WHMIS 2015 / GHS SYMBOL GUIDE

Globally Harmonized System (GHS), formerly known as WHMIS 2015, defines and classifies the hazards associated with chemical products, and works to communicate health and safety information through labels and safety data sheets. Chemical products are placed in classes. Each class describes a different type of hazard. A product may belong to one or more class,…

HOW DOES ONLINE LEARNING WITH SET SAFETY WORK?

Many companies have made the switch to online safety and training courses. The benefits of online learning are clear. You spend less time in the classroom, save money and increase retention. But how does it all work? Join us as we walk through the Set Safety online course process – from sign up to completion.…

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HOW TO BUILD AN EFFECTIVE SAFETY CULTURE

Having a good safety culture in your organization is more important than ever. Companies with poor safety cultures see more incidents and injuries, poor attitudes and bad behaviour. Even if you think you’re doing things right, it never hurts to take a step back and reevaluate to make sure that everyone is on the same…

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA & THE WORKPLACE

Medicinal marijuana (or cannabis) is quickly making its way towards widespread legality across Canada. This presents a whole host of issues for business owners, managers and supervisors as this drug becomes regulated and prescribed to the labour force. If you are in this position, keep reading for a summary of SET Safety’s Managing Medical Marijuana…

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LOCKOUT/TAGOUT: What is it and why is it important?

Accidents at the workplace can cause serious injury or worse, so there are many regulations and safety measures put in place for prevention. One such standard is Lockout/Tagout, drafted by the Canadian Standards Association Group and endorsed by the Standards Council of Canada for the purpose of controlling hazardous energy. Proper lockout and tagging out…

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WCB CLAIMS: Real Costs for Canadian Businesses

A workplace injury is serious on many levels, but once the wellbeing of the employee is confirmed– much of the focus should turn to the Workers’ Compensation Board claim and the road back to good health. The reality of this situation means that the business must shoulder the burden while the employee recovers. Since workplace…

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5 DEFENSIVE DRIVING TIPS

If your business or vocation requires any amount of driving, it is important to familiarize all operators with modern, defensive driver standards. SET Safety offers online defensive driving training approved by the Government of Alberta– which also grants graduates reduction of three (3) demerits from their licence. If you plan to provide or take this…

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ONLINE ORIENTATION: Streamlining Processes with Virtual Proctors

Many companies shy away from online orientation for staff due to strict certification and safety requirements. When obligated to test or review a new employee’s competency, having a professional in the room seems like common sense. In this modern age of technology, we have bridged that gap thanks to innovations such as virtual proctors. Virtual…

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SAFETY TRAINING: 5 Benefits of Blended Learning

Modern safety training is commonly delivered in two forms: classroom and online. Due to the industry’s growing needs, a new philosophy has developed that combines both! Known as blended learning, this teaching strategy uses elements of both traditional safety training methods. Read on for five benefits of the competency-based, blended learning used in SET Safety’s…