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10 Loading Dock Safety Tips

LOADING DOCK SAFETY TIPS

A loading dock can be a very busy and hectic environment. Use the 10 loading dock safety tips below to prevent injury and stay safe when working in a dock environment.


Preventing Heat Stress this Summer

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Summer is upon us and there are new hazards in the workplace that we must be aware of. This great weather brings new heat- related dangers for workers, the biggest of which is Heat Stress.


Ramadan Fasting Workplace Safety Awareness

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Many of us and/or our colleagues are observing Ramadan this month. Ramadan is an annual ritual in which those of the Islamic faith fast from dawn to dusk. In order to keep ourselves and our co-workers safe during this observance please remember the tips


Fall Awareness Week – Preventing Injury at Work

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This week is Fall Awareness Week, a week which sheds light on the most common workplace injuries: Slips, Trips, and Falls. At Breakaway Staffing it is our top priority to keep all of our associates safe on the job. Today we


April 28th – National Day of Mourning

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This Sunday, April 28th, is The National Day of Mourning. This day is dedicated to remembering those who have lost their lives, or suffered injury or illness, due to a work-related tragedy.


Practicing Safe Lifting

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Manual lifting is a critical component of many labour jobs and most of us do some form of lifting throughout our work day. However, incorrect lifting can lead to a variety of health problems and prevent you from being able


Driving with Transport Trucks in Bad Weather

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The winter weather has begun in the GTA and with this weather comes new hazards. It is important that we keep ourselves safe while outdoors by wearing proper protective clothing and driving safely during bad weather conditions.


Sleep Your Way to Better Work Performance

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In today’s competitive job market and labor force, it’s critical to have every edge you can get. Research has shown that one of the easiest ways to be a better, more marketable employee could be as simple as hitting that


Pedestrian Awareness in the Warehouse

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Forklift Operators go through immense safety training before starting their job in a warehouse environment. They are taught to yield to pedestrians and do everything in their power to keep themselves and their co-workers safe while on the job. However,


6 Workplace Safety Tips for Employees

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Guest post by Jordan McDowell The best workplace safety instructions and procedures in the world won’t make a worksite safer if safety training is completed but never demonstrated and put into place. The key to a safe workplace is good communication