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Boost Workplace Safety with CPR Certification: A Guide for Employers

Posted in: Safety | Posted by braveadmin on February 28, 2024

Enhance workplace safety with CPR certification. Understand the benefits and peace of mind it offers your organization. As safety-conscious employers, you know that your employees are your most valuable asset. Ensuring your workers’ well-being is your top priority, hence the inception of occupational health and safety. By law in Alberta, every employer must appoint a joint Health and Safety committee or Health and Safety representative to oversee the health and safety of the organization. It is the responsibility of the committee or representative to provide or offer health and safety training and education, including First Aid, to all employees.  Perhaps one of the most important aspects of First Aid training is Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification which can be key to promoting workplace safety. Picture this: A colleague suddenly collapses in your office due to a medical emergency. What would you do? How would your employees react? Having a well-trained workforce […]

Implementing an Effective Safety Program: A Smart Strategy to Reduce WCB Premiums

Posted in: Claims Costs,Safety,WCB Premium Reduction | Posted by Rebecca Ingram on July 31, 2023

Beginning with the basics and creating a solid foundation is key to ensuring a successful outcome and workplace safety is no exception. A well implemented health and safety management program (HSMP) lays the groundwork for how employees operate throughout their day and perform their job duties. Not only does it foster a positive work environment, but it can have a significant impact on the financial bottom line by reducing workers compensation claims and ultimately WCB premiums. Here’s how: First and foremost, an effective HSMP creates a proactive culture of safety within the organization. By establishing clear safety policies, procedures, and training programs, businesses can empower their employees to identify and mitigate workplace hazards. This proactive approach reduces the number of accidents, injuries, and illnesses, which results in fewer worker compensation claims. Fewer claims and less severe injuries will naturally lead to lower WCB premiums over time. Secondly, a strong HSMP […]

Understanding the Significance of Physical Demands Analysis

Posted in: Accident Prevention,Safety,Worker's Compensation Board,Workplace Wellness | Posted by Rebecca Ingram on May 30, 2023

In today’s post-pandemic, fast-paced and ever changing world, ensuring the health, safety, and productivity of employees is becoming increasingly more important and challenging for organizations across all industries. Employers need to focus their time and resources on what is within their control rather than what is not. An effective health and safety management program is one that embraces prevention, preparedness and planning in an effort to avoid or address incidents, accidents and injuries. A key component of any health and safety management program is a current and accurate Physical Demands Analysis (PDA) of all positions in the organization. Physical Demands Analysis Defined: Physical Demands Analysis is a systematic approach used to evaluate the physical requirements of job tasks. By analyzing the demands placed on employees, organizations can identify potential risks, design appropriate interventions, improve overall workplace ergonomics and facilitate return to work options for injured or ill workers.  A PDA […]

Construction Safety Hazards and How to Address Them

Posted in: Accident Prevention,Safety | Posted by Rebecca Ingram on March 28, 2023

Spring is sprung, the grass is riz, but what about the construction biz? Even though construction is ongoing throughout the year, springtime marks the start of the busiest period for the industry as a whole. Roadwork, excavation, erecting buildings and other outdoor work have all been on hiatus, or at least cut back, through the winter months just waiting to ramp up as soon as the weather allows. With this increase in productivity is an increase in risk of injury or accident on the jobsite. Now is the time to start reviewing safety hazards and educating your workforce on how to avoid workplace incidents. There are several common construction safety hazards that workers may face on construction sites. Here are a few examples: Falls: Construction workers often work at heights, which can lead to falls. These can occur from ladders, scaffolding, roofs, or other elevated surfaces. Electrical hazards: Workers may […]

Mental Health in the Workplace – Tips and facts for a healthy workforce

Posted in: Mental Health,Safety,Workplace,Workplace Wellness | Posted by Rebecca Ingram on January 24, 2023

Canada will be activating a three-digit number for suicide prevention on November 30, 2023. If you’d like to know more about this, please visit the Government of Canada website. If you are in Canada and you, or someone you know, need help now, please continue to call 1.833.456.4566 any time, or text 45645 between 4 p.m. and midnight ET. Blue Monday, possibly the saddest day of the year, was January 16th and Bell Let’s Talk Day is January 25th. We are heading into the depths of winter and into the fourth year of dealing with the physical, financial and emotional impact of the COVID pandemic. It’s no wonder everyone is talking about mental health. The recent focus on the awareness and acceptance of mental illness and the effects that stress has on our overall well being only highlights the connection between workplace safety and a psychologically healthy work environment. ‘Blue […]

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