5
Feb
Disability Management – A complete Vision

Disability Management – A complete Vision

A multi-site manufacturing firm was struggling with a large number of modified workers that were not progressing in their return to work programs. Additionally, the organization struggled with non-occupational injury/illness placements.  A third party disability management firm was under contract but not delivering tangible results....

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31
Jan
Legislative Updates – January 2018

Legislative Updates – January 2018

Occupational Health & Safety Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act R.S.A 2000, c. O-2. Clause 1(d), sections 6 and 7, and subsection 40.1(2) have been repealed. Subsections 40.1(1) and (3) have been amended. Subsection 40.1(3.1) has been added December 15, 2017 Occupational Health and Safety Act S.A 2017, c. O-2.1. New Act. Sections 38, 39, 93, 94, 96 and 97...

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17
Jan
Standards Update CSA Z462 – Workplace Electrical Safety

Standards Update CSA Z462 – Workplace Electrical Safety

The new edition 2018 edition of CSA Z462 – Workplace Electrical Safety is now available. This the 4th edition to the standard is based on the latest edition of NFPA 70E – Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace to tie into the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I. This edition provides enhanced requirements to ensure workers install, operate, and maintain electrical equipment safely. Further the...

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12
Jan
Hazardous Waste Characterization Project

Hazardous Waste Characterization Project

A leading industrial & commercial boiler manufacturer retained EKG's Environmental Engineers to consult on their hazardous waste streams. The facility had been shipping out hazardous waste for years under waste codes that had no documented analysis, or rationality for the selected waste codes. R.R.O Regulation 347 – General Waste Management requires that analysis and identification be determined, to ensure proper waste characterization occurs to prevent issues with shipment or at waste sites....

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3
Jan
December Legislative Updates

December Legislative Updates

Key: Title of Legislation Changes Made Effective Date   Occupational Health & Safety Federal   No changes Alberta   No changes British Columbia Public Health Act The definition of "nurse practitioner" in section 1 has been repealed November 2, 2017   Gas Safety Regulation Paragraphs 30(1)(b) and (f) have been replaced November 1, 2017   Workers Compensation Act The definition...

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1
Dec
Strategic Ergonomic Review & Awareness Project

Strategic Ergonomic Review & Awareness Project

A global manufacturer of consumer chemical products recognized the need and opportunity to work with EKG to improve ergonomic performance within their facilities in both Canada and the United States. Customized project plans were developed for each site based on their unique characteristics and desires. Common for all sites were project elements that engaged both management and the work force....

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27
Nov
Legislative Updates - November 2017

Legislative Updates - November 2017

Occupational Health & Safety Federal   No changes Alberta No changes British Columbia Public Health Act The definition of "nurse practitioner" in section 1 has been repealed November 2, 2017   Gas Safety Regulation Paragraphs 30(1)(b) and (f) have been replaced November 1, 2017   Workers Compensation Act The definition of "psychologist" in subsection 5.1(4) has been replaced November 2,...

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24
Nov
Cold Stress and Winter Safety

Cold Stress and Winter Safety

This week several Canadian meteorologists  and climatologists released their predictions for the winter season, and the theme was consistent, we are expecting a traditional Canadian winter ahead. While their forecast may fail to materialize we are alerted to the reality that some Canadian workers will experience cold stress hazards  while on the job, affecting performance and safety. Workers who are...

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20
Nov
EHS Audit Multi-site Chemical Manufacturer

EHS Audit Multi-site Chemical Manufacturer

EKG was contracted by a leading chemical manufacturer to conduct a multi-site/multi-provincial EHS audits. The purpose of the audit was to provide an objective review of the operations, concerning regulatory compliance against federal, provincial, and municipal regulations. Additionally, assess the implementation of corporate governance initiatives. These audits consisted of a multi-disciplined auditing team with extensive EHS experience and qualifications in...

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16
Nov
5 Reasons to Earn Your CES Designation

5 Reasons to Earn Your CES Designation

All-In-One Practical Learning Experience - Our CES Designation program covers all aspects of ergonomics and provides a clear path to understanding. Each stage of the 5-day course builds upon previous content, walking students through the actual processes.  Unique Personal Attention - Our small class sizes allow us to provide personalized care and attention. Our experienced trainers will engage with participants and provide meaningful...

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