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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

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…

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Improving Safety Standards of Small Construction Businesses

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…

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How To Mitigate The Dangers of Working From Heights

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…

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Spring Into Safety

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. …

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A Basic Guide to Personal Safety Equipment

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…

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Dress for the Weather

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…

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The Importance of Proper Winter Construction Boots

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…

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

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…

Hypothermia

Hypothermia

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…

Winter Safety on the Worksite

Winter Safety on the Worksite

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…

4 Ways to Protect Workers from H2S

4 Ways to Protect Workers from H2S

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…

Fall Protection Statistics for Construction Safety

Fall Protection Statistics for Construction Safety

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…

It's Your Job to Know Your Job

It's Your Job to Know Your Job

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…

What is a Certification of Recognition (COR)?

What is a Certification of Recognition (COR)?

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…

The Matrix Advantage: Safety Excellence

The Matrix Advantage: Safety Excellence

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…

The Matrix Advantage: Safety Tickets

The Matrix Advantage: Safety Tickets

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…

Canadian Residential Construction Industry Requires Additional Tradesmen

Canadian Residential Construction Industry Requires Additional Tradesmen

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…

Construction Safety During the Rainy Season

Construction Safety During the Rainy Season

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…

Safety Gear on Construction Sites

Safety Gear on Construction Sites

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…

The Safety Mindset You Need On Alberta Construction Sites

The Safety Mindset You Need On Alberta Construction Sites

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…

Safety on Construction Sites

Safety on Construction Sites

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…

Staying Safe on the Road

Staying Safe on the Road

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…

Certificate of Recognition for Matrix

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…

Recent Construction Deaths Leave Room For Improvement for Industry

Recent Construction Deaths Leave Room For Improvement for Industry

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…

Why Hard Hats Are So Important

Why Hard Hats Are So Important

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…

4 Principles to Achieving an Injury-Free Workplace

4 Principles to Achieving an Injury-Free Workplace

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…

Reporting Injuries

Reporting Injuries

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…

Avoid the Spring Time Bugs

Avoid the Spring Time Bugs

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…

Expired Safety Tickets?

Expired Safety Tickets?

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…

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