Building a Positive Safety Culture in your Workplace

Culture can be defined as “the way we do things around here.”  Safety culture in an organization encompasses the collective attitudes, beliefs, values and perceptions employees share about safety in the workplace. A positive safety culture is where managers, supervisors and workers feel responsible for safety and pursue it on a daily basis, identifying unsafe …

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Workplace Fall Protection Training: Alberta vs. British Columbia

Between 2016 (BC) and 2019 (Alberta) 37-37.6% of serious injury reported worker compensation claims are caused by falls in the workplace. Alberta went through an extensive overhaul of their Occupational Health and Safety Legislation in 2018-2019 which included some key updates to workplace responsibilities. Instruction / Training of Workers AB, OHS Code Part 9 141(1)An …

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Workplace Roles and Responsibilities BC vs. AB

Does your company conduct work activities in the provinces of Alberta and/or British Columbia? Are you informed on the relevant workplace parties’ roles and responsibilities under the current workplace legislation?  We have highlighted the key language differences between the two provinces regarding workplace responsibilities: AB Occupational Health and Safety Act, 2018, Part 3 BC Workers …

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4 Things you need to know if you are developing in a Natural Environment Permit Area in Lake Country, BC

As you start planning your dream home or investment property in Lake Country, there are some things you will need to know. The District of Lake Country bylaw number 750 is called the Official Community Plan (OCP). The OCP was adopted in 2007 through the Local Government Act and its purpose is to guide future …

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5 W’s + H of Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee’s (WorkSafe BC Requirements)

WHO makes up a joint occupational health and safety committee (JOHS)? A JOHS committee is made up of an equal number of worker and employer representatives. OHS Regulations requires a minimum of 2 workers representatives and 2 employer representatives. A committee may have more worker representatives than employer representatives in order to properly represent the …

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We are now an IVES Certified Operator Trainer!

Paul Beckinsale, our newest team addition has recently completed the Train-the Trainer IVES program for Aerial Lifts (Boom & Scissor), Telehandler / RTF and Counterbalanced Forklift! We are now offering our training services to customers in the Okanagan with flexible options including: classroom and blended training options and the BEST part is that WE COME …

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