The Workplace Benefits of First Aid Training

First aid training has benefits for both employers and employees

Not every job is dangerous, but every employer is responsible for the safety of their employees in the workplace. One of the best ways for employers to meet their legal and moral obligations to their employees is to provide first aid training to employees. Having employees trained provides benefits that aren’t always obvious. In this article we’ll look at some of the ways that first aid training can benefit both employers and employees.

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Due Diligence and Keeping Lone Workers Safe

First of a Series by Kent Macfarlane

Due diligence is the level of judgement, care, prudence, determination, and activity that a person would reasonably be expected to do under particular circumstances.

Applied to occupational health and safety, due diligence means that employers must take all reasonable precautions, under the particular circumstances of every aspect of their business, to prevent injuries or accidents in the workplace. This duty applies to situations covered by  occupational health and safety legislation or regulations and equally importantly, those that are not.

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Beat The Heat!

Top 5 Summer Hazards

construction worker working in heat on sunny day

When summertime rolls around, it’s easy to forget that even the clearest weather and sunshine can create hazards when working outdoors. If you find yourself working alone outside, you’ll need to take extra precautions as any potential problems are made worse when you’re away from help. In this list we’ll be looking at some of the most common risks of working outdoors in the summer, and some of the ways that you can help protect yourself.

1. Sun and Heat

Risks from sun and heat include sun stroke, dehydration, and sun burns. To avoid burning, apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before exposure, and reapply throughout the day to maintain your protection. When heat poses a danger to you, make sure that you stay hydrated, and take breaks in the shade whenever possible.

 

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Safety as an Investment

Lives aren’t the only thing that a robust culture of safety can protect

When you think about a safe business, you should think about more than safety as something you can provide for your workers at a cost to yourself. Safety, when done right, can make your workers safe and will make your business safer from a financial perspective. This transforms safety into a two-way street that has serious beneficial implications for your organization. This is Safety Culture, and investing in it is one of the safest moves a business can make.

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Lone Worker Safety: Monitoring Technologies

What you’ll need to know when you’re choosing a device for lone worker safety

In the third part of our January Tech Check, we’re looking at technologies available to protect lone workers. SafetyLine supports a variety of technologies, which means that you may have a tough decision when it comes to purchasing devices. In this guide, we’ll break down the capabilities of each device, and outline some common usage scenarios.

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Real-Estate Agent? You May Be At Risk!

5 Tips That Could Save Your Life If You Work In Real Estate

Last week in Arkansas, real estate agent Beverly Carter was reported missing when she did not return after showing a home to a potential client. Tragically, her body was found a few days later and a suspect is in custody, who is believed to have targeted Mrs. Carter because of her profession and because she at times worked alone.

You love your career as a real-estate agent – it comes with a lot of freedom and flexibility, and can be very financially rewarding.  However, by the fact you may be working alone, you could be putting yourself at risk to having an accident without aid being notified immediately, or even violent attacks.

This article will outline 5 tips that could save your life if you work in real estate.

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The Benefits of Software as a Service

Why proprietary hardware is becoming a thing of the past

Scalable technology has become more important than ever for small and medium sized businesses. In a global market, businesses need the ability to place employees anywhere at any time. To meet this demand, companies are increasingly turning to service providers and purchasing software as a service (SaaS) for their technology needs.

Once a niche distribution model, SaaS has now become the top method of software delivery. Consumers benefit from improved product support, and businesses are benefiting from a reduction to their overhead expenses.

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Heart Attack and Stroke in the Work Place: Do you know the Warning Signs?

Recognizing the early warning signs of heart attack and stroke could save someone’s life.

Every 7 minutes, someone in Canada dies from heart disease or stroke (Statistics Canada, 2011). If a co-worker was experiencing symptoms of a stroke or heart attack at a job site, would you be able to recognize the signs and take action?

In this post, you will learn what to look for when someone in the work place is experiencing a stroke or a heart attack.

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Workplace Hazards Series : Safety Hazards

How to recognize and prepare for Safety Hazards in the workplace

Safety Hazards exist in every workplace, but what is considered to be a “Safety Hazard”?  Safety Hazards are unsafe working conditions that can cause injury, illness and death. For this second of seven articles in our “Workplace Hazards” series we will be covering Safety Hazards.  They are the most common of the six types of hazards and exist in every workplace.

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