Workplace Hazards Series: COVID-19

As governments ease months-long restrictions allowing employees to return to their offices, the new reality is that these places won’t be the same as we left them. The new normal will entail increasingly structured workplaces that are more mindful of potential physical contamination. For the foreseeable future, there will be new routines and procedures that we will need to enforce and become accustomed to, seemingly normal ways of doing things that need to be shifted in order to protect team members from potential infection of the notorious virus.   Continue Reading…

Complying with Safety Regulations for Lone Workers in Alberta

Many companies who do not provide unique support for their lone workers have a difficult time adhering to working alone legislations. A common assumption is that their safety programs are already acceptable. Furthermore, other businesses might already have distinct programs for employees who work alone but find that their current procedures and policies negatively impact productivity. In this article, we will discuss methods for Continue Reading…

The Hazards of H2S Gas

What is H2S Gas?

H2S gas is a chemical compound that stands for hydrogen sulfide carbonyl sulfide gas. It is a colorless gas and is commonly recognized by its distinct rotten egg smell. H2S gas is also widely referred to as sewer gas, sour gas, stink damp, or hydrosulphuric acid. H2S is extremely poisonous to humans, corrosive, and very flammable. When it burns, H2S emits another deadly gas: sulfur dioxide, which has similar symptoms and outcomes to H2S exposure. Unfortunately, year after year workers is incidentally exposed to H2S, many of who Continue Reading…

Workplace Safety Hazards for Hospitality & Hotel Workers

Most duties of housekeepers in the hospitality industry are intense and grueling. Hotels today are competitive and offer more amenities to their guest and as a result, in an increase of workload and unseen safety hazards that can lead to an increase of serious workplace injury. Data from The Bureau of Labor Statistics from 2017 shows that hotel and motel workers had a nonfatal injury and illness incidence rate of 4.3 while total recordable cases of all industries including private, state, and local government are 3.1.   Safety agencies are reporting a significant increase in occupational injuries, safety hazards, and diseases among hospitality employees. Continue Reading…

Rising Temperatures Bring Increased Heat Stress to Lone Workers

According to the Weather Network, 2019 is predicted to be the hottest year in our history.  The developing El Niño event will only contribute to the fact that this year we will very likely experience unprecedented levels of heat and forest fires.  With predicted temperatures on the rise during the summer months, the risks of heat stress related illness are going to increase in the workplace.  Continue Reading…

Workplace Hazards Series : Safety Hazards

How to recognize and prepare for Safety Hazards in the workplace

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Safety hazards exist in every workplace, but what, exactly, is considered to be a “safety hazard”? Safety hazards are unsafe working conditions that can cause injury, illness, and/or 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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Are you aware of these 6 types of workplace safety hazards?

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Safety hazards exist in every workplace, but how do you know which ones have the most potential to harm workers? By identifying hazards at your workplace, you will be better prepared to control or eliminate them and prevent accidents, injuries, property damage, and downtime.

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Workplace Hazards Series: Biological Hazards

What They Are and How to Protect Your Workplace From Them

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No workplace is immune from biological hazards. They can appear and disappear due to a variety of factors so it is important for one to be prepared for them in the workplace. For part 3 of 7 in our Workplace Hazards series, we are covering biological hazards. A biological safety hazard is a substance produced by an organism that may pose a threat to human health. Anything that can cause harm to people, animals, or infectious plant materials can be considered a Biological Hazard. They exist in most workplaces that involve working around other people, unsanitary conditions, in labs, or in the environment.
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