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Day of Mourning

I feel extremely lucky to live in Canada.  Many who live here might complain about various things: east vs west, left vs right, health care isn’t perfect, etcetera. But, when all is said and done, this is one of the best countries in the world to live. In workplace health & safety, we are amongst…

How Do We Deal With Stress?

Since Covid doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon, we are all doing our best to survive. We asked the team how they are dealing with stress, whether Covid or not (there are other things that can bug us, not mentioning any names of family members) and these are their responses. Some may be…

Knockin’ Down the Little Guy

As a follow up to our last blog post, we have a guest author – Aaron Frost – who will go into more detail on why using Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR) is not the best way to evaluate a contractor. As someone who has had to evaluate contractors on a regular basis, I can…

Revenge of the TRIF

Acronyms in themselves are not good or evil…light or dark. However, overuse can certainly cause confusion. And that’s bad. Anyone who has been in health and safety, or had it as part of their “performance measurement”, knows what the TRIF (or TRIR) is. For those of you who don’t know, this is the Total Recordable…

Comedy Meets Safety

Banana Peels Led to a Cleaner and Safer World! We have all seen the well-used comedy prop, a banana peel. Little did you know – it comes from a real safety hazard of the past. American cities in the early part of the 20th Century had a plethora of banana peels lying around. It seems…