When was the last time you looked at your Health and Safety Policy? Or do you even have one?
Road Safety At Work Week is a time for BC workplaces to focus on improving road safety in their organizations. Each year, a different aspect of workplace driving is highlighted and tools, resources, and online courses are made available to help you understand the responsibilities you have as a business […]
If you have employees who drive for work purposes, do you know you are just as responsible for their safety when they are behind the wheel driving for work as when they are in the office, on the shop floor or on a construction site? Do you know you are […]
As a small or medium-sized business owner, it’s easier to focus on workplace health and safety hazards you can see (such as wet floors, broken ladders, or messy work spaces) than it is on hazards that are less visible or obvious. Bullying and harassment are examples of “hidden” hazards that […]
Running a small business of any kind, even if you are mainly in an office environment, has the potential for safety hazards. The truth is, no matter how big or small your business is keeping employees safe from any type of harm is imperative to your success.
When unsafe working conditions are ignored or safe practices are minimized, people can get hurt, get sick, or tragically, they can die. Last year, 173 workers in British Columbia died. Now, 173 families mourn their loved ones. Every year on April 28, Canadians come together at ceremonies held to […]
Do you have employees who drive for work? If so, do you have safety policies and procedures in place that cover driving for work purposes? As an employer, you are responsible for the safety of your employees, whether they drive full-time or as part of their job and whether they […]
We all need a bit of stress release. But when it comes to office ergonomics, few small business owners realize the power they have to reduce the stress on your body and improve productivity over time.
Back injuries are complicated. There are many variables that contribute to a back injury, from the size and shape of the load being handled to the position of the load. Here are 10 tips to help you prevent injury, and keep your back healthy.
Leadership is vital in creating a culture that inspires workers to higher levels of health and safety. Seeing the boss do the right thing sets the tone and encourages others to follow. Model sloppy practices and unsafe behaviour as a leader and you will undoubtedly suffer the consequences.