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Are You Ready for the New COR Audit?

  • 12 September 2019
  • Author: Safety Ahead
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Are You Ready for the New COR Audit?

Have you adapted your safety program to comply with the new COR Legislation that came into effect this past January? Or are you going to be applying for your COR Audit for the first time? No matter your level of experience with COR, all companies will be audited at a new level of standards.

OHS Contact Orders

What happens if I get one? How do I deal with it?

  • 23 May 2019
  • Author: Safety Ahead
  • Number of views: 1326
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OHS Contact Orders

Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Officers have the authority to issue orders to employers and worksite parties that require specific actions that will result in compliance with Alberta OHS legislation.

Update your Safety Program!

Align with the 2019 COR Audit Tool and recent legislation changes

  • 3 May 2019
  • Author: Safety Ahead
  • Number of views: 1096
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Update your Safety Program!

Get ready for your COR Audit! The Alberta Construction Safety Association introduced the ACSA 2019 COR Audit Tool in January 2019. All companies requiring COR audits will now be audited using this new standard. There are significant changes in legislation and the audit tool over the last year, it is important that company health and safety programs are updated to include these requirements.

Mandatory Training for Class 1 & 2 Alberta Driver's Licences

In Effect March 1, 2019.

  • 28 February 2019
  • Author: Safety Ahead
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Mandatory Training for Class 1 & 2 Alberta Driver's Licences

In the wake of the Humboldt Broncos tragedy, the realization for increased commercial driver training was made very apparent to Canadians everywhere. And the Alberta Government has responded.

Changes to the ACSA Audit Tool

COR Audit Changes 2019

Changes to the ACSA Audit Tool

The Alberta Construction Safety Association has issued out the 2019 Audit Tool. 

New Charges Laid in Humboldt Tragedy

Adesh Deol Trucking Owner Sukhmander Singh Charged

  • 18 October 2018
  • Author: Safety Ahead
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New Charges Laid in Humboldt Tragedy

On July 6, 2018, the RCMP charged 29-year-old Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, the driver of the semi-trailer, with 16 counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death and 13 counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily injury.

Prompt Incident Reporting

Why is it necessary?

  • 8 August 2018
  • Author: Safety Ahead
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Prompt Incident Reporting

Prompt Incident Reporting – it’s hammered into us during orientations, during safety meetings and tool box meetings. Is it really important? …Why?

There are really two primary reasons why incidents and injuries should be reported immediately:

  • To prevent the injury from getting worse
  • To correct an identified hazard before a person has an incident and now, because of legislative changes that have come into effect with the introduction of Bill 30, Potentially Serious Incidents also require reporting to OHS.

Butt Out - Smoking Bans in Alberta

Proposed By-Laws to Public Smoking In Alberta

The City of Edmonton has until October 17, 2018 to finalize the smoking in public By-Law regarding changes to smoking in public places

The new by-law is currently under review by city councilors, as there are many factors that must be considered prior to the passing the by-law.

Joint Health and Safety Committee

What is it and why do I need one?

  • 7 May 2018
  • Author: Safety Ahead
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Joint Health and Safety Committee

As Bill 30 begins to come into effect on June 1, 2018, we start to look at what these changes will mean in terms of how we operate our companies. One of the requirements being introduced by Bill 30 is the Joint Health and Safety Committee.

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As the season begins to change to fall, I can’t help but think of the autumn harvest. With an assortment of delicious fruits and vegetables in season, family dinners and gatherings are looked forward to by all. But did you know that the fall harvest can have some dangerous results when safety is not made a priority.

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