Safety News
July 9, 2012 - The Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA) is now offering the Certificate of Recognition (COR), a nationally recognized health and safety certification program. It provides employers with an effective health and safety management system with the goal of eliminating incidents, injuries and illnesses. COR is aimed at driving positive workplace behaviours and practices that lead to improved performance and is currently being used across Canada and is supported by the Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations (CFCSA). In some provinces and territories, it is a pre-qualification requirement for contractors working in and out of the province and on public- and private-sector projects.INFRASTRUCTURE HEALTH & SAFETY ASSOCIATION (IHSA)
June 28, 2012 - Every year, hundreds of Albertans risk their lives needlessly by contacting an overhead or underground powerline. In 2011, that translated into about 861 powerline incidents, including one fatality. To leverage the message that powerline risks are 24/7/365, the Joint Utility Safety Team (JUST) has expanded its communications initiatives to include community building through strategic relationships with key stakeholders like Alberta schools.
June 18, 2012 - Saskatchewan’s ministry of labour relations & workplace safety has scheduled 30 information sessions across the province to explain the new Occupational Health and Safety amendments the government passed in May. Attendees will receive a guide that provides interpretations for each of the amended sections of The Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993.
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