Many workers fear the risk of electrocution at work. Chances of getting electrocuted are higher at workplaces with heavy machinery, improper safety insulation from electric wires and lack of safety training. This puts more than 1 million Canadians that work at construction sites at risk every day.
Construction sites pose various safety hazards for on-site workers; some of which have proven to be fatal in the past few years. The Report on Work Fatality and Injury Rates, published in 2018, found that British Columbia ranks high in the list of provinces that suffered the highest work-related fatalities. BC saw 59 injury-related deaths in
When it comes to helping the most vulnerable, Canadian Red Cross works on 7 fundamental principles, which include, humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality. However, for the upkeep of these fundamentals, the organization has come up with laws and regulation that every Canadian, wishing to indulge in Red Cross life support training, should
There are several injuries that you might experience at work. In fact according to 2018 report on workplace injuries; British Columbia alone had a five-year average injury rate of 2.27 every 100 workers. Sadly, most of these injuries are preventable and can be treated on the spot with standard level 3 first aid knowledge.
Cold sweats. Heart pounding out of chest. Loss of breathe. Darkness. If you’re familiar with those sensations, and in that order; you probably have a case of claustrophobia on your hands.
A fire emergency can befall anyone, at anytime. On average, 40,000 fire-based incidents are recorded every year in Canada. However, it’s not the onset of a fire that determines the aftermath and the damage; rather it’s your reaction to said emergency, and how you cope with it.
A recent study showed that work-related fatalities in Canada are 10 times more severe than what authorities would have you believe. In fact, over 20 out of every 100,000 workers meet their end on construction sites alone. So whether you’ve worked around heights all your life or it’s your first day, your safety should be the first
Heart diseases are the second leading cause of death in Canada after cancer, so it’s crucial to identify the problem at the earliest and to nip it in the bud! However, in order to mitigate a problem, you must first understand it and identify the symptoms that indicate its onset.
On your road to success, the only thing that can hold you back is a crash! Jokes aside, road accidents can actually put a damper in yours and your loved ones’ lives. It’s especially a point of concern in Canada, where road accidents are fuelled by common weather.
Participating in recreational activities especially popular ones such as skiing and snowboarding is an exhilarating and enjoyable experience. However, the physical demand these sports place on the body coupled with the extreme environmental conditions greatly increase the chances of injury. During 2016-17 alone, around 17,660 people were hospitalized due to sports injuries throughout Canada.