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  • Musculoskeletal Injuries and How to Prevent Them

    Mon, Sep 10th, 2018 by in NEWS
    Musculoskeletal Injuries and How to Prevent Them

    According to 2015 WCB data, 5,824 Manitobans are injured by an MSI per year. A musculoskeletal injury (MSI) can be seen when muscles, tendons, discs, nerves or joints are damaged or aggravated in the musculoskeletal system. An MSI can affect anyone, but they occur most often in healthcare, trades, manufacturing, construction and service industries. Take a look at …

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  • Caution: Distractions at Your Fingertips

    Mon, Aug 27th, 2018 by in NEWS
    Caution: Distractions at Your Fingertips

    Responsible driving in the age of the cellphone Technology grows and evolves to help make our lives easier, but there are some instances where the devices we rely on to get through our day can actually make some situations more treacherous. In our province, it is illegal to use hand-held electronics while driving (i.e. cellphones, …

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  • Building Safety on Construction Sites

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    Building Safety on Construction Sites

    The construction industry continues to report the highest injury and time-loss rates across Manitoba. When working in a high-risk industry, obvious hazards that accompany the job are often the most talked about. You’re trained to operate heavy equipment safely, protect yourself against hazardous materials and careful to avoid slips, trips and falls, but the reality is …

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  • Get On Board with Workplace Safety 

    Wed, Aug 1st, 2018 by in NEWS
    Get On Board with Workplace Safety 

    If your job requires you to spend time out on open water, it’s that much more important to be prepared in case of an emergency. Take a quick look at the list below to ensure that you’re complying with legislation in addition to keeping everyone on board safe. An airtight container with at least 6 self-igniting …

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  • “Walking the Walk” for Pedestrian Safety

    Tue, Jul 17th, 2018 by in NEWS
    “Walking the Walk” for Pedestrian Safety

    According to MPI, there is an average of 190 pedestrian accidents each year in Winnipeg. Drivers and pedestrians alike are responsible for taking the proper steps to ensure their safety on the road. That said, in most situations drivers have the additional responsibility to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians.   If You’re a Driver… Unless someone …

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  • Announcing New Partnership between SSM the NWDC!

    Fri, Jul 6th, 2018 by in NEWS
    Announcing New Partnership between SSM the NWDC!

    As Manitoba’s premier provider of occupational and road safety training, SSM has partnered with the UCN and Northern Workforce Development Centre (NWDC) to deliver quality occupational safety programming in Northern Manitoba. The NWDC is a new training centre designed to equip northern workers with the qualifications required in the skilled labour market. Located at the …

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  • Arming New Workers with the Knowledge of Safety

    Tue, Jul 3rd, 2018 by in NEWS
    Arming New Workers with the Knowledge of Safety

    Young people are most likely to experience injuries in the first year after entering the workforce. Young workers, with all their enthusiasm and determination to get the job done, often aren’t aware of the risks and hazards that come with working their first job. Did you know? People under 18 years old are not allowed to work …

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  • “Speed Fines Double”

    Mon, Jun 18th, 2018 by in NEWS
    “Speed Fines Double”

    Just because workers aren’t present doesn’t mean you won’t get fined for speeding in construction zones. Reduced speed limits in construction zones are designed to keep workers on-site safe. However, construction zones can be dangerous places for drivers too if people aren’t abiding by the designated rules and regulations. Speeding, even when there aren’t any …

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  • Harness the Safety of Fall Protection

    Tue, Jun 5th, 2018 by in NEWS
    Harness the Safety of Fall Protection

    15% of all injuries & fatalities in Manitoba workplaces are a result of a fall. Who needs fall protection? Whether you’re working on a roof, painting ceilings or cleaning windows, if you’re at risk of falling from a height of 3 metres or more while you’re at work, you need to be wearing fall protection …

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  • Cycling Safely in the Summer

    Tue, May 22nd, 2018 by in NEWS
    Cycling Safely in the Summer

    Approximately 158 Manitobans are hurt due to cycling-related injuries every year. The tips below can help you avoid becoming part of a statistic. Cycling is a great way to stay active with the family, commute to work and explore the outdoors, but it’s important to remember to share the road, and how to stay safe …

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