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Workplace safety and you: A day in the life of an employer.

November 18, 2016

By Angela Unsworth Renee’s scar is a constant reminder of what it means to be safe at work. On a Friday night shift at Cargill Canada—and only 20 years old at the time—she was chopping meat products when the knife she was using slipped from her hand. As she reached out to catch it, the […]

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“Summertime and the livin’ is easy”

July 15, 2016

By Melissa Babcock Over the years, summertime in Alberta has become synonymous with one word: festivals! The summer months are rife with so many festivals, you can literally find something to do or someplace to be almost every weekend in July and August. The legendary Calgary Stampede is already underway, with K-Days soon to follow. […]

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Driven to cell phone distraction

March 18, 2016

By Angela Unsworth I come from a time before cell phones were common. The first mobile phone I ever saw was a car phone. I’m not that old, I swear! The same friend who had this magical car phone was also the first one among us to get a more portable cell phone—the Motorola StarTac. […]

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Safety in the news: flashback Friday edition.

January 8, 2016

Christmas vacation is over and it’s a new year! I don’t know about you, but 2016 is shaping up to be a busy one for me already. I took a break to peek through the newspaper to see what happened at the end of 2015 and found some safety stories to share with you. Ammonia […]

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Deck the halls (safely, of course)

December 11, 2015

By: Melissa Babcock It typically starts on Nov. 1. The Halloween decorations at the store are relegated to the clearance bin to make room for shelves full of bright and festive décor. Bing Crosby is played incessantly over the loudspeaker at the mall. And you start trying to remember where you hid those presents you […]

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