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Top Five Tips for Better New/Returning Worker Safety Orientations

Author: 1lifeadmin | Posted on August 16, 2016

  Spring has spring and that means new and returning workers for many organizations. Did you know that new workers have 5 to 7 times the risk of injury in the first 4 weeks of a new job? Seasonal work like construction, landscaping and hospitality typically has credible safety and health risks. A cornerstone to both a great experience for …

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Have You Defined your Safety Non Negotiables?

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Five workers employed by Metron Construction fell more than 100 feet to the ground when the swing stage they were working on suddenly collapsed. None of those workers was attached to a lifeline as required both by law and industry practice. Four workers died and the fifth was seriously injured. Vadim Kazenelson, the project manager was found guilty of four …

Real Reminders of the Importance of Worker Safety!

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Construction Manager to Serve Jail Time for Worker Deaths. Ongoing decisions from the Metron Construction tragedy continue to set precedents in Canadian health and safety law. Near the end of the working day on Christmas Eve 2009, six workers were on a swing stage when it collapsed. With only two safety harnesses with a lanyard attached to serve as fall …

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2015 Canadian Safety Leader of the Year Finalist

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Canadian Occupational Safety (http://www.cos-mag.com/home.html) launched its Safety Leader of the Year award in 2006 to find and recognize the individual who best exemplifies leadership and vision in the world of occupational health and safety in Canada. 1Life is very proud and grateful that our President, Theo Heineman was recognized as one of three finalists. Theo accepted her award at a …

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How Are You Managing the Working Alone Dilemma?

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Do you have workers that work alone or in isolation? Did you know that even if your employee is working where other people are present but who are not from your workplace, they are technically working alone? Employees who work alone or in isolation tend to be more vulnerable than those who have co-workers present. If a lone worker is …

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Know the Risks When Working Around Powered Mobile Equipment

Author: 1lifeadmin | Posted on July 11, 2016

DID YOU KNOW? Working around Powered Mobile Equipment is one of the most dangerous tasks performed on worksites. Serious Incident: January 2015 – A worker in Winnipeg was seriously injured when an aerial lift rolled and pinned the worker against a hot boiler resulting in second and third degree burns down his back. Fatality: September 2013 – A worker, aged …