Canadian CSA Z1000 Safety Standard

  Canadian companies will soon have some help in keeping their workplaces safe.   With more than 900 workers dying each year, Canada has one of the worst records among developed nations in occupational health and safety. That’s why the Canadian Standards Association is introducing Canada’s first consensus-based occupational health and safety management standard, called[…]

Software/IT Issues Contribute to Katrina Problems

  According to a new report from Homeland Security Department Inspector General Richard Skinner, IT shortcomings contributed to the federal government’s failures in responding to Hurricane Katrina. In addition to difficulties with damaged or destroyed communication networks, FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) was hampered by lack of a common IT system to collect and distribute[…]

IAPA Safety Calculator Program News

  Statistics from Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) show that the job fatality rates of small businesses are 6.7 times higher than those for larger businesses and lost-time injury rates are 10% higher.   This is why the IAPA (Industrial Accident Prevention Association) has launched the Small Business Safety Calculator, so that for[…]

Safety Accord Forestry Enterprise Program!

  November 1st 2006 was the official launch of the Safety Accord Forestry Enterprise (“SAFE”) Companies Program in British Columbia. The program is a uniform, sector-wise system of health and safety standards designed and operated by the BC Forest Safety Council which focuses on five main themes: collective safety responsibility, building an infrastructure, training/certification, effective enforcement[…]