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Category Archives: Safety (HSE)

Safety Culture Change Yields Sustainable Improvements

January 31, 2018

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Safety Culture Change Yields Sustainable Improvements It has been observed at numerous worksites and confirmed by independent research that developing strong safety cultures have the single greatest impact on accident & incident reduction of any process. It is for this single reason that Western Camp Services is continuing to evolve…

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Safety Culture Change Yields Sustainable Improvements

January 31, 2018

Safety Culture Change Yields Sustainable Improvements Here at Western Camp Services, we are committed to delivering remote accommodation solution responsibly and safely, preventing harm to our employees, contractors, local communities and the environment. Everyone who works for us, or with us, has an important part to play in making Western…

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November 2016 Observation Card Winners

December 6, 2016

Linda G – Camp 82 – Observed staff not only shut off the dishwasher to descale it, but turn off the breaker as well. Cynthia L – Camp 61 – Upon arriving back to camp from days off, the stove burners were loose, moving back and forth, tipped and not…

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Prevention of Slips and Falls

December 1, 2016

  Why is prevention of slips, trips and falls important? In Canada over 42,000 workers get injured annually due to fall accidents.   How do falls happen? Statistics show that the majority (66%) of falls happen on the same level resulting from slips and trips. The remaining 34% are falls…

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Certificate of Recognition (COR)

January 19, 2016

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What is the Certificate of Recognition (COR)?   A Certificate of Recognition (COR) is awarded to companies who go beyond the legal requirements of the Workers Compensation Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation by taking a best practices approach to implementing health, safety, and return-to-work (RTW) programs.  …

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Observation Card Winners – December 2015

January 18, 2016

Chanell H – Camp 140 – Upon entering the laundry room, Chanell noticed a client had left their duffle bag 5 cm (2 inches) away from the propane pilot light and burners for the hot water tank. Chanell immediately moved the flammable bag away from the hot water tank and…

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Safety Poem by Linda G and Barb E at Camp 140

December 21, 2015

When we hear safety, Charles comes to mind. FLRAs, SWPs, “Keep eyes on task” and PPE.   Safety is our game, teamwork our goal. Watch for hazards and then control.   Tailgate our task, we plan and discuss. Questions and reminders, always a plus.   All things we do, without…

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WINTER TRAVEL & SEVERE WEATHER BE PREPARED!

December 18, 2015

Winter weather conditions in Canada can quickly become dangerous, often with little or no warning. Winter storms and excessive cold claim over 100 lives each year in this country—that is more than the combined number of deaths caused by hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, extreme heat and lightning each year. DRESS FOR…

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Slow Down and Take the Time

December 18, 2015

The term complacency has several definitions; perhaps the one most suitable (in the context of safety) is as follows, “a feeling of quiet pleasure or security, often while unaware of some potential danger, defect or the like”. Ironically, this feeling can develop from a perception that you live and work…

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Spotlight on Safety – Staying Safe in Bear Country

March 12, 2015

Bears take advantage of whatever food is available in their home range. They are attracted by sights, sounds, memories, and particularly smells. Bears can smell garbage from a mile away and if they are rewarded with an easy meal they learn very quickly to repeat behaviors. Wild bears normally have…

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