The Importance of Mental Health in the Workplace

In today’s fast-paced and often high-pressure environment, mental health in the workplace is more critical than ever. As organizations across Canada recognize the significant impact that mental well-being has on productivity and employee satisfaction and retention, the conversation around mental health is gaining vital attention. Not only is addressing mental health the right thing to [...]

By |2024-05-05T14:49:20-06:00May 5th, 2024|Press Release|0 Comments

Construction Safety 101: Common Hazards and Controls

The construction industry plays a vital role in building infrastructure and shaping our communities. However, it is also one of the most hazardous industries for workers. Data shows construction sites see 20.2 fatalities per 100,000 workers each year. With 1.2 million construction workers on the job every day, a startling one out of every five [...]

By |2023-10-27T16:26:55-06:00October 27th, 2023|Press Release|0 Comments

2023 Carol Ross Scholarship Winner Announced!

We are thrilled to announce the recipient of the 2023 Carol Ross Scholarship: Garrit Holmes! This year, we received many outstanding applications from passionate students pursuing a career in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS). Garrit's dedication to the field and commitment to promoting safety accessibility for workers in Alberta truly stood out, making him a [...]

By |2023-10-05T12:35:02-06:00October 5th, 2023|Press Release|0 Comments

Why Workers Need Bear Awareness Training

As we navigate the ever-changing landscapes of our natural environment, the need for wildlife awareness training becomes increasingly important. One specific area of concern is bear encounters. With human populations expanding and encroaching upon bear habitats, it is crucial that individuals working in outdoor environments receive appropriate training. In this blog, we will explore why [...]

By |2024-06-24T16:45:45-06:00July 26th, 2023|Article|0 Comments

The Cost of a Workplace Incident

It's a fact that workplace incidents can have catastrophic impacts on both workers and employers. The ramifications of such events can be physical, emotional, reputational, and financial, leaving deep scars that may never fully heal. In Canada, the Association of Workers' Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC) reported that the average cost of a lost-time claim [...]

By |2023-07-20T10:22:28-06:00July 20th, 2023|Press Release|0 Comments

7 Strategies for Injury Prevention

National Injury Prevention Day aims to raise awareness of the importance of injury prevention and unite communities in promoting safety. It is an annual event by Parachute that reminds us of the significance of workplace injuries and the need to create safer work environments to ensure all workers return home safely at the end of [...]

By |2023-07-20T09:57:16-06:00July 4th, 2023|Press Release|0 Comments

Honouring Canada’s Day of Mourning 2023: Remembering Those We’ve Lost in the Workplace

  Every year on April 28th, Canada observes the Day of Mourning to remember and honour workers who have lost their lives, been injured, or suffered illnesses due to workplace-related incidents. This day serves as a solemn reminder of the importance of ensuring the health and safety of all workers, and a call to action [...]

By |2023-07-20T09:58:45-06:00April 25th, 2023|Press Release|0 Comments

6 Tips for Achieving OHS Compliance

Occupational health and safety (OHS) legislation in Canada is designed to ensure that employees are protected in the workplace. Businesses must comply with these laws to avoid penalties, fines, and legal liabilities. In this blog, we’ll provide an overview of OHS legislation in Canada and offer practical tips and guidance on how to achieve compliance. [...]

By |2023-11-26T12:18:47-07:00February 15th, 2023|Press Release|0 Comments

Canada moves to end workplace violence and harassment

On Monday, January 30th, the Government of Canada ratified the first-ever global treaty on ending violence and harassment in the workplace! Minister of Labour Seamus O’Regan Jr. ratified the International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 190, the Violence and Harassment Convention (C190) in Geneva, Switzerland. The treaty provides a clear framework to prohibit, prevent and address [...]

By |2023-03-07T11:00:13-07:00January 31st, 2023|Press Release|0 Comments

Carol Ross Scholarship for Studies in Occupational Health & Safety

Applications for 2022 are now open! The deadline for applications is July 31st. This award will support a worthy student pursuing a career in Occupational Health and Safety through post-secondary studies. The ideal candidate will show a commitment to making workplaces physically and psychologically healthy and safe for workers and the communities where they operate. [...]

By |2022-06-22T14:13:12-06:00June 17th, 2022|Press Release|0 Comments

“COVID-19 Fatigue” and Fatigue Management: Reduce your Risk

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has touched all aspects of society including how we work. Emergency responders, health care workers, and other essential workers have been stretched incredibly thin. They’re working longer hours and more shifts, and even taking on over-night work. All of that exertion leaves them with less time to sleep and recharge [...]

