Halloween is usually fondly thought of as a fun and spooky night for kids and kids at heart, and the thought of children’s safety is usually top of mind for parents and guardians alike – for good reason.
October 31st is actually one of the most dangerous days of the year when it comes to traffic and vehicle related accidents and fatalities. In fact, pedestrian deaths spike 43% on Halloween, making it more susceptible to a traffic fatality than any other night of the year – and children being the most at risk.
Every responsible workplace should have a Safety Advisor in place that is the keeper and go-to-person for everything safety. But what makes a good Safety Advisor? Your workplace Safety Advisor has been appointed with the responsibility of ensuring your workplace is one that is a healthy and safe environment for you to be in, along with providing all staff and contractors the basic knowledge and advice of where safety features and equipment can be found (such as fire extinguishers, eye-wash stations, AEDs, safety documents and more, what to do in an emergency and ensuring the workplace is kept up-to-date on hazard assessments and certifications.
Did you know we are about to enter National Fire Prevention Week? National Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the second week of October in the United States and Canada, in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, and caused devastating damage.
With summer travel in full swing, and the recent news of an Air Canada flight’s emergency landing, now is the time to think safe in your travels.
On July 11th, Air Canada Flight 33 from Toronto to Sydney, Australia was forced to make an emergency landing in Honolulu due to extreme turbulence – injuring 37 people. While flight turbulence may not have been preventable, most injuries were.
From our team’s air travel experience, we at Safety Ahead would like to offer up our top flight safety tips for you to keep in mind this travel season and anytime you find yourself flying:
Their first job – it’s an exciting and proud moment in a parent’s life when their child starts their first job. What a great way to spend the summer – earning a first pay cheque, learning new skills and preparing for the future. But have you or your child stopped to think and question – how safe are they on the job?
What happens if I get one? How do I deal with it?
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.
May Long Weekend is here!!
After a long, cold winter May long weekend is finally here!! The weather forecast for the Edmonton area looks pretty decent, although let’s not kid ourselves, many an Albertan has gone May long camping while there is still snow on the ground. But for once mother nature seems to be cooperating and many families will take this opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle and head to the great outdoors.
Align with the 2019 COR Audit Tool and recent legislation changes
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.
Adesh Deol Trucking Owner Sukhmander Singh Charged
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.
Before you know it, winter will be here in full force in Alberta. The time has come to get ready for winter and ensure we are ready for the seasons to change. Here are a few things to work on before the snow hits to ensure your vehicle and your worksite will be ready.