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Limiting Fentanyl Exposure for First Responders

Jun 05, 2017
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid analgesic that is similar to morphine but is 50 to 100 times more potent. 1” Fentanyl is a prescription drug and its misuse represents a growing public health crisis in some parts of our country2. The...

Stay Alert on the Roads

Jan 10, 2013 by Brad from Sales in British Columbia
Abatement Andy says.   Being safe is not only important at work, but on your way home from the job as well. There have been a lot of pedestrians and cyclists hit this year, and some even killed, not only by cars but trains as well. Wearing high visibility...

Ladder Safety Begins at Home

Dec 17, 2012 by Don from New Heights Industries
Tis’ the season when Dad and Mom begin the task of decorating the house using everybody’s favorite tool, the ladder - and it can come in all sizes and combinations. Everything from the standard six foot variety to the fancy folding ladders now so popular at the local hardware store,...

Winterize Your Vehicle

Dec 05, 2012 by Brad from Sales in British Columbia
Winter is coming! Be sure to winterize your vehicles and be sure to use your road sense.  Having snow tires is a great investment, as most people don’t realize that all seasons are not rated for snow unless specifically stated. They are usually marked with a small snow flake (*)...

Texting While Driving

Aug 13, 2012 by Melanie from Sales in Newfoundland
Texting while driving is the act of composing, sending, reading text messages, email, or making other similar use of the web on a mobile phone while operating a motor vehicle.   CAA recently conducted a poll in which they surveyed Canadians about their road safety concerns. While drinking and driving has...

Properly Selecting and Applying Bandages

Aug 06, 2012 by Ryan from Sales in Nova Scotia
Did you know there is a right way to apply a bandage? Sticking with wrapping up an injured limb in an "over/under/around" fashion may not be enough. According to an article from the NHS website, a United Kingdom based health resource, there is a proper way to apply a bandage. The following is a snippet...

Water Safety

Jul 30, 2012
As summer rolls into its peak, and as the weather increases and temperatures get hotter, people need to keep cool! Public pools, lakes, and even rivers become a popular location for friends and family to gather and enjoy some refreshing, relaxing, and exciting activities. But as we all know,...

Protecting Young Workers

Jul 09, 2012 by Ryan from Purchasing Nova Scotia
Common sense or best practices. whatever it may be, sometimes it escapes us. You are paid to do a job, not to lose mobility, or worse. Too often, safety in the work place isn't considered until it’s too late. Making sure you, your co-workers and your workplace practice and...

Dangers of Industrial Pressure Washers

Jun 25, 2012 by Melanie from Sales in Newfoundland
When you think pressure washer, you don’t always think “danger,” however there are some really big dangers associated with these machines. The use of this equipment by persons not adequately trained or persons not provided with the proper tools, equipment, and safe work procedures significantly increases the risk of...

Preparing a Jobsite for a Storm

Jun 11, 2012 by Ryan from Sales in Nova Scotia
Safety doesn’t end when you leave the worksite to go home, especially when there is a storm coming – maybe even one as strong as a hurricane. While thinking of more safety tips, I thought to myself, "What would I do if I ran a jobsite and knew...

Creating a Safer Workplace for Firefighting Situations

Jun 04, 2012 by Colton from Sales in Alberta
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...

Cycling Safety

May 28, 2012 by Melanie from Sales in Newfoundland
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. Cycling has many benefits as a form of active transportation. It improves overall health, contributes to fitness, eases traffic congestion,...
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