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Working in Hot Conditions

  • 29 July 2020
  • Author: Safety Ahead
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Working in Hot Conditions

When the summer months come along, so do the heat advisories. Temperature extremes can become dangerous to your health. When working in conditions with excessive exposure to heat, heat illnesses are a concern since heat stroke is a possibility.

Reporting to OHS and What to do When Issued an OHS Order

  • 15 July 2020
  • Author: Safety Ahead
  • Number of views: 451
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Reporting to OHS and What to do When Issued an OHS Order

As a worker, you have the right to know about health and safety, the right to refuse dangerous work and the right to participate in health and safety.

Preparing for Severe Weather

  • 22 June 2020
  • Author: Safety Ahead
  • Number of views: 758
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Preparing for Severe Weather

After the long winter we’ve had, we finally get to look forward to some warm sunny summer weather. But with that beautiful summer weather, we all know what comes along with that, and that’s…. Thunderstorms. 

How to Protect Yourself from Flu Pandemics

  • 9 March 2020
  • Author: Safety Ahead
  • Number of views: 2132
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How to Protect Yourself from Flu Pandemics

As news breaks that the most recent flu, perhaps even pandemic, Coronavirus (COVID-19), is starting to spread around the globe, I can’t help but think how can we best keep ourselves, loved ones and workplace safe? 

Taking Safety Seriously at Home

  • 22 January 2020
  • Author: Safety Ahead
  • Number of views: 2746
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Taking Safety Seriously at Home

At Safety Ahead we don’t just focus on workplace safety, but we think about how safety effects and should be applied to all aspects of life – this includes pets and children.

With two dogs of my own and a little one on the way, now more than ever I have been thinking about the safety of my home. There are a lot of things to consider, so to help you ensure your home is safe for everyone living there, read on to uncover some great health and safety tips for the ones you love the most!

Holiday Safety

  • 16 December 2019
  • Author: Safety Ahead
  • Number of views: 2573
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Holiday Safety

‘Tis the season for shopping, feasting, parties and overindulgence. But as I check off my list of gifts and events in preparation for the holidays, I realized there are also many things to take into account when it comes to ensuring my family and friends stay safe over the season.

To help you stay safe over the holidays, we at Safety Ahead have compiled a list of our top hazards to take note of and avoid this time of year.

Contractor Compliance

  • 20 November 2019
  • Author: Safety Ahead
  • Number of views: 2626
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Contractor Compliance

Working together and being able to provide the craft of a specific trade is what can truly make a job or project a successful and profitably one. But when it comes to the safety of multiple workers and trades on-site it got me thinking - who is truly responsible for what?

Horror Isn’t Just on Halloween

  • 30 October 2019
  • Author: Safety Ahead
  • Number of views: 2521
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Horror Isn’t Just on Halloween

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.

What Makes a Good Safety Advisor?

  • 9 October 2019
  • Author: Safety Ahead
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What Makes a Good Safety Advisor?

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.

National Fire Prevention

  • 3 October 2019
  • Author: Safety Ahead
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National Fire Prevention

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. 

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What Makes a Good Safety Advisor?

  • 9 October 2019
  • Author: Safety Ahead
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What Makes a Good Safety Advisor?

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.

A good Safety Advisor should ensure that all new staff have been properly advised and trained on safety procedures and should have a Safety Orientation Program in place to introduce new employees or contractors easily and efficiently to all the applicable safety information.     

A good Safety Advisor should stay on top of all safety matters on the job, and ensure your safety records, documentation and assessments are up to date. They should also be involved should any safety incidents happen on the job as they need to investigate it.

A great Safety Advisor fosters a workplace culture of safety. They rally the troops and get them engaged and involved in safety. This can easily be done by creating buzz around topical and timely safety matters in the news or even notable dates, such as Emergency Preparedness Week, National Fire Prevention Week, Mental Health Week and more.

A great Safety Advisor celebrates a company’s safety wins with the entire team, such as no injuries or no near-misses, a COR certification, a reduction in time lost, and cost savings due to lack of safety matters. These are achievements that take a fully dedicated team to achieve and are not just attributed to the Safety Advisor.

Does your workplace have a Safety Advisor? Do they take safety to heart? Do you feel safe? Does your company take safety seriously? Should you or your team need help getting a proper safety program in place or if your Safety Advisor could use additional support, contact us at Safety Ahead – we’re here to help! Let’s make safety a priority and ensure your Safety Advisor is the right person for the job – after all we all want to go home safe.     

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