Cemex Launches Innovative QHSE Training Program

  • by Rory Hughes - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 16:25

Cemex, a global leader in the building materials industry, has launched their innovative QHSE training initiative called the Health and Safety Academy, with the goal of fostering a more robust safety culture emphasising leadership, awareness, education, and a commitment to excellence.

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CEOs Have A Major Influence Over Safety Culture

  • by Rory Hughes - Thu, 12/22/2016 - 16:01

A recent study suggests that CEOs and senior management play the most critical role in creating and developing their organization’s safety culture, which they role model and pass down to middle management and supervisors. This emphasis and focus on safety eventually permeates throughout the entire organization, directly influencing the number of frontline employee injuries.

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OSHA Updates Recommend Workplace Health and Safety Practices

  • by Rory Hughes - Sun, 12/18/2016 - 13:59

A new set of recommended practices for health and safety programs has been laid out by OSHA, intended to provide employers with a methodical approach to improving the health and safety of workplaces.

With a new and easier to use format, the document has updated the 1989 OSHA guidelines, with supporting tools and resources to particularly help small and medium-sized business continuously improve and keep up with modern health and safety practices.

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Alberta Health & Safety Conference - Improving Safety in the Workplace

  • by Rory Hughes - Tue, 11/08/2016 - 13:11

The annual Alberta Health and Safety Conference kicked off yesterday, with more than 450 health and safety industry leaders in attendance, sharing their thoughts on health and safety related topics. Held at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, the conference is a great source of health and safety education and an ideal place to share ideas and learn from health and safety professionals. With this year’s theme being “Recognizing Greatness”, the conference is hosting more than 30 educational sessions and a trade show with 100 manufacturers of QHSE related products.

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Partnership Aims to Improve QHSE in the Canadian Trucking Industry

  • by Rory Hughes - Wed, 11/02/2016 - 10:18

The Canadian Trucking Alliance and Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety are partnering to enhance QHSE practices in the trucking industry. The overall goal of the partnership is to reduce and prevent injury and fatality rates, which continue to be an issue in the trucking industry, despite efforts to heighten health and safety.

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Developing a Healthy Safety Culture Is at the Heart of the Mining Industry

  • by Rory Hughes - Mon, 10/31/2016 - 12:46

While the mining industry has been working towards enhanced safety practices and full compliance with safety standards by embracing innovative safety technologies, creating a culture focused on proactive health and safety has been essential in improving QHSE practices across the industry.

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Improving QHSE On Construction Sites With Virtual RealityTechnology

  • by Rory Hughes - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 19:36

Researchers at the Institute for Computation in Engineering at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum are using virtual reality technology to create interactive training programs and improve QHSE practices on construction sites. Through this technology, workers can be trained, experience work site accidents and explore simulated work site environments with equipment noise and weather conditions. The researchers are studying the behavior and testing the workers reactions to these simulated job site accidents.

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Workplace Injury Claims Nearly Double On Alberta Farms

  • by Rory Hughes - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 12:23

Since January, when workplace compensation coverage became mandatory for farms, the number of injury claims from Alberta farm employees has nearly doubled.

In the first half of 2016, the WCB received 395 claims from Alberta farm employees, of which 356 were accepted. Compared to the numbers from 2015, this is a sharp increase with nearly double the amount of injury claims.

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Citations, penalties from inspectors reduce workplace injuries and improve QHSE

  • by Rory Hughes - Tue, 09/06/2016 - 13:55

A recent study by the Institute for Work & Health in Toronto has found that workplace inspections resulting in citations and penalties for infractions have been key and effective in motivating employers to improve QHSE conditions, making workplaces much safer, and reducing the number of workplace injuries overall.

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