COP 21 Takes Center Stage, Retail Worker Safety for Black Friday and More!

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:

  • Retail Worker Safety Tips for Black Friday
  • COP 21 Climate Talks in Paris
  • Bill 6 to protect Alberta Farm and Ranch Workers

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments. Also, if you are an industry expert and ever want to take part in the program, we’d love to have you. Until next week, enjoy the program!

EHS This Week Resources

For more information on the stories and resources mentioned in this week’s podcast, check out the links below.

  • Retail Worker Safety Tips for Black Friday. Click here
  • COP 21 Climate Talks Takes Center Stage. Click here
  • New Bill Introduced to Protect Alberta Farm and Ranch Workers. Click here
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Top 5 Farm Safety Tips just in time for Canadian Agricultural Safety Week

Farm safety is a serious concern. Between hazardous farm equipment and sometimes erratic livestock, our frontline producers live in a very dangerous world. However, while farms are one of the most risky places to work, farm safety doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. That’s part of the reason the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is currently facilitating the 2013 Canadian Agricultural Safety Week.

It’s worth highlighting the vast importance of safety in this hazardous field. After all, though 85% of producers say that safety is a priority on their farms, less than 10% actually have a documented safety plan onsite, according to the Canadian Federation of Agriculture.

Also, we have to consider the fact that while farms do rely on a lot of transient, seasonal help, the nucleus of operations on farms is often represented by a tightly knit family. So while occupational injury and illness is never a … Read more...