Why Do a Hazard Assessment?

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Why Do a Hazard Assessment?

Hazard assessments and controls provide a consistent process for companies to identify and control hazards. It focuses efforts towards developing worker training, inspections, emergency response plans etc. It is required by Alberta Occupational Health and Safety legislation for employers to conduct hazard assessments and eliminate the hazards or implement controls to protect workers. Besides protecting […]

Start Safety Early – When Should Your Children Learn?

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Start Safety Early – When Should Your Children Learn?

When you picture your young children growing up and starting their first jobs is safety something that crosses your mind? When our children are young we care so much about their safety; we don’t let them cross the street without holding an adults hand and we don’t let them ride their bikes without wearing a […]

Mental Illness in Canada – Is it being ignored?

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Mental Illness in Canada – Is it being ignored?

On April 17th, 1982, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms was added to the Canadian Constitution. At the core of this Charter lies equality rights; all are equal under the law and deserve to be treated with respect, regardless of race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other individualizing factor (Harnois, 2002). According to […]

We need a Safety Program, where do we start?

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments
We need a Safety Program, where do we start?

Whether you have made the proactive decision to start up a safety program or you have been asked to by a client or a government entity, it can be a very daunting task. Questions will quickly flood your mind and the process will soon become overwhelming. “How do I develop effective policies?” “What information do […]

I Am a Manager, Now What?

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I Am a Manager, Now What?

Becoming a manager is more than just a change in title. It involves changing one’s own thinking and behaviours to meet the challenges of one’s new role and to create the behaviour you would like from your team. It also involves becoming a person your employees admire and respect and one your boss can rely […]

What is an Industrial Hygienist?

Posted by on Oct 22, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments
What is an Industrial Hygienist?

When meeting new people outside of the workplace, one question usually comes up; “so, what do you do?”  When I tell them that I am an Industrial Hygienist, their original question is almost always followed up by a second question, “what is that?”   Frankly, I don’t blame anyone for not knowing what this obscure and […]

Fatigue Management

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Fatigue Management

Extended work hours are becoming more and more frequent in Alberta especially in the oil and gas industry. While there is some confliction between the hours that qualify work as an extended shift the “norm” is 12 hours or more. Generally workers on extended workdays work fewer than 5 days a week, but let’s get […]

Beating the Heat

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Beating the Heat

During the summer months, temperatures can reach well above comfortable working levels. While most of us enjoy a warm summers day, working in it can cause a lot of stress to our bodies.  It is important to keep in mind that high temperatures can cause health risks and to prevent these risks from occurring precautionary […]

Costs Involved with a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Costs Involved with a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment

Phase I Environmental Site Assessments Here at JADA Solutions (HSE) Inc., we often get calls from clients inquiring about the costs associated with completing a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA). Sometimes a Phase 1 is needed because a bank or lender is requiring that a ESA be performed on a property prior to financing […]

Office Health and Safety

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Office Health and Safety

Office Health and Safety – Ergonomics What area of work would you suspect to have the highest rates of work related injuries? One of the leading causes of occupational related injuries and disorders are not from industry, they are actually occurring within the office as work related musculoskeletal disorders. These types of disorders include injury […]