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  • Partnering with industry to improve workplace health and safety
    by Jamie Ignacio on May 8, 2024 at 10:22 pm

    WorkSafeBC inspections are an important part of ensuring health and safety in B.C. workplaces. Our prevention officers focus on risk management basics to ensure the most significant risks are effectively addressed. A risk management approach involves workers and employers identifying hazards, evaluating risks, and implementing controls that are specific to the on-site activities. Prevention officers The post Partnering with industry to improve workplace health and safety appeared first on Speaking of Safety.

  • Returning to work after an injury: The road to recovery
    by Kimi Nomura Schwab on May 1, 2024 at 5:06 pm

    Returning to work safely while recovering from an injury requires collaboration between the worker and the employer.  By Marnie Douglas If you are injured at work, should you stop working until you recover? Not necessarily. Depending on the injury, a worker can benefit from remaining at work and taking on modified or alternative duties as The post Returning to work after an injury: The road to recovery appeared first on Speaking of Safety.

  • Speaking up for change
    by Kimi Nomura Schwab on April 16, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    A brave mother shares her experience and advocates for workplace safety changes in the maritime industry so that no one ever has to suffer a loss like she has.  “It was 100 percent predictable and 100 percent preventable.” That’s how Genevieve Cragg describes the incident that took the life of her 25-year-old son Charley in The post Speaking up for change appeared first on Speaking of Safety.

  • Workplace health and safety: Helpful tips for employers
    by Kimi Nomura Schwab on March 8, 2024 at 7:18 pm

    Whether your business is large or small, employers are responsible for ensuring a healthy and safe workplace.  I recently spoke with Tami Der, manufacturing consultant in Prevention Programs and Services at WorkSafeBC, who gave me an overview of how employers can find resources to help them meet their health and safety obligations. Q: How can The post Workplace health and safety: Helpful tips for employers appeared first on Speaking of Safety.

  • Helping construction employers build health and safety programs
    by Susan on February 14, 2024 at 4:35 pm

    BC Construction Safety Alliance can lighten the load of managing a construction business and make safety simpler.  As a business grows, reviewing workplace health and safety obligations is one of the many tasks employers need to address. Thankfully, the BC Construction Safety Alliance (BCCSA) is here to help. “When [employers are] trying to run their The post Helping construction employers build health and safety programs appeared first on Speaking of Safety.

  • Five Fall Safety Tips for the Workplace
    by Samantha Morrison on October 6, 2023 at 5:09 pm

    As Fall approaches, it’s crucial for employers and employees to remain vigilant about workplace safety. The post Five Fall Safety Tips for the Workplace first appeared on Workforce Compliance Safety.

  • Navigating ESG Metrics: A Shift for Contractors and Clients
    by Samantha Morrison on August 27, 2023 at 12:33 am

    In an era where environmental consciousness, social responsibility, and corporate governance take center stage, a new acronym has come forward as a guiding light for businesses across industries – ESG. Environmental, Social, and Governance factors are no longer mere buzzwords; they have evolved into a crucial aspect of decision-making for clients seeking partners aligned with The post Navigating ESG Metrics: A Shift for Contractors and Clients first appeared on Workforce Compliance Safety.

  • Battling the Alberta Wildfire Season: Ensuring Air Quality and Safety
    by Samantha Morrison on June 25, 2023 at 10:26 pm

    As the flames engulf vast stretches of Alberta’s forests, the province faces yet another challenging fire season. With wildfires starting earlier than usual, the impact on air quality and affected communities becomes a pressing concern. We express our gratitude to the brave firefighters who tirelessly battle the blazes and discuss the history of significant fire The post Battling the Alberta Wildfire Season: Ensuring Air Quality and Safety first appeared on Workforce Compliance Safety.

  • Workplace Mental Health Investment
    by Samantha Morrison on January 4, 2023 at 10:08 pm

    Did you know that in 2020 claims for workplace mental health support rose by 24% in Canada? Additionally, roughly 35% of short term disability claims are due to mental illness. These statistics are significant. As employers, you care about your workers well-being as workplace losses cost employers about $20 billion in 2020. This is a The post Workplace Mental Health Investment first appeared on Workforce Compliance Safety.

  • Occupational Health and Safety Program Rollout
    by Samantha Morrison on March 28, 2022 at 4:27 pm

    Implementing a new occupational health and safety program includes many aspects that safety managers and ownership must think about: what is currently in place? why is change needed? and what does my company need to do to be compliant? Changes in legislation, general best practices (ie. pandemic programs), and changes in scope or work location The post Occupational Health and Safety Program Rollout first appeared on Workforce Compliance Safety.

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