Entries by Ken Turnbull

How to Report a Workplace Injury or Disease

How to Report a Workplace Injury or Disease to WorkSafeBC Before a person experiences an injury or illness at work, the employer must already be aware of how to report this kind of incident. Having pre-existing knowledge of the claims process will lessen the stress on everyone should such problems arise. Knowing how to report […]

Avoiding the Hazards of Lasers in a Workplace

Avoiding the Hazards of Lasers in a Workplace Lasers are an apparatus typically used in certain workplaces which can instantly cause harm and injure your workers. Below, you’ll find the risks that come with operating this device and controls that can help limit the hazards of lasers for workers. How workers are exposed Lasers are […]

Why Sun & UV Radiation Safety is Important

Why Having Sun & UV Radiation Safety Procedures is Important The most common source of ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the sun, however, harmful levels can also come from other sources. Excessive exposure to UV rays can be very harmful which is why people exposed to UV rays as part of their job should use caution […]

How to Conduct a Risk Assessment

How to Do a Proper Risk Assessment Conducting a systematic risk assessment reveals the hazards in a work environment. As an employer, it can help you determine if you have done enough in implementing safety measures to protect your workers. When to do a risk assessment Risk assessments are an organized method of evaluating risks […]

7 Tips for Identifying Work Hazards

7 Important Tips for Identifying Work Hazards Correctly recognizing and identifying work hazards is the first step in ensuring the safety of workers. Look for anything (object or process) that might threaten your workers on site. Begin identifying hazards by doing a workplace inspection. Roam around the workplace: Examine how each task is executed Evaluate […]

5 Steps to Due Diligence and Workplace Safety

Due diligence involves doing all reasonable steps in ensuring that a worker is kept from harm. “All reasonable steps” pertains to the degree of care a person is anticipated to do during an incident. Taking all measures to ensure that workers’ health and safety are prioritized makes an organization duly diligent. To be duly diligent, […]

How to Reduce Mould in the Workplace

How to Reduce Mould in the Workplace Mould is known to grow quickly in any moist environment. And as it grows, it can release spores that are hazardous to human health, especially to people with asthma, allergies, and weak immune systems. How workers are exposed Mould is easily found everywhere because they only need water […]

Reduce the Risk of Hepatitis B and C at Work

Reduce the Risk of Hepatitis B and C at Work A blood-borne disease such as hepatitis B and C can be passed on by being exposed to contaminated body fluids or by getting injured from sharp objects like needles and scalpels. Workers in the medical industry are most vulnerable due to constant exposure. In the […]

Training Employees About Workplace Safety

3 Basic Steps of Training Employees About Workplace Safety It’s an employer’s responsibility to provide proper instructions and safety training to workers.  This includes teaching them safety measures, going through the basics, and providing specific training for their particular assignments. The most efficient way to ensure safety and prevention of serious work-related injuries is to […]