Category: Safety at home

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Preparing for wildfires in B.C. is a shared responsibility. Here are FireSmart BC’s tips for mitigating the threat of wildfires in your community.  Many communities in B.C. are in or near heavily forested areas. People who live, work, and play in these areas need to be prepared for wildfires. Wildfires don’t just affect communities in remote […]

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It’s almost summer again. Here are a few safety tips for you to keep in mind while you’re on vacation, at home, or at work. Enjoy the season!  Please have fun this summer and keep these safety tips in mind. Water safety In Summer Water Safety, the Canadian Red Cross reminds us to be careful […]

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We look forward to more time outdoors as we move into the warmer temperatures of spring. Please read these important reminders on keeping yourself safe.  Please keep these safety tips in mind this spring and share them with your contacts. Add your own safety tips in the Comments section at the end. (I love reading […]

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Winter’s not over yet. Be prepared for sub-zero temperatures at work, at play, and on your way. Avoid frostbite, hypothermia, carbon monoxide poisoning.  Winter is nearly over, but it’s not over yet. Let’s stay prepared for sub-zero temperatures. Employers need to plan for outdoor workers According to this WorkSafeBC news release, Bitter cold means heightened […]

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The holiday season is here. Check out these holiday safety tips, whether you’re on vacation or at work, and share your tips for staying safe this winter.  It’s time for my annual list of safety tips for winter. Please keep them in mind, share them with your contacts, and add your own tips in the […]

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Halloween is a time for fun and treats, but let’s not forget about staying safe. I write about this every year because it’s important to remember.  Halloween is nearly here – so please check out these important safety reminders. Choosing Halloween costumes Choose Halloween costumes with health and safety in mind. The Alberta College and […]

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Hiring people to do work around your home for jobs like construction, gardening, or child care? You might need to apply for workers’ compensation coverage.  I’ve seen so many home renovations and landscaping revamps while walking through my neighbourhood lately. Sometimes it’s the homeowners and renters doing the jobs themselves, but usually they’re paying others […]

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Summer is nearly here. Keep these summer safety tips in mind at home, at work, on vacation, and on the road. Now let’s have some fun and enjoy the season!  Eating outside is one of my favourite things about summer – except when wasps show up. Sometimes people try to swat them away, but this […]

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Did you know that oily rags can ignite without a spark? That’s exactly how one family’s garage burned down. No one was hurt, but they learned a tough lesson.  Are you planning on painting your house or doing some staining? If so, please remember to be careful with any oily rags you may have left […]

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Take an icy cold snap, add lots of rain, and up goes the risk of slipping and falling. How can people walk more safely while at work and in the community?  One night, during B.C.’s intense 2017 winter season, I found my neighbour’s phone on the ground, beside the path and under a tree. I […]