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Archive for April 2014

A young life cut short

April 25, 2014

By Jamie Hall “We had this gift—we had him—and it didn’t last.” Bob Bailey was joking with his neighbour over the fence, about to pick up his wife Valerie from an appointment, when the phone rang with news that would forever change their lives. Their son P.J., who was about to start an apprenticeship in […]

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HSWAC: Heavy Stock of Well-defined Acronyms Continues

April 22, 2014

By Lauren Smith I work in a world of acronyms. At my workplace almost every team name, department, committee and initiative gets shortened to a brief one- or two-syllable acronym. Sometimes it’s hard to keep track of all the acronyms, but it does save time when writing reports or discussing different initiatives. One committee I […]

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Who’s got your back?

April 17, 2014

By Theresa Trant I remember when I was about 12 years old my dad strained his back. On the advice of his doctor he spent a week in bed resting. Fast forward to three years ago when I was experiencing significant back pain. I went to a physiotherapist, was given several home exercises and told […]

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Safety in the news: fines, death and improvements

April 8, 2014

By Theresa Trant While I’m pretty safe working in my office, not everyone is in my position. Recently I toured a machine shop and was struck by the complexity of the business as well as the large equipment and materials being used. As I scanned the shop I was reminded yet again of how important […]

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Girls night out and safety

April 4, 2014

By Calissa Reid If you told me one year ago that I would be talking to my friends about workplace safety I wouldn’t have believed you. I’ve always thought safety is important—I don’t want to see anybody get hurt— but like most young people, safety wasn’t exactly front of mind. Over time, a job becomes […]

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