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Creating a Safer Workplace for Firefighting Situations

Every day, firefighters throughout Canada are called into workplaces for firefighting operations as well as rescue calls. As we all know, fire does not wait for human presence and can occur at all hours of the day and night. Workplaces are however, becoming more and more dangerous for firefighters and making it more difficult for them to do their jobs properly and do their best to save your property and your products.

Cycling Safety

With many provinces having a Bike to Work Week or a Bike to Work Day this month, it's a great time to review some cycling safety tips.

Canadian Asbestos Regulations

Asbestos use is still rampant in parts of the world, despite overwhelming research that shows it causes respiratory diseases and cancers. Many countries have implemented regulations for the protection of the people who would otherwise live and work around this toxic material, and more than 50 countries have banned asbestos.

Tips for Energy Efficiency

My blog this week deviates from the safety issues we tend to typically talk about. Instead, I have opted for a resourceful article on saving energy. Keep in mind, this conversation can apply to residential and commercial buildings alike.

Construction Zone Safety

With the summer months ahead of us, we can all expect to see increased road construction. As much as we cringe when we see a traffic jam ahead due to construction, it is important we follow the law and go the posted speed.

Safety Tips for Exercising

With summer around the corner most of us are thinking about our bodies and how we are going to look or fit into those summer clothes we packed away last fall. I tend to spend a fair amount of time indoors, rarely making it to the gym during the winter months.

What Are You Drinking?

Most of us consume water that has been treated and cleaned by a municipality. It's one of the benefits to living in an urban area. As well as our sewage, our drinking water is often taken care of and paid for with our tax money and typically a monthly rate.

How To Prioritize

We all have to prioritize, whether we're at work or at home. Knowing how to effectively do so can help with stress management which will contribute to your overall health and well-being.

Deciphering Workplace Safety Signs, Shapes and Colours

Who decided what colour to use for a caution sign? And why are the shapes the way there are? These are not arbitrary questions, nor are the answers. They were chosen for specific reasons.

Selecting a Respirator

On a regular basis I have someone come up to the counter in my branch and request a "respirator." There are a wide variety of respirators to choose from: disposable dust/particulate, half face, full face, powered air purifying respirators (PAPR), airline respirators (pressure demand or continuous flow), and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).

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