Brian Tiedemann

How to Train Someone Who Thinks Safety Is Only Important for Anyone But Themselves

Note: In this article, we will be looking at the steps involved in training someone who thinks that safety is only important for everyone else and that they themselves are exempt from it. The Importance of The Matter In some specific work environments, there have been occasions where an employee or two will think that …

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7 Common Accidents in The Oil Drilling Industry

The Reality of Oil Drilling Safety The Oil and Gas Well Drilling Industries can quickly become one of the most dangerous enterprises of all if safety is bypassed. Out of the documented injuries that have occurred in this sector, there was reportedly a twenty-seven percent fatality rate increase seen from 2013 to 2014, with 142 …

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3 Reasons Skipping Safety Training Can Cost You Big-Time And One Simple Way To Fix It

The Unnoticed Cost of Skipping Safety Training While their deaths may not make the news, 12 people die every day from workplace accidents. According to statistics released by the Department of Labor, there are usually over 4 million workplace injuries and illnesses reported annually. Employers pay over half a billion dollars in workers’ compensation wages …

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OHS Officers Can Issue Immediate, On-The-Spot Tickets Against Employers and Workers

Who Does This Involve? The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) is a body set up to enforce laws, regulations and codes under the OHS Act created for all of Alberta. OHS officers ensure these laws are followed to the letter through inspection of workplaces, investigations into an offense and prosecution of offenders. As far as …

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Alberta’s OHS Fines Are Capped At $10,000, But What If They Can Accumulate Per Day?

Safety Fines Per Province Safety fines for Alberta, British Columbia and Northwest Territories are not usually set at astronomically high price points. Therefore most companies are not too worried about excessive levying on the part of the OH&S. However, there is a possibility that future fines can reach a higher price point when combined. So …

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The Top 3 Industries That Experience The Most Easily Avoidable Accidents

The Truth & Challenge Of Most Workplace Injuries Every single day, several injuries are reported occurring all over a diverse list of workplaces. The majority of these injuries can be avoided. Although many injuries occur in occupations that require physical labor, these injuries are often caused by repetitive actions, carelessness, loose materials and several other …

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Can Canadian Supervisors Get 45-Days In Jail For This OHS Violation?

This article will briefly explain how: One company supervisor received a prison sentence for something very fixable & how you can easily avoid this same tragedy.   The Case What Happened: In the court case: Ontario (Ministry of Labour) v. J.R. Contracting Property Services et al. ,  the employee of J.R. Contracting slipped off of a …

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