By |2021-06-01T13:23:13-06:00June 1st, 2021|Article|0 Comments

Remote Work and the responsibility of your JWHSC/HSR

According to the most recent Labour Force Survey, 3.1 million Canadians were working from home temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic in February 2021. Overall, approximately four in ten (38.9%) Canadian workers are in jobs that can plausibly be carried out from home, and results from a recent Statistics Canada survey suggest that many Canadians will continue working [...]

By |2023-11-06T09:56:13-07:00May 11th, 2021|Article|0 Comments

Canada’s National Day of Mourning

Renew your commitment to safety today! National Day Of Mourning As Canada’s National Day of Mourning approaches on April 28, 2021 we are reminded of how precious life is. As we pay tribute to workers who have died, been injured, or made ill from their work, let us also renew our organizational commitments to [...]

By |2023-06-21T15:04:03-06:00April 27th, 2021|Article|0 Comments

InfoGraphic: Figure out your company’s Fatigue Management Model!

Take Fatigue Impairment Awareness (for all employees) Online Course - $34.95 Take Fatigue Leadership (for managers/supervisors) Online Course - $64.95 Download this Infographic as an PDF Take Fatigue Impairment Awareness (for all employees) Online Course - $34.95 Take Fatigue Leadership (for managers/supervisors) Online Course - $64.95 [...]

By |2020-02-17T17:43:48-07:00February 17th, 2020|Article|0 Comments

InfoGraphic: Identify Fatigue Intervention Points at your Worksite

Take Fatigue Impairment Awareness (for all employees) Online Course - $34.95 Take Fatigue Leadership (for managers/supervisors) Online Course - $64.95 Download this Infographic as an PDF Take Fatigue Impairment Awareness (for all employees) Online Course - $34.95 Take Fatigue Leadership (for managers/supervisors) Online Course - $64.95 [...]

By |2020-01-20T18:32:15-07:00January 20th, 2020|Article|0 Comments

InfoGraphic: Optimize your schedule to reduce fatigue!

Take Fatigue Impairment Awareness (for all employees) Online Course - $34.95 Take Fatigue Leadership (for managers/supervisors) Online Course - $64.95 Download this Infographic as an PDF Take Fatigue Impairment Awareness (for all employees) Online Course - $34.95 Take Fatigue Leadership (for managers/supervisors) Online Course - $64.95 [...]

By |2019-11-19T06:31:55-07:00November 19th, 2019|Article|0 Comments

InfoGraphic: Enhance your Inspections!

The first Alberta Labour Approved Online Course Developed by AASP is now available: Health and Safety Committee (HSC)/ Representative (HSR) - $75 Download this Infographic as an PDF The first Alberta Labour Approved Online Course Developed by AASP is now available: Health and Safety Committee (HSC)/ Representative (HSR) - [...]

By |2019-10-28T18:26:44-06:00October 28th, 2019|Article|0 Comments

InfoGraphic: Know the Impact of Fatigue

Take Fatigue Impairment Awareness (for all employees) Online Course - $34.95Take Fatigue Leadership (for managers/supervisors) Online Course - $64.95 Download this Infographic as an PDF Take Fatigue Impairment Awareness (for all employees) Online Course - $34.95 Take Fatigue Leadership (for managers/supervisors) Online Course - $64.95 [...]

By |2019-10-16T14:25:03-06:00October 15th, 2019|Article|0 Comments

InfoGraphic: Do you know the JHSC/HSR Requirements?

The first Alberta Labour Approved Online Course Developed by AASP is now available: Health and Safety Committee (HSC)/ Representative (HSR) - $75 Download this Infographic as an PDF The first Alberta Labour Approved Online Course Developed by AASP is now available: Health and Safety Committee (HSC)/ Representative (HSR) - [...]

By |2019-07-31T22:30:35-06:00July 1st, 2019|Article|0 Comments

InfoGraphic: Who Needs JHSC / HSR Training?

The first Alberta Labour Approved Online Course Developed by AASP is now available: Health and Safety Committee (HSC)/ Representative (HSR) - $75 Download this Infographic as an PDF The first Alberta Labour Approved Online Course Developed by AASP is now available: Health and Safety Committee (HSC)/ Representative (HSR) - [...]

By |2019-07-31T22:32:02-06:00June 3rd, 2019|Article|0 Comments
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