May 30, 2020
As the years go by, occupational injuries and fatalities keep on increasing in Canada. Each year, hundreds—if not thousands—of lives are sacrificed due to bare minimum work safety standards. The construction industry reports the highest number of on-site deaths every year, largely due to the high risks involved. Due to the nature of the work,
The soft tissue that connects your pelvis to the outer portion of your knee is called the hamstring muscle. This muscle is responsible for straightening and bending your leg. What Is A Hamstring Pull? Hamstring strains or pulls occur when the hamstring muscles get damaged or inflamed because of excessive force being applied to them.
Accidents and injuries are normal parts of playing any sport. While sportspeople can protect themselves by donning the appropriate gear, even one wrong move can set you up on a nasty collision course. This could lead to a concussion, or even worse injuries. When sports injuries happen on the field, you need to be equipped
April 30, 2020
Having someone who can check up on you every once in a while is great for your safety and mental wellbeing. Workplace buddy systems work great because both partners ensure the security of the other during emergencies and hazardous situations.
Diabetes is a chronic illness where the human body is unable to produce and maintain the right glucose levels in the bloodstream. People with diabetes are prone to experience dangerous fluctuations in blood sugar levels owing to the body’s decreased sensitivity to insulin or insufficient production of insulin.
More people than ever are working remotely, credited to advancements in technology and telecommunication. However, as an employer, you have to remember that just because you don’t see your workers every day doesn’t mean their safety and working conditions aren’t of paramount importance.
Did you know that every year, 44,000 buildings in Canada catch fire on average? These structural fires cause millions of dollars in property damage and claim many innocent lives. The deadliest structural fires in Canadian history, such as the Toronto High School fire, have killed more than 400 people.
Every year, strokes affect around 50,000 people in Canada. It’s one of the leading causes of death and disability in adults. A stroke occurs when the blood flow to the brain is impaired due to blood clots, leading to brain cell death. Although strokes are more common among older individuals, smokers, people with obesity, and
Accidents and injuries can happen to anyone, but as you get older, they tend to have a more significant impact on you. Injuries sustained by the elderly have severe physical and psychological impacts. These include a decrease in confidence and a fall in self-esteem. Studies show that injured seniors slow down their daily activities and
March 27, 2020
According to data published by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, more than 700 people incur eye injuries at the workplace every day. Considering the fact that Canada has many resource-centric jobs, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. Mining, energy, and forestry are some of our biggest industries. This means exposure to chemicals, dust,
Confined spaces—such as tanks, tunnels, and pipes—can be home to a multitude of hazards. These are fully or partially enclosed structures that are either not fit for prolonged human occupancy, or are spaces in which atmospheric hazards could be present. These hazards can be in the form of oxygen deficiency, toxic gases, or even structural