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Mental Health at The Workplace Daniela Soto
Mental Health at The Workplace
Mental Health at The Workplace Workplaces have traditionally looked at workplace health from a strictly occupational health and safety perspective. To have a complete or comprehensive approach, workplaces should also consider measures that may impact the mental health of workers. Workplaces have traditionally looked at workplace health from a strictly occupational ...
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International Day of Mourning Daniela Soto
International Day of Mourning
Last week our industry, our province and our country comes together to remember the workers who have lost their lives, or been severely injured or disabled while on the job. To put in perspective, in Canada 904 workers died from workplace-related injuries or illnesses, and another 240,682 suffered a ...
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Safety Statistics Daniela Soto
Safety Statistics
Happy Monday   Let’s start the week off with safety. We are almost one month into 2018 and we want to recognize the HSE successes that Park Derochie achieved in 2017.  Our safety department sent out these remarkable statistics last week that we want to share!    Safety Statistics   Question: How many ...
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Tagged With: HSE, exposure hours, safety, TRIF
Complacency in the Workplace Krystal Watson
Complacency in the Workplace
When we become complacent it is usually because of confidence and repetition. The more we perform a task without event, the easier it is for our brains to settle into the familiar rhythm of complacency.  Consider the following workers' situations and their levels of complacency:  A laborer, ...
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Summer BBQ Safety Krystal Watson
Summer BBQ Safety
It's summer and that means it's BBQ season!  Many of us spend our evenings and weekends outside with our family and friends during the summer. While enjoying a few cold drinks and barbecuing some delicious food, it is easy to forget that grilling can become dangerous very quickly if we ...
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Severe Weather - Lightning Krystal Watson
Severe Weather - Lightning
FUN FACTS ABOUT LIGHTNING DID YOU KNOW? The majority of lightning strikes occur approximately 5 kilometers from the storm cell and can make contact upwards of 10 kilometers from the storm cell. Contrary to rumor, lightning does strike the same place twice. The empire ...
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How To Combat Heat Exposure When Working Outside Krystal Watson
How To Combat Heat Exposure When Working Outside
WHAT CAN EMPLOYEES DO TO COMBAT HEAT EXPOSURE? Drink sufficient amounts of water; multiply your body weight by 67%. Example: 175lbs x 0.67 = 117 fluid ounces, or 3451.5 mL (1 fl oz = 29.5 mL) spread throughout the day.  ...
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Carbon Monoxide Awareness Krystal Watson
Carbon Monoxide Awareness
Did you know that Carbon Monoxide is the leading cause of fatal poisonings in North America?  Known as the “Silent Killer”, Carbon Monoxide is an odourless, tasteless and colourless gas. When experiencing Carbon Monoxide poisoning, confusion is one of the initial symptoms. For these reasons, high levels of Carbon Monoxide ...
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Tagged With: , Carbon Monoxide, Safety
A Fresh Start for the New Year Krystal Watson
A Fresh Start for the New Year
As Park Derochie and many other companies welcome their employees back from the holiday break this week it is important to realize how difficult it can be to “get back into the work groove.”   As we all shift back to our regular work routine here are a few steps to begin ...
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Tagged With: , Holiday, New Year, Safety
Stop the Drop Krystal Watson
Stop the Drop
Injuries due to Falling Objects According to Service Canada, “Falling Objects” is ranked Fifth (5th) on the list of Most Common Causes of Workplace Injuries. Overexertion  Falling on a same-level surface Falling from a height Reaction injuries ...
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Tagged With: Prevention, Tools, Safety

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