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5 Ways to Make Sure You Stay Safe On Your Construction Site
5 Ways to Make Sure You Stay Safe On Your Construction Site
March 28, 2018

Workplace safety is extremely important on Calgary construction sites. Follow these top tips on how to protect yourself from common risks and hazards. Health and safety is extremely important in all industries, but there are certain…

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Improving Safety Standards of Small Construction Businesses
Improving Safety Standards of Small Construction Businesses
July 20, 2016

Promoting a strong safety culture on construction jobs not only reduces the amount of injuries and fatalities, but also impacts other business aspects such as productivity and competitiveness. And while large construction firms…

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How To Mitigate The Dangers of Working From Heights
How To Mitigate The Dangers of Working From Heights
June 22, 2016

A construction job exposes workers to a wide range of hazards. In particular, falling from heights is a growing occurrence and has been reported to account for one in five serious injuries on the construction site. In an industry as…

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Spring Into Safety
Spring Into Safety
February 26, 2016

There is no denying that construction is a great sign for a community. It signals growth, innovation and investment. You don’t have to go far anywhere in Calgary to see signs of such development. But when an accident happens on a…

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A Basic Guide to Personal Safety Equipment
A Basic Guide to Personal Safety Equipment
February 19, 2016

Construction site safety is everyone’s concern, and one of our top priorities at Matrix Labour Leasing. Personal safety equipment is an important part of staying safe on the job, so you should always ensure you have everything you need…

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Dress for the Weather
Dress for the Weather
January 15, 2016

Canadian winters are cold, making outdoor workers susceptible to illnesses like hypothermia and injuries such as frostbite. Hypothermia occurs when your body’s core temperature drops below the minimum temperature required for normal…

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The Importance of Proper Winter Construction Boots
The Importance of Proper Winter Construction Boots
January 1, 2016

As winter finally settles in, many construction workers across Calgary will be bundling up for work. Cold weather, snow and ice present new safety risks that need to be taken into account. One of your most important pieces of winter safety…

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8 Things to Remember to Help You Stay Safe on the Work Site
8 Things to Remember to Help You Stay Safe on the Work Site
November 27, 2015

Workplace injuries can be easily avoided if you practice safe work habits. To help keep your body in top shape here are 8 things that you should remember to do: Always Wear the Appropriate Safety Gear Safety vests and hard hats…

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Hypothermia
Hypothermia
November 4, 2015

Work doesn’t stop just because winter is coming. The risk of getting hypothermia is increasing, but that doesn’t mean you need to fall victim to it. What is Hypothermia? Hypothermia is what happens when your body becomes so cold…

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Winter Safety on the Worksite
Winter Safety on the Worksite
November 4, 2015

Here at Matrix Labour Leasing, safety is always our top priority. Winter brings a whole bunch of new dangers to construction sites. Luckily we can keep ourselves and our co-workers safe by using our safety training and our common sense. To…

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4 Ways to Protect Workers from H2S
4 Ways to Protect Workers from H2S
November 4, 2015

H2S--also known as sour gas, sewer gas, and stink damp--is a highly toxic gas that appears naturally in the earth in petroleum and natural gas. Although it does not strike often, when it does, it is deadly. Too much can kill a worker in a…

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Fall Protection Statistics for Construction Safety
Fall Protection Statistics for Construction Safety
November 4, 2015

In Canada, more than 40,000 workers get hurt each year because of fall accidents. Fall accidents represent a large percentage of “lost-time injuries” accepted by workers’ compensation boards across Canada. More than just economic…

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It's Your Job to Know Your Job
It's Your Job to Know Your Job
November 4, 2015

Work Safe Alberta, a government-led initiative to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and fatalities, runs a scholarship contest every year for Albertan students. This contest gives students a chance to showcase their creativity…

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What is a Certification of Recognition (COR)?
What is a Certification of Recognition (COR)?
November 4, 2015

A Certificate of Recognition (COR) is given to employers who create health and safety programs that meet established standards. A COR demonstrates that a certified auditor has evaluated the employer’s health and safety management system…

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The Matrix Advantage: Safety Excellence
The Matrix Advantage: Safety Excellence
September 8, 2015

