Monthly Archives: February 2016

Lifting Safety Tips

Lifting Safety Tips

Back injuries are the second most common injury in Canada after hand injuries. Back problems can affect your mobility and can lead to long absences from work.  There are many possible causes to back injury, from bad posture to poor lifting techniques. A bad back can be short-term, such as a strained muscle or a more serious problem with the discs of the spinal column. Whatever the cause or the type of injury, these, lifting safety tips will help prevent these from becoming an issue for you staff.

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Safety Rewards Programs

The question of whether safety rewards programs are ethical is rather tricky, depending on what way you choose to look at the issue. On the one hand, some workers may need to receive a reward or some other type of positive reinforcement in order to maintain the policy of the company on safety. Another side might say that you are rewarding the workers for not breaking the policies and regulations that govern their work. These two views need to be explored to determine what the way to determine the question is.

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Hand Injury Prevention

Hand Injury Prevention

According to Statistics Canada, the most common body part injured in the workplace is the hand, at 28% of all injuries. The same study also showed that those in sales and service are more likely to have hand injuries. Worksafe BC also showed in a study of their own that of the Top 7 Dangers faced by young worker, four of them will result in injuries to the hands. This week, Paragon Safety Ltd. will be discussing the types of injuries that can happen to hands and hand injury prevention.

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Asbestos

Asbestos

Asbestos used to be one of the most commonly used materials for buildings in Canada. It was used in everything from pipe wrap and shingles to floor tiles and adhesives. The problem with asbestos is that it is a health hazard. It has been linked to many diseases, from cancers like mesothelioma and lung cancer to asbestosis, a disease caused by the  fibres creating scars on the lungs. It is now banned as a building material and in many of the buildings that it was used in, it is now slowly being removed.

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