure tool that was developed by researchers at the Institute for Work & Health in Ontario, lead by Dr. Peter Smith. The tool uses a questionnaire to determine worker vulnerability along four dimensions: level of hazards faced by
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Alberta OH&S Incidents – January 2017

Every month, Alberta OH&S sends out an e-news bulletin with relevant information for employers, workers and others regarding workplace safety in the province. Included in some of these reports are incident summaries consisting of injuries or fatalities that have been recently reported. It is so important that we learn from the experiences of others as
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Looking Forward to a Great 2017!

Looking Forward to a Great 2017!

We hope that you all had a wonderful break over the holidays and are ready to make 2017 a fantastic year! It’s hard to believe we are already at the halfway point of this school year. We have had a busy first half, including a successful round of school visits around Calgary and the surrounding
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Have a Safe and Happy Holiday!

As we close off another calendar year with festive fun, we are wishing you all a very happy holiday season. Let’s all commit to enjoying the season safely and coming back to school and work healthy and refreshed (and, ok, maybe a little more sugar-filled than usual!) If you are traveling, make sure your vehicle
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