Awwwww it’s official… With Victoria Day long weekend, summer has officially kicked off. Even if the weather is horrible this weekend, let the camping season begin! Please enjoy your long weekend responsibly. Take extra care on the roads; no speeding, no distracted driving and definitely no drinking and driving. Also, take care when it comes to your campfires and fireworks. You don’t want to be held responsible for a wildfire. Other than that, enjoy your soggy tents, port-a-potties, and burnt marshmallows. Happy Victoria Day to everyone!
Every April 28th we fly our flags at half mast, donn ribbons and light candles to pay our respects to the fallen, injured and ill. To the workers who didn’t make it home safe from work or have an altered life due to an injury or illness and to the families of those workers. Please take the time at 11 am for a moment of silence to honor those who have lost their lives. Please also take a moment to pledge to yourself that you will work safe, all the time, every time… No excuses. In 2017 there were 951 workplace deaths. We can do better! That number can be zero. We can work towards and achieve a National Day of Mourning that is to mourn those who passed many years ago and no longer adding to the number. If we all work together and make safety our priority this a very real possibility. Renew your commitment to safety, for yourself, your coworkers and your families.
Happy Easter everyone! May your extra long weekend be filled with a ridiculous amount of chocolate, egg shaped everything and of course friends and family. This may be a great time to enjoy some rest and relaxation and then really get your head back in the game come Monday (or Tuesday if you’re one of the lucky ones). Remember, being safe at work is how we get to come home to our loved ones and enjoy these times. We only get one shot to do our jobs safely. So, stay focused and make sure you’re around for loads of mini eggs for years to come. Take care everyone!
Hey safety guys and gals, don’t forget we will be doing our live announcement of the winners for those Oilers tickets, gift card to Mercer Tavern and an ABCS swag bag on Monday the 25th. So if you haven’t already entered or you want to tag some more friends, head on over to our “Kind of a Big Deal” post and do so. You have till 12 pm PST on the 24. Tell your friends, tell your family, heck tell the dog (okay maybe not pets🤷) let’s get the word out! Good luck everyone and remember the more people you tag that follows either our Facebook or Instagram page, the more likely you are to win. So spam all your Facebook and Instagram friends!
Happy Valentine’s Day to all our hard working trades people. We hope you take a moment today to think about the ones you love and why going home safe to them every night is one of the best gifts to show your love and appreciation. Some chocolates and a card wouldn’t hurt either 😉. And always choo- choo- choose safety 🚂 ♥️♥️ (wow my jokes are painful 😬)
Safety is our passion and we want share it with everyone. Bottom line… we need more followers to do that! So, we need your help. This contest couldn’t be any easier. All you have to do is like this post, like us on Facebook or Instagram. Tag as many of your friends that you would like. Whoever has the most friends that like our page, will win a set of hockey tickets to the Oilers game on March 7 against the Cunucks. Your friends won’t be left out either. All your friends who were tagged by you and liked one of our pages will also be randomly selected for a $100 gift card for food and drinks for a pub or restaurant close by Rogers Place and another lucky friend will win an ABCS swag bag! That’s the chance at a full meal deal just for liking our page. A night out to the game, with a friend who has a gift card for celebratory drinks after the game (if they win) or comfort food for a loss ☹️ and some new gear for another friend too! This contest is kind of a big deal right? So, come on people, help us hit a bigger number of followers and one lucky winner will have a free night on us! So start liking and tagging! Good luck!
This contest is in no way paid for or affiliated with Facebook or Instagram. Winners will be chosen by highest amount of friends tagged (who also liked our pages). All their friends names who did so, will be put into a hat and randomly chosen, one for a $100 gift card and one for an ABCS swag bag. Hockey tickets will be sent via email. Gift card and swag bag will need to be picked up at out Edmonton office. (Gift card can be mailed if needed but will take longer)
As the end of the year approaches we are taking some time to reflect on such a memorable year. We truly appreciate all of you for being a part of that. We look forward to what the new year holds. Thank you and wishing you all the joys of the season and the happiest of years to come. From our family here at ABCS to yours… Merry Christmas and a happy new year!
Who says safety doesn’t pay? Look at the smile on these faces. We would just like to give a shout out to Bill Greber, the winner of our safety contest. Thank you for being an avid follower of Alberta BC Safety. Don’t worry if you missed out on this contest, there will be many more to thank all our followers. It’s people like all of you who make safety a part of your everyday lives that will help ensure, we all get home safely to enjoy the benefits of a hard days work. So stay tuned!
Sometimes as trades people we don’t know how good we have it. We complain about all our PPE, huffing and puffing while we gear on in the mornings, but just think; we could be required to wear high heeled shoes. Could you imagine working any job wearing stilettos? As of January 1, 2019 OHS states, employers will no longer be allowed to require a worker wear any footwear that could pose a risk to their health and safety. Can you believe this is just happening in 2019? Did you know that high heels can put the worker at a higher risk of a slew of hazards such as, slips, trips, falls, cuts, crushing, puncture, sprains, breaks, chance for MIS’s (musculoskeletal injuries) and many more. Does that list sound familiar? That’s because that is everything your clunky work boots protect you from. So next time you feel like complaining about your PPE, just think of all the hard working women, putting in their hours on stilts at risk for hazards you don’t even have to think about anymore. And ladies… welcome to the wonderful world of safety shoes… they may not be the prettiest, but your feet and back will love you for it!
Thank you to everyone who participated in our safety contest. When you choose safety you win a lot more than hockey tickets. However; this particular time you also get a free night out to watch our boys wheel and grind. So, without further ado the winner is….. Bill Greber! I have Pm’d you, please get in contact with us as soon as possible. Also a quick shout out to my little one who did the background commentary, LOL.