Alberta OHS

How Much Can a “Fall Protection” Negligence Lawsuit Cost You & How Easily Can It Be Avoided

How Much Can a “Fall Protection” Negligence Lawsuit Cost You & How Easily Can It Be Avoided Falls are among the most common causes of serious injuries and death in the workplace. In fact, in construction, falls take the top spot for accidents. And a lack of fall protection is the most common fine implemented …

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The Top Occupational Health & Safety Training Courses That Pack The Most Value

The Top Occupational Health & Safety Training Courses That Pack The Most Value Everyone who has ever run a business knows that it’s absolutely essential to control costs. However, anyone who’s worked on a construction site also knows that safety training isn’t just a line item on a budget — it’s a matter of life …

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The 19 Point Safety Checklist That Will Save Your Company Thousands (From OHS Regulations & Penalties): Part 1

The 19 Point Safety Checklist That Will Save Your Company Thousands (From OHS Regulations & Penalties): Part 1 The development and maintenance of an effective Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Program is vital to preventing injuries and other accidents at your business. It’s also a key to saving your business from Occupational Health and Safety …

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The Most Time Lost on Average in the Construction Industry and 10 Ways Your Company Can Change This

The Most Time Lost in the Construction Industry and 10 Ways Your Company Can Change This. Working in the construction industry Will be a dangerous career path if you ignore safety. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 9 in 1,000 full-time construction employees will experience a lost time injury due to contact with …

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The 5 Most Common Accidents in the Long-Haul Trucking Industry (And How to Avoid Them)

The 5 Most Common Accidents in the Long-Haul Trucking Industry (And How to Avoid Them) Trucking is a dangerous business. Long-haul truck drivers are 12 times more likely to die on the job and three times more likely to have a work-related injury that requires time off than the general work population. Most truckers worry …

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8 Reasons Occupational Health & Safety Training Will Change The Way You Think About Everything

Viewpoint There are employers and even some employees that consider Occupational Health and Safety Training to be a costly exercise that some think only leads to the disruption of business operations. The result of this dangerous assumption over time has caused a lot of workstation accidents due to bad workplace health and safety procedures. Results …

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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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