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February 2016

  • Posted on    February 25, 2016 by TREENSAFETY “Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fiber. It was used in numerous building materials and vehicle products for its strength and ability to resist heat and corrosion before its dangerous health effects were discovered. Individual asbestos fibers cannot be seen by the naked eye, which puts workers at an increased risk.” OSHA Fact Sheet   Click here for more information on asbestos  ... Continue Reading
  • Posted on  February 18, 2016  by TREENSAFETY In 2016, Road Safety At Work Week, an annual event for BC workplaces to improve awareness and adoption of effective road safety practices, is March 7 to 11. Each year, the week highlights a different aspect of workplacedriving. This year, the focus is on helping employers, managers and supervisors better understand and deliver on their responsibilities to employees who drive for work. Whether an employee’s job is driving full time –... Continue Reading
  • Posted on  February 11, 2016  by TREENSAFETY We are all faced with obligations in the work place that effect our health, well-being, happiness and desire to contribute positively to the success of the company whom we work for. Achieving individual success and pride in your contribution of effort, knowledge and expertise brings many a strong sense of intrinsic satisfaction. Less enjoyable aspects include: work processes that defy logic, and lack of flexibility to balance often... Continue Reading
  • Posted on  February 4, 2016  by TREENSAFETY Greenhouse workers may be required to work at heights where there is a risk of injury from a fall and are required to use and wear fall protection equipment when working at elevations of 3 meters (10 feet) or more. Workers may be at risk when they are cleaning, repairing or glazing greenhouse glass. As an employer, meeting fall protection requirements does not always come easily. Employers must provide a fall protection plan and appropriate fall... Continue Reading