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October 2012 Blog Posts (9)

Halloween Safety Tips

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Halloween Safety:

Halloween – Wednesday, October 31st is just a week away and around the corner. Combine dressing up in costumes with free candy and you create a kid friendly holiday! It is a favorite holiday of many, but they’re thinking about costumes, candy and fun with their friends. Safety is the last thing on their minds, so parents and motorists need to be especially alert. Anytime a child or an… Continue

Added by Ken Oswald on October 24, 2012 at 6:09pm — No Comments

29-Day Challenge enters its final week – help us reach our goal!

29 Days – $2,900 Corporate Donations – $29,000 Fundraising Goal

Honour the legacy of fallen Calgary Police Service Const. John Petropoulos – and support workplace safety and first responder safety – by taking The 29-Day Challenge.

We launched The 29-Day Challenge on Sept. 29th with a call for individual donations of $29 and we’re now into our last week – and the last phase of the campaign. Several donors have heeded the call for $29…

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Added by John Petropoulos Memorial Fund on October 23, 2012 at 4:50pm — No Comments

Safe Work Statistics 2012 - Infographic

As we celebrate National Safe Work Australia Week 2012 (October 21st to 28th), it's worth pausing to consider whether our practices for working safer are actually seeing more workers coming home safely to their loved ones today, than 10 years ago.

It appears we all have a lot of work to do to catch up to our Nordic cousins.…

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Added by Blake Pelling on October 21, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

ISQEM Safety Conference USA - June 2013

ISQEM are pleased to announce the ISQEM Safety Conference USA in June 2013…

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Added by Wayne Harris on October 18, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Need of Better Safety Equipment With Rising Heights of Constructions

Construction industry is commonly stereotyped and frequently labeled as an accident-prone industry. This is mainly because construction processes require workers to perform close to moving equipment or vehicles in all weathers and conditions.

If recent studies are to be believed, the total construction accident rates witnessed are directly correlated to the level of industrial activity. Facts and figures have shown that safety receives less attention, particularly when workload is…

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Added by Kay J. Sharp on October 18, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

Fire Prevention Week

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National Fire Safety Prevention Week begins Sunday. (October 7-13, 2012)

“It’s Fire Prevention Week. Have two ways out!”



Commemorating a conflagration

Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October… Continue

Added by Ken Oswald on October 8, 2012 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Issues with bulky work gloves?

Laura Proctor, director, customer marketing, industrial, Ansell Protective Products Inc., answered this question for NSC's Safety + Health magazine this month:

Workers at our facility sometimes remove their heavy-duty cut-protective gloves and work barehanded because the hand protection “hinders their touch.” Do work gloves have to be bulky to effectively protect against…

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Added by Lara Kretler on October 4, 2012 at 2:52pm — 1 Comment

Take The 29-Day Challenge!

29 Days – $29 Donations – $29,000 Fundraising Goal

Honour the legacy of fallen Calgary Police Service Const. John Petropoulos by taking The 29-Day Challenge.

WHAT IS THE 29-DAY CHALLENGE?

The 29-Day Challenge is a fundraising campaign in support of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund (JPMF). It kicks off on Sept. 29th, 2012, lasts 29 days and encourages people to…

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Added by John Petropoulos Memorial Fund on October 2, 2012 at 4:18pm — No Comments

October Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October Breast Cancer Awareness Month



(Email version please email me at keno@plateautel.com)



DISEASE INFORMATION | Breast Cancer Awareness



Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States, aside from skin cancer. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), an estimated 190,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed among women in the United States this year. An estimated over 40,000 women and men are expected to… Continue

Added by Ken Oswald on October 1, 2012 at 5:56pm — No Comments

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