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Levitt-Safety Blog

Category: Health And Wellness

  • 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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  • Why Your Workplace Needs a Health and Safety Committee

    Why Your Workplace Needs a Health and Safety Committee

    Would your workers know what to do if they observed a risk in the workplace? Do they know who to go to in the case of an emergency? Navigating workplace health and safety can seem like a daunting task, but...

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  • Bill 30: What Does it Mean for Your Workplace?

    Bill 30: What Does it Mean for Your Workplace?

    As of June 1, 2018, Alberta has implemented Bill 30 -- an overhaul of the province’s previous health and safety regulations. The new bill will ensure that Albertans have three basic rights: The right to refuse dangerous work The right...

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  • Managing Marijuana in the Workplace

    Managing Marijuana in the Workplace

    As you’ve likely heard, it’s expected that cannabis will be legalized for recreational use across Canada as of October 17, 2018. While the country anticipates this landmark shift in Canadian drug culture, many employers are wondering what exactly the legalization...

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  • Carbon Monoxide: What You Need to Know

    Carbon Monoxide: What You Need to Know

    Many Canadians die each year from carbon monoxide poisoning in their own homes — most of them while sleeping. Hundreds are hospitalized, which often results in permanent disability. Everyone is at risk – 88% of all homes have something in...

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  • Fall Back Safely! 6 Daylight Savings Safety Tips

    Fall Back Safely! 6 Daylight Savings Safety Tips

    This Sunday November 5th marks the end of daylight savings time, when we set the clock back an hour in anticipation of winter. The point is often lost on many of us (especially in the spring when we lose an hour...

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