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The CCSA wants to ensure its members are always up-to-date on what is happening in the continuing care and senior supportive living industries.
 

Job sites prove deadly for Alberta workers

May 16, 2012
Edmonton Journal - KELLY CRYDERMAN, Postmedia News; Calgary Herald

As the provincial economy heated up last year, the number of Albertans who died on work sites in various ways - everything from electrocutions and falling to being crushed by metal equipment - soared by 26 per cent.

However, statistics from the Alberta government also show the number of workers who died in motor-vehicle crashes while on the job remained flat, while the number of occupational disease deaths accepted by the Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) dipped.

Overall, the official count of all 2011 workplace deaths - on job sites, in vehicle crashes and from long-term exposure to hazardous materials - totalled 123 people.

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NAOSH week video from Hilton Suites Winnipeg

May 11, 2012

NAOSH week is in full swing across Canada.  Check out this hilarious video provided by Hilton Suites Winnipeg...making safety fun!

 

New Cabinet team focused on growing Alberta’s future

May 8, 2012
Government of Alberta - News Release

New structure to change the way government does business
Edmonton... Premier Alison Redford has named a new Cabinet team that will help bring about the change that Albertans recently voted for.

“This restructuring is about achieving our goals and aligning our workforce with the priorities of this government,” Redford said. “This new Cabinet structure allows us to focus on the things that matter most to Albertans - a strong fiscal framework, caring for our most vulnerable citizens, promoting our resources, and solid consultation processes that ensure Albertans are heard.”

Click here to read the news release and to view Premier Redford's new cabinet team.

NAOSH Week - Safety and Health: A Commitment for Life!

May 7, 2012

May 6-12, 2012, is North American Occupational Safety & Health (NAOSH) Week.  This year's theme is "Making it Work".

The goal of NAOSH Week is to focus the attention of employers, employees, the general public and all partners in occupational safety and health on the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace, at home and in the community. During NAOSH Week, NAOSH partners develop and implement activities throughout North America to promote NAOSH Week. NAOSH Week occurs every year during the first full week of May.

NAOSH Week presents an excellent opportunity to focus, reinforce and strengthen commitment to occupational safety and health. Participation and involvement in NAOSH Week has been shown to:

  •  improve attitudes towards safety
  • increase understanding of the importance of occupational safety and health
  • foster a safety-minded culture
  • increase cooperation
  • assist in team building and improve communication between employees, safety committees
    and safety professionals.

NAOSH Week is led by the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE). More information about NAOSH Week can be found at www.naosh.ca or www.csse.org.