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Levitt-Safety Blog

Category: Health And Wellness

  • Ask an expert: what’s the difference between telling vs. tattling in the workplace?

    Ask an expert: what’s the difference between telling vs. tattling in the workplace?

    You see a friend at work cut a corner to get the job done quicker. Nothing bad happens, but it leaves you feeling uneasy. You let them know that what they just did was unsafe but they brush it off...

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  • 7 ways to achieve an accident-free 2019

    7 ways to achieve an accident-free 2019

    Yesterday, our team was together again for the first time since the beginning of the Christmas break. You’d think that everyone would be feeling lethargic after the time off but instead every person was surprisingly cheerful and glowing with a new...

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  • Fall Back Safely! 6 Daylight Savings Safety Tips

    Fall Back Safely! 6 Daylight Savings Safety Tips

    Isn't it funny how just one hour difference can seem to offset our routines so much? Being creatures of habit, it can be tough adjusting to the new time for the first few days. However, this transition presents the perfect...

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  • Welding: The Cancer Risk No One Thinks About

    Welding: The Cancer Risk No One Thinks About

    Substantial new evidence shows welding fumes and UV radiation from welding are actually Group 1 carcinogens The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has found that welding fumes and UV radiation from welding are carcinogenic and pose a serious risk...

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  • Managing Marijuana in the Workplace

    Managing Marijuana in the Workplace

    As you’ve likely heard, as of October 17, 2018, cannabis is now legal for recreational use across Canada. While the country anticipates this landmark shift in Canadian drug culture, many employers are wondering what exactly the legalization of marijuana means for...

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  • Lifting is part of the job. Back injuries shouldn’t be.

    Lifting is part of the job. Back injuries shouldn’t be.

    Did you know that 80 per cent of work-related back injuries are a result of manual materials handling (MMH)? Lifting is common in many workplaces, but back problems shouldn’t be. What starts out as a minor ache or strain can progress...

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