In 2013, just about 1 out of 5 workplace fatalities occurred in the Construction Industry. OSHA recently reported that the main causes of these construction site deaths were falls, employees being hit by objects and machinery, or being…

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The Matrix Advantage: Safety Tickets
The Matrix Advantage: Safety Tickets
September 2, 2015

Take a drive around Calgary and you’ll see all the construction jobs sprouting up: new condos, office building renovations and replacing infrastructure. As one of Calgary’s premiere staffing agencies for labour and construction roles,…

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Canadian Residential Construction Industry Requires Additional Tradesmen
Canadian Residential Construction Industry Requires Additional Tradesmen
June 16, 2015

Canada’s residential industry shows no signs of slowing down. Add to the equation the continued strength of new construction and an aging workforce who plan to retire in the near future, there will be plenty of employment for skilled and…

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Construction Safety During the Rainy Season
Construction Safety During the Rainy Season
June 1, 2015

Calgary and Alberta are notoriously known for drastic weather changes in the blink of an eye. Thus far, the weather has been warm and sunny; however, ominous clouds are a reminder that thunder showers are on the way. Monsoon downpours and…

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Safety Gear on Construction Sites
Safety Gear on Construction Sites
May 26, 2015

It doesn’t matter what industry you work in, safety is key to continuing production and keeping a business operational. Employees don’t want to be out of work due to an injury, just as much as employers don’t want them to be. …

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The Safety Mindset You Need On Alberta Construction Sites
The Safety Mindset You Need On Alberta Construction Sites
May 19, 2015

In last week’s blog, we discussed the physical stress that worker’s bodies’ can endure on a construction site. In this week’s blog, we’re going to look at mindset and awareness which are equally important as a preventative…

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Safety on Construction Sites
Safety on Construction Sites
May 12, 2015

Working in the construction industry in Alberta is a rewarding and prosperous career, but can also be physically demanding on your body. Using equipment, moving heavy loads and climbing scaffolds can take its toll on your body; however, if…

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Staying Safe on the Road
Staying Safe on the Road
March 3, 2015

Calgary streets can seem more dangerous then the Indianapolis speedway, and can make for an occupational hazard for people who earn a living driving. Unlike controlled worksites, driving services are out on Calgary streets with everyday…

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Certificate of Recognition for Matrix
Certificate of Recognition for Matrix
December 24, 2014

Overview Matrix Labour Leasing has achieved a Certificate of Recognition by Alberta Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour.   The Certificate of Recognition (COR) for Matrix Labour Leasing further demonstrates their commitment to…

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Recent Construction Deaths Leave Room For Improvement for Industry
Recent Construction Deaths Leave Room For Improvement for Industry
December 16, 2014

Overview A number of recent incidents have put the spotlight on the Calgary construction industry and the conditions that workers operate under. Since the start of November five workers have died at job sites across Alberta, and these…

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Why Hard Hats Are So Important
Why Hard Hats Are So Important
November 13, 2014

Overview For something so simple, the hard hat is an extremely important piece of equipment. But do you take it for granted? Not wearing your hard hat and underestimating its importance can put you in severe danger, and sometimes even…

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4 Principles to Achieving an Injury-Free Workplace
4 Principles to Achieving an Injury-Free Workplace
September 29, 2014

The organizers of the XX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work 2014 event have decided that a world free of workplace deaths is an attainable goal.   During the XX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work 2014 conference it was…

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Reporting Injuries
Reporting Injuries
September 26, 2014

Reporting injuries and near misses immediately to your supervisor is crucial to our safety program and WBC claim management. It helps identify any common trends and allows us to implement corrective actions sooner if required.   Matrix…

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Avoid the Spring Time Bugs
Avoid the Spring Time Bugs
May 1, 2013

As most Albertans are aware, the weather here is never consistent, and the undeterminable temperature spikes and plummets can really take a toll on the immune system.  May is a month to shine, and so we have also added in a few helpful…

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Expired Safety Tickets?
Expired Safety Tickets?
February 20, 2013

Having current safety certificates allow for you to have a knowledge base in many safety sectors; these courses allow the best way to prevent injuries and occupational illnesses. Matrix has minimum requirements for all of our employees. …

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