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Archive for April 2013

We all share their loss

April 27, 2013

By Lauren Smith April 28 is the National Day of Mourning. A day when we commemorate the Canadians who were injured, killed, or suffered illness as a result of work. In 2012, Alberta lost 145 workers. Four of those workers were under 25 – two cases of trauma and two motor vehicle accidents, all resulting […]

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Safety and the movies: Jurassic Park

April 23, 2013

By Matt King A cup of still water sits on the dashboard. Then, suddenly, a thump erupts in the distance, and the water in the cup moves, a single ripple appearing. Then another thump, another ripple before a sudden screeching growl and what seems like a wall of reptilian skin announce the arrival of a […]

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“We’re only going to walk around. What’s the big deal here?”

April 19, 2013

By Theresa Trant Matt recently wrote about construction safety. I experienced this first hand last week. Here’s my story. I toured a construction site with a co-worker. We figured we’d just put on our steel toed boots, see what we wanted to see and then be on our way. Not much prep work needed. After […]

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Building a safer future

April 12, 2013

By Matt King I took a construction class in high school. Just the one. I am obviously no expert when it comes to construction then, but I often remember it fondly. Building, or construction, is an act of creation – it’s right there in the word, to construct – and that is awesome. I don’t […]

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It may look like a simple thing but it can be deadly

April 5, 2013

By Theresa Trant I came home from work the other day and noticed this in my backyard:   Yes that is a ladder sitting in our sons’ old tree house. I guess my husband decided to do some tree trimming and this was his solution to reaching the higher branches. Looks a little scary and […]

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