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Archive for October 2013

Monster Mishaps: Workplace safety with Dracula, The Mummy and Frankenstein.

October 25, 2013

By Calissa Reid Ah Halloween, that wonderful time of year when we get dressed up, eat way too much chocolate and have some fun with friends and family.  Halloween is also the busiest day of the year for some of our favourite classic monsters—Frankenstein, Dracula and The Mummy. Scaring humans is serious business for these […]

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Safety in the news: October brings the scares

October 22, 2013

By Lauren Smith October has not been a good month for workplace accidents in Alberta. In the past 21 days there has been a cluster of casualties and catastrophes. That’s much scarier than any monster or ghoul. Casualties At the start of the month, a 30-year-old man was removing casting pipe from the ground at […]

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Tell me about the days following your son’s death.

October 18, 2013

By Theresa Trant “Tell me about the days following your son’s death. What kept you going? How did you cope?” These are a few of the questions I’ll be asking the parents of a 19-year-old young man who died in a workplace accident. These are questions I never want to have to ask anyone. Ever. […]

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Safety and the Movies: MAN OF STEEL

October 11, 2013

By Matt King It’s a bird… it’s a plane… it’s… SUPERMAN! This past summer, the new Superman film, Man of Steel, came out. Directed by Zach Snyder, the movie took a slightly more serious take on the Superman mythos, the darker edge being found throughout the movie, and not just in the patchy beard Clark […]

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Let’s play a game–winner takes all!

October 8, 2013

By: Josie Hammond-Thrasher I spy with my little eye: a staple from a staple gun rebounding towards my face. I spy with my little eye: a metal filing flying off my grinding wheel. I spy with my little eye: hot oil splashing towards my eyes. I remember countless hours playing I Spy with my family […]

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