Shocking Electrical Factoids: POP QUIZ

Which are true or false? A shock of 100 volts can be just as deadly as a shock of 10,000 volts. People have been electrocuted by household appliances using currents of 110 volts. In the workplace, workers have been electrocuted by as little as 42 volts of direct current. The real measure of shock’s intensity […]

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Force Creates Resistance

Force creates resistance. Whether it’s your spouse, your kids or safety in the workplace; Newton’s Third Law applies. And since it’s NATURAL LAW; like a plant growing towards the sun, there’s no arguing with it… as much as our ego might like to. Yet we see it all the time, one forcing their views or […]

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Top Five Tips for Better New/Returning Worker Safety Orientations

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 […]

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Manitoba Lumber Manufacturer Fined $26,502

May 2013, a worker for Swan River lumber manufacturer was seriously injured while operating a wood edger. A log was fed incorrectly causing it to jam. When the worker reversed the machine to realign the log, a slab of wood shot out of the machine impaling the worker’s left thigh. According to reports, Safe Work […]

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Know the Risks When Working Around Powered Mobile Equipment

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 […]

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