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Complacency in the Workplace Krystal
Complacency in the Workplace
When we become complacent it is usually because of confidence and repetition. The more we perform a task without event, the easier it is for our brains to settle into the familiar rhythm of complacency.  Consider the following workers' situations and their levels of complacency:  A laborer, ...
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Summer BBQ Safety Krystal
Summer BBQ Safety
It's summer and that means it's BBQ season!  Many of us spend our evenings and weekends outside with our family and friends during the summer. While enjoying a few cold drinks and barbecuing some delicious food, it is easy to forget that grilling can become dangerous very quickly if we ...
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Severe Weather - Lightning Krystal
Severe Weather - Lightning
FUN FACTS ABOUT LIGHTNING DID YOU KNOW? The majority of lightning strikes occur approximately 5 kilometers from the storm cell and can make contact upwards of 10 kilometers from the storm cell. Contrary to rumor, lightning does strike the same place twice. The empire ...
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How To Combat Heat Exposure When Working Outside Krystal
How To Combat Heat Exposure When Working Outside
WHAT CAN EMPLOYEES DO TO COMBAT HEAT EXPOSURE? Drink sufficient amounts of water; multiply your body weight by 67%. Example: 175lbs x 0.67 = 117 fluid ounces, or 3451.5 mL (1 fl oz = 29.5 mL) spread throughout the day.  ...
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Carbon Monoxide Awareness Krystal
Carbon Monoxide Awareness
Did you know that Carbon Monoxide is the leading cause of fatal poisonings in North America?  Known as the “Silent Killer”, Carbon Monoxide is an odourless, tasteless and colourless gas. When experiencing Carbon Monoxide poisoning, confusion is one of the initial symptoms. For these reasons, high levels of Carbon Monoxide ...
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A Fresh Start for the New Year Krystal
A Fresh Start for the New Year
As Park Derochie and many other companies welcome their employees back from the holiday break this week it is important to realize how difficult it can be to “get back into the work groove.”   As we all shift back to our regular work routine here are a few steps to begin ...
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Tagged With: , Holiday, New Year, Safety
Stop the Drop Krystal
Stop the Drop
Injuries due to Falling Objects According to Service Canada, “Falling Objects” is ranked Fifth (5th) on the list of Most Common Causes of Workplace Injuries. Overexertion  Falling on a same-level surface Falling from a height Reaction injuries ...
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Tagged With: Prevention, Tools, Safety
A Clean Workplace is a Safe Workplace Krystal
A Clean Workplace is a Safe Workplace
It is a common understanding that a safe workplace begins with proper housekeeping. Effective housekeeping helps to eliminate workplace hazards and maintains order within our work area. Proper housekeeping has been proven to decrease workplace injuries, boost worker moral and improve overall productivity. Quick housekeeping statistics: Poor ...
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Tagged With: Housekeeping, Safety
Already a Record Breaking Year Krystal
Already a Record Breaking Year
And it's not over yet! As of September 30th, Park Derochie Inc. has incurred 853,212 employee hours in 2016. Already surpassing our previous best statistics in 2011 when 819,802 employee hours were worked.  Park Derochie continues to show its dedication to providing "Best in Class" services while ensuring a safe and ...
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The Importance of Eye Protection Krystal
The Importance of Eye Protection
While each of our five senses are extremely important, the sense of sight is arguably the most frequently used sense we have. From the moment we wake up we use our sense of sight in everything we do. Imagine if one day we lost our sight, or if our vision ...
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Tagged With: , Eye Protection, Safety